Innovator: Pae White

By January 19, 2015 October 18th, 2022 Event Trend, Evntiv.

At Evntiv, we spend a lot of time thinking about ways to make the world more colorful. We inject just enough whimsy and weirdness into our event design to make them memorable. We idolize artists, like Pae White, who dedicate themselves to the pursuit of making the world more interesting.

Born 1963, Pasadena, California. Lives and works in L.A. Pae White studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena (MFA, 1991), the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (1990), and Scripps College in Claremont, California (BA, 1985). She has been featured in solo exhibitions at venues such as The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois (2011); Site Santa Fe, New Mexico (2011); The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (2010); 1301PE, Los Angeles, California (2009); galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan, Italy (2008); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2007); and greengrassi, London, England (2007). White has been included recently in the Whitney Biennial, New York (2010) and the 53rd La Biennale di Venezia, Italy (2009) and she is installing commissions this year in the Los Angeles International and Berlin Brandenburg Airports. White’s work is held in such prominent public collections as Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Art Institute of Chicago; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
White’s installations jam-pack items of consumer culture—depicting, for example, wrapping paper, fabric swatches, food, junk mail and newspaper clippings—in flat compositions. Their humble subject matter stands in ironic contrast to their spectacular scale and to the heroic tradition of tapestry art.
Pae White’s goal is to cause viewers to stop and consider the bits and pieces of their lives that are most often overlooked, perhaps suggesting a reconsideration of the world around all of us. She want’s us all to ask ourselves, “What is important to us?”