Missy Engelhardt

Region: MFA Annual

In my work I use everyday materials to explore the formal qualities of abstract sculpture. I challenge the viewer to interact with these materials, which I transform into something new that has a spatial presence.

In my current paper works, cutting, scoring, and folding signify concepts of temporality, memory, and perception alongside the formal qualities of abstract installations, sculptures, and drawings. These mark-making alterations show their own process—the memory of what was present and what occurred to it—while transforming the material into something that is recognized as unrecognizable.