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BLANE DE ST. CROIX
With the cool remove of an anthropologist, De St. Croix
observes natural history and human folly to create tableaux
that haunt us with harsh truths and wry ironies about the
world and our obligation to seriously heed history's lessons.
Using a distinct vocabulary he extracts from nature rather than
industry, De St. Croix has developed a language of images that
serve his motivations well. His commentaries on the present
are dependent on his respect for the past.
- Daphne Anderson Deeds

Blane De St Croix's work Forced Migration consists of numerous
Common Crows penetrating the wall as if the birds are flying
through it. The birds are not fazed as if they have some greater
knowledge and ability. The flock has become captured as a still
image, as a moment frozen in time, linking itself to fable,
dream imagery as well as playing with notions of space and
dimension.
Selected awards include a Fulbright Scholars Fellowship, Poland, 2007-2006,  regional National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship in
sculpture, 1993, South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artist, 2003, Department of Cultural Affairs, Miami Dade
County, Florida, Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, 2000-2001, Sculpture Fellowship Award, Florida, Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, 1999-
2000 Honorable Mention, Florida, Individual Artist Fellowship, Sculpture Award, Nebraska State Arts Council, Nebraska, 1996, Faculty Research
Grant, London, England, Whittier College, Whittier, California, 1997. 1996. Awarded residencies in 2003, Djerassi Resident Artists Program and
since 1992 Gasworks Artist Studio Residency, Triangle Arts Trust, London, England with a solo exhibition, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Artist
Residency, Wisconsin, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska, Sculpture Space, Inc., New York, the Ragdale Foundation, Lake
Forest, Illinois, Watershed Center for Ceramics, Watershed, Maine, Tyrone Gutherie Center, Ireland, a MacDowell Fellowship, Peterborough, New
Hampshire prior to 1992; Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, 1998-present, Visiting Assistant Professor,
Whittier College, Whittier, California, 1996-1998. Born outside of Boston in Milton, Massachusetts.  Educated at Cranbrook Academy of Art,
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (M.F.A. - Sculpture) and Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts (B.F.A.-Sculpture with distinction)


SELECTED  SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2004
Broadway Windows, New York University Galleries, New York, New York
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, exterior sculpture collection, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Djerassi Artist Residency Program, exterior sculpture collection, Woodside, California
2002
Swallow, South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach, Florida
Coral Springs Museum, Coral Springs, Florida
2001        
Laumeier Sculpture Park , two-person, St. Louis, Missouri
Florida Gulf Coast University, University Gallery, Naples, Florida           
1998
Gasworks Alternative Gallery, Triangle Arts Trust, August, London, England
Side Street Projects Gallery, installation, Santa Monica, California
Jovenes Sculpture Park, exterior installation, Hollywood, California
1997
L A Artcore, Los Angeles, California
1996
Europos Parkas Sculpture Park, permanent collection, Vilniaus, Lithuania
1995
Artist Coalition, Kansas City, Missouri
1993
Vanishing, University of Nebraska Omaha Gallery, installation, Omaha, Nebraska
Light Verses Darkness, finale, First Night festival, Artistic Dir., 30 performers,20 costumes, St. Louis, Missouri
1992
Rare Pages IV, Artemisia Gallery, non-profit, installation, Chicago, Illinois
Rare Pages, Book Works, window installation, Chicago, Illinois
Horwitch Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff, Missouri

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006        Think Warm, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2005        Approaches: Sculptors from Florida, Department of Art and Art History, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
2004        FAU South, Art Basel, Miami Design District, Florida Atlantic University Faculty and Galleries Exhibition, Miami, Florida
  It’s for the Birds, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, group invitational traveling exhibition, Miami, Florida
2003        South Florida Cultural Fellowship for Visual and Media Artist Exhibition, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art,
  Palm Beach, Florida
  Group Exhibition, Gonfalone Gallery, Rome, Italy
2002-2003
 2nd ANNUAL UNAFFILIATED JURIED EXHIBITION,, Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida
2002
 Gravity, Robert Pardo Gallery, New York City, New York
 Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, 2000-2001, VonLiebig Art Center, Naples, Mayor’s Gallery, City Hall, Orlando, Okalossa-Walton
 College, Niceville, Florida
2001
 20 Years of Excellence, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska
 Florida Atlantic University, Faculty Exhibition, Boca Raton, Florida
2000- 1999  
Art In Embassies Program of the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., Collections Exhibit in Reykjavik, Iceland
Art In Embassies Program of the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., Collections Exhibit Niamey, Niger

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2003
 NEWSLETTER OF PALM BEACH COUNTY CULTURAL COUNCIL, Artist Profile, March/April
 PALM BEACH INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, New art, catalogue, Palm Beach, Florida
 THE MIAMI HERALD, Visual Arts Page, Elisa Turner, Miami, Florida, December 8
 FORT MYERS NEWS, Fort Myers, Florida, July
2002
  THE MIAMI HERALD, Visual Arts Page, Elisa Truner, Miami, Florida, December 8
  FORT MYERS NEWS, Fort Myers, Florida, July
2002-2001
  Florida Visual Art Fellowship 2000-2001, Catalogue, Florida Arts Council, Florida
2001        SCULPTURE MAGAZINE, FOCUS, Jan Castro, October