Born: Caracas, Venezuela
Venezuela-born American artist Babs Reingold creates alternate ambiguities with her wall art and installations, focusing on beauty, poverty and the environment.
Using human hair is central to Ms Reingold's work. The diversity of hair from anonymous donors, with their individual DNA's, mimics the diversity of societies. True, too, is the push-pull of hair, beauty in one setting and disgust in another.
Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, FL, and the Newark Art Museum and countless private collections.
Ms Reingold has exhibited in New York City, Long Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania and New York. Solo shows include galleries in Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta, Savannah, St. Petersburg and Buffalo.
She has recieved awards from the Whitney's Barbara Haskell, patron awards from the Directors of the Albright-Knox Art Museum and an Atlantic Center for the Arts residency. Among curatorial activities, Ms Reingold with Grace Roselli co-curated "Voyeur's Delight" at Tribeca's Franklin Furnace, which motivated religious picketing at the White House.
Ms Reingold received a MFA from SUNYBuffalo and BFA degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has studios in the greater New York area and St Petersburg FL.
More information about the artist can be found at her website.