Born in Nashville, TN, 1971.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Flat Rock at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, is Virginia Overton’s first solo exhibition in an American museum. The new freestanding sculptures that Overton created for the show are tenuous yet forceful assemblages of materials the artist encountered around Miami and on site at the museum. The exhibition begins with a large-scale fountain that Overton created for the museum’s pond. In the gallery, she addressed the existing architecture by arranging long planks of lumber to create two parallel lean-to walls; this rudimentary architectural device carves out a long passageway that viewers must navigate before entering a diagonally warped exhibition space.Download PDF Miami Rail
It's the beginning of the growing season, so Virginia Overton's new installation—four hundred feet of brass tube floating over rolling hills in the 500 acre sculpture park in Mountainville—is at its starkest: a single tube undulating over the landscape, hovering four feet above the earth, thanks to a series of slim, almost invisible supports holding the brass in place. Judging from the simplicity of materials she employs, Overton would be easy to categorize as a minimalist. In one recent New York show, she covered a back wall with fresh cedar boards and filled a tub with water. Here, a single line makes its way across an empty landscape.Download PDF Town & Country
A new sculpture by Virginia Overton, stretching nearly 500 feet, will greet visitors to Storm King Art Center when it opens Apr. 2 for the 2014 season. The commissioned work consists of a 488-foot-long brass tube that stretches across the landscape of the 500-acre sculpture park in Mountainville, N.Y. Standing atop steel rods, the tube will appear to float above the tall grasses as they grow during the coming months and hide the supports. The show officially opens May 3 and will remain on view through Nov. 9.Download PDF Art in America
Miami's 1111 Lincoln Road is the perfect venue for a new showing of the ultimate collection of art cars during Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami. Exploring the history of auto-art mash-ups, Piston Head: Artists Engage the Automobile arranges a dizzying selection of contemporary art cars around the ramps and offset columns of Herzog & de Meuron's award-winning multi-use car park space.Download PDF Wallpaper*
Given free reign of the Kitchen for her solo exhibition, Virginia Overton presents a suite of pithy post-Minimalist sculpture installations that deftly repurpose various salvaged building materials found on-site. Monumental yet tentative, Overton's underestimated constructions pulse with tension between careful design and random accident; they are site-specific without being limited to or by it.Download PDF
FOR A SOLO SHOW in January at the Power Station in Dallas, Virginia Overton performed her duties with Southern grace. She transported many of the installation materials herself in a 1984 Chevrolet Deluxe pickup truck. She mounted a blue lightbox
in the vehicle’s bed and parked it in the gallery, creating a beacon for a tailgate party or a rave. When the proprietors told her that locals might not make her Sunday opening because the Cowboys were playing that day, Overton incorporated into her exhibition a TV showing the game. They said it was the foundation’s best-attended opening yet.
In developing her latest series of sculptural light pieces, 39-year-old artist Virginia Overton simply followed her instincts. When a new copy machine arrived at the studio of artist Wade Guyton, whom she assists, Overton acted on the urge to stick her head in the machine and press COPY. “Don’t tell my boss,” she laughs. What may seem like a bit of studio hijinks is actually endemic of Overton’s gutsy and resourceful creative process.Download PDF Interview Magazine Virginia Overton
Three American artists from different generations strike a similar (if muted) chord in this exhibition, which brings together two wall- bound felt sculptures from the mid-1970s by Robert Morris (b. 1931) with several 2010 works by Virginia Overton (b. 1971) and by Jacob Kassay (b. 1984).Download PDF