Each year the Sculpture Center invites early career artists of the greater Ohio region (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, western New York, or Ontario, Canada by birth, residency, or education, but need not be currently residing in the area) whose practice includes sculpture, installation, mixed and expanded media, relational aesthetics, and performance to apply for inclusion in its annual Revealed Early Career Artist Series. This keystone program, now in its fifteenth year, fosters and promotes the careers of exceptional sculptors during the first ten years of their profession. Artist recipients of Revealed are awarded a solo exhibition, a stipend and gallery support.
Detroit-based textile artist Margaret Hull provokes conversations and critique surrounding the exploitative practices of the fashion industry. Guided by theories of sustainability and intentional material use, her multifaceted practice spans garment construction, photography, video, virtual reality, installation, and embroidery. Throughout her work, she questions the intersection of body and earth, the complexities of longevity in fashion, and the responsibility and desires of globalized consumers. Hull completed her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and has been featured in galleries worldwide.
Based in Cincinnati, OH, Rachel Linnemann utilizes ordinary materials and sentimental found objects to construct a visual language centered around mental health, growth, resilience, and the enduring presence of joy in the face of hardship. Rooted in her rural Appalachian upbringing, Linnemann draws inspiration from the resourcefulness and gratitude instilled by her ancestors. Through her transformative practice, she invites viewers to challenge preconceptions and contemplate the value of labor, while embracing gratitude as a guiding force during challenging times. Linnemann received her MFA from the University of Cincinnati, where she is currently a Sculpture Instructor.
alexandra virginia martin engages in community-centered projects concerned with care, tenderness and intimate collaboration. Taking the many forms of poems, castings, vessels and durational installations composed of biodegradable materials, their practice highlights interactions between materials and the ways their environments act upon them. As an artist and arts organizer in Detroit, Michigan, they serve as the driving force behind anhelo anhelo, a dynamic resource supporting fellow creatives in organizing community initiatives and publications. They hold a BFA from the College for Creative Studies and their work has graced independent arts spaces globally.
Tommy Nguyen reimagines reality with overt positivity, equity, and fun. With a self-described, “queer techno orientalist practice” and degrees in philosophy, economics, and an MFA in studio art from the University of Buffalo, he moves beyond yearning for social ideals and allows viewers to actually live them. Using a variety of materials including quilts steeped in nostalgia, mylar lit with the warm glow of Christmas lights, and well-loved stuffed animals, his installations and performances collide popular cultures, fostering a shared belief in a brighter, more colorful world beyond the lines of convention. Nguyen was born in California and has exhibited throughout the United States and internationally.
Sculptor and performance artist, Nalani Stolz, explores the universal feelings of inhabiting an ever-shifting form of the human body. Through sculptural manifestations, she reclaims domestic skills and processes to explore gendered emotional and physical experiences such as weeping, menstruation, miscarriage, and pregnancy. Her work embodies the fragility and tenderness found in everyday tasks, using materials like rising dough, fermented membranes, cloth, clay, wax, and water to convey expansion, constriction, and release. Stolz has shown at Woman Made Gallery, The South Bend Museum of Art, What Gallery, and Urban Arts Space and received her MFA from The Ohio State University.