Grimanesa Amorós
(b. 1962)
Uros, 2012
Silkscreen printed LEDs, diffusion material, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware
119.4 x 130.8 x 48.3 cm; (47 x 51 1/2 x 19 in.)

Grimanesa Amorós is an American interdisciplinary light sculpture artist with diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research and critical theory. She combines sculpture, video, and light to create works that illuminate our notions of personal identity and community. She is TED Global 2014 guest speaker, a recipient of NEA Visual Artist Fellowship, NEA Artist Travel Grant, Art In Embassies Program of the U.S.

 

Born in Lima, Peru, Amorós has often drawn upon important Peruvian cultural legacies for inspiration for her large-scale light installations. She often gives talks at museums and universities where her lectures not only attract future artists but students and faculty engaged with art, science and technology. Amorós, a lighting sculpture artist, has exhibited in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.