Pae White is a Los Angeles based American mixed-media artist who works with yarn, pieces of mirrors, tapestry, ceramics, scarves, and even tin-foil in site-specific installations. Working with fabrication techniques on large-scale projects, she plans and executes ideas that she archives in scrapbooks of photographs and ephemera. White attended Scripps College and received an M.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design.
One of her projects was made in 2004 for the Hammer Museum, which consisted of thousands of hand-cut orbs of paper suspended on string. In 2009, she was featured in the Venice Biennale with her“Weaving, Unsung” where she transformed a section of the 13th century Arsenale into an imaginary aviary with encrusted chandeliers and a dropped ceiling made of string.
Earlier she made a tent city the size of a football field at Art Basel Miami with mutating sculpture that changed at nightfall. At the 2010 Whitney Biennial her “Still, Untitled” was a 30 foot smoke tapestry with smoke unfurling against a rich black background. A curtain she designed for the New Opera House in Oslo, Norway is an example of White’s use of unconventional materials with its dazzling abstract design fashioned from a supersize image of crinkled aluminum foil.
White has shown in group exhibits in Istanbul, Milan, Turin, Paris, Hammer Museum, Whitney, Guggenheim, MOCA, and Tate Modern and has had solo shows in Brussels, Berlin, London, Venice and Milan among others.