Artist Statement and Bio

Artist Statement and Bio

I picked up the tar and placed it beside the bird’s balanced nest.

I am a collector – a collector of stories, debris, and vessels that carry their past. I grew up exploring mountain forests embedded with the residual traces of human presence. Found objects echo this scattered residue and function as conduits for narrative to surface. They are placeholders: objects that straddle past and present; here and there. Through engaging in meditative and intuitive gestures, I create inconclusive material assemblages, performances, and installations that disassemble permanence and hold permeability.

Marc La Pointe navigates how place becomes through the relationship between site and body. After receiving an MFA from the University of Minnesota Department of Art in 2018, Marc completed his first public artwork, I wish that mountains could move, too at Franconia Sculpture Park where he was named a Jerome Fellow. Recently, Marc's photograph, and their, was featured in the 2019 exhibition, Queer Forms, curated by Howard Oransky. In July 2020, Marc will attend the International Symposiusm: Cast Metal & 3D Printing at the Atelierhaus Hilmsen Residency in Germany. Marc currently lives in northern Idaho where he investigates the ephemerality of place through an interdiscplinary practice. He can be reached through email at marclapointeart@gmail.com.

La Pointe's CV