Understanding design and how it is implemented- peeking through the cracks to see a relationship between materiality and linguistics, sculpture is a process and form for me that is as much about play as it is research. Familiar objects are positioned in a space between utilitarian purpose and poetic intention, often employing bright colors, material & word investigations, and an abundance of visual information tucked into systems of found and fabricated objects.
Austin Swearengin received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2013). He was the recipient of a Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program Award and a Minnesota State Arts Board Gran and was a resident artist at Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY) in 2016. He has participated in shows at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Bus Projects (Melbourne AUS), Sleep Center (New York, NY), among many others.