(Nicola Vruwink) State of the Union: Wage Gap
Ceramic with cork
10" x 8" x 8"
Statement from the artist:
"This work is part of a series exploring the wage gap discrepancy between men and women, from white male to Latinx. The petal-like shapes represent the percentage, in scale, that women are paid in comparison to men."
Originally from Iowa, Nicola Vruwink has worked and lived in Los Angeles for 17 years. She received her MFA from the University of Washington, Seattle and studied in the MFA program at the University of Iowa. Her work has been featured extensively in exhibitions including the Palm Springs Museum of Art, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and group shows in California at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Riverside Art Museum, and the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena. In 2019, Vruwink had a solo exhibition at the Lancaster Museum of Art. Previously she had 2 solo exhibitions in Los Angeles with DEN Contemporary Gallery.
Vruwink previously exhibited her work in exhibitions at Seattle Art Museum, Bellevue Art Museum, and the Henry Art Gallery. Vruwink has been written about in several publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Artforum, Huffington Post, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and Angeleno Magazine.
Currently, Vruwink is full-time faculty at Santa Monica College and an Assistant Professor at ArtCenter College of Design.
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