Isabel Legate

Isabel Legate (b. 1992, USA) received her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2015. She has had a solo exhibition at Motel in Brooklyn, NY and has exhibited internationally in Zurich and in Venice. Legate’s artworks explore concepts of femininity, plasticity and the commodified body through sculpture, installation, writing, drawing and scent. Legate is currently based in Austin, Texas and in New York, New York. During her time at Rupert Legate plans to continue work on an ongoing project titled We Burned It So We Would ReekWe Burned It So We Would Reek explores the ways in which commodities are imbued with meaning and become tools in constructing the desires and aspirations of individuals. Using the formal and material language of her prior artworks Legate will integrate them into a narrative fabric that tells the story of two bodies within one, their struggle, a pleasureable collapse and their slow bloom into something delicious. The project will culminate in an installation of video, scent and sculpture.