Jeremy Holmes

Artist’s Bio

Jeremy Holmes’ site-specific bentwood installations bring attention to interior space. In filling voids of unused space, he works with the shapes of walls and ceilings and creates what he calls “abstract wood sculptures.” His work emphasizes his preoccupation with materiality and reconstructing the viewer’s relationship to objects, our environment, and the spaces between.

Holmes studied at the State University of New York at New Paltz where he earned his BFA in sculpture in 2007. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Windgate Fellowship Grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, which enabled him to continue developing his work exploring the process of creating sculptural and site specific installations using bent wood to engage the viewer through immersive abstract forms. He currently lives and works in Ithaca, New York.




Artist’s Statement

“I construct abstract wood sculptures, which emphasize materiality and an engagement between the viewer, the site, and the work. I soak white ash in water as well as use the natural bend of the material with a free form bending method using tension and improvisation to form small and large sculptures. A scarf joint attaches the ends together, making endless ribbon sculptures that vary in length from 12ft to a ¼ mile long.”


The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design launches “Craft City”

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) debuts a new program series this summer that honors Asheville as “Craft City.” At three outdoor pop-up studios this summer (July 7, August 4, and September 1) people of all skill levels and backgrounds can make a take-home craft under the guidance of a visiting artist.


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