Ilene Sunshine uses an array of eclectic materials- leaves, plastic bags, discarded Christmas trees, old toys- to explore the nature/culture interface. Ranging from large-scale site projects to more intimate works on paper.
Sunshine’s work has been exhibited both in the United States and internationally. She has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Dieu Donné Papermill, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, and the Ora Lerman Trust at Soaring Gardens, among other awards. A native Atlantan, Sunshine earned her B.F.A. with honors from Boston University, and has lived and worked in New York City since 1990.