“Renwick Invitational 2020” Virtual Artist Conversation with Debora Moore
On Thursday, January 28, 2021, the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) presented an engaging online conversation with Debora Moore, one of the four artists featured in Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020. Discover the beauty and wonder of the natural world through Moore's spectacular glass sculptures. In this lively conversation, Moore discusses her creative process and work featured in “Forces of Nature” with Stefano Catalani, exhibition juror and executive director of the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. Learn more about Moore’s history as a trailblazer in the glass field, and why experiencing nature is key to her development as an artist.
Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020 was presented by the Smithsonian American Art Museum at its Renwick Gallery. The exhibition features artists Lauren Fensterstock, Timothy Horn, Debora Moore, and Rowland Ricketts. Each of these invited artists looks to nature as a way to contemplate what it means to be human in a world increasingly chaotic and divorced from our physical landscape. Representing craft media from fiber to mosaic to glass and metals, these artists approach the long history of art’s engagement with the natural world through unconventional and highly personal perspectives.
The Smithsonian Women's Committee Endowment provided generous funding for Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020 public programs.