Sculpture is an aesthetic language I use to bridge the gap between reason and emotion.
The deep disconnect between scientific rationality and the emotional nature of human experience draws into question where we find meaning and how we seek to answer fundamental questions about life. My work seeks to transcend the divide from objective scientific data towards that of experiential knowledge.
Drawing from history, narrative, emotion, and perception, my artwork synthesizes information into knowledge through an intently subjective human experience. I interpret the poetics of statistical information by translating data into lines, forms, and materials that reveal abstract concepts and unseen phenomena as communicative, sensory, and aesthetically engaging artworks.
Adrien Segal is an artist based in Oakland, California. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums, and is published in several books and academic journals. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Bunnell Street Art Center in Alaska, the Pier 9 Workshop, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, Bullseye Glass, and Benchspace Cork in Ireland.
Adrien has held Visiting Artist positions at San Diego State University and at California College of the Arts, where she received a BFA. In addition to teaching, she pursues her creative practice out of her studio on the former Naval Base in Alameda, CA.