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Karyl Sisson

New York, New York 1948

Active in:

  • Los Angeles, California

Luce Artist Quote

“An examination of my work [reveals] . . . an intense interest in patterning and a reverence for once common materials and construction techniques.” Artist’s statement, 2002

Luce Artist Biography

Karyl Sisson’s nostalgic art evokes objects from her childhood. Since 1974, the artist has been rummaging through flea markets, junk shops and manufacturers’ overruns, stocking up on materials to use in her work. She studied painting and drawing at New York University during the 1960s and in 1972 moved to Los Angeles. There, she was exposed to artists working with a variety of media who encouraged her to construct her baskets and sculptures from nontraditional materials.