ARTIST PROFILE: CRISTIN RICHARD’S WORK IS NOT JUST SKIN DEEP

Cristin Richard lives and works in Detroit, Michigan. She is recognized mostly for her fashion-based sculptures and recently completed a residency at LA DÉCOUPE in Paris, France. While paired with Lydie Vareilhes, a ballerina from The Paris Opera, the experience aided in her exploration of wearable sculpture. She has continued her investigation by working with Nate Czarling of Detroit’s BAD PARTY and New York City-based photographer EE Berger. Together, they have been able to document the practical use of these sculpture pieces. PLAYGROUND DETROIT has chosen to feature Cristin in our event exhibition.

Joe Jagos, PLAYGROUND DETROIT’s curator, was able to catch up with Cristin at her studio were she was better able to explain her work and her process.

Cristin announced that she is currently working on an installation and sound project to accompany her sculpture pieces. Her process involves primarily the use of intestinal casings from hogs and occasionally lamb. Cristin describes the installation as “particularly sensitive to details, with an interest in utilizing material manipulation as a sensory communication tool … the skin-like medium becomes a loaded metaphor which speaks to the human condition, while creating an underlying narrative on materialism and over indulgence.”

Visit Cristin Richard’s website for a more in-depth look into her new projects.

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