Alicia Egger

Alicia Eggert

Associate Professor, Studio Art: Sculpture
Department of Studio Art

940-369-7562
Alicia.Eggert@unt.edu
Art Building, Room 345R

Website: aliciaeggert.com

Alicia Eggert is an interdisciplinary artist whose work gives material form to language and time, the powerful but invisible forces that shape our perception of reality. Alicia's work has been exhibited at notable institutions nationally and internationally, including the CAFA Art Museum in Beijing, the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, the Telfair Museums, and many more. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto, Portugal; The MAC, Dallas; and T+H Gallery, Boston, Mass. Eggert has received numerous honors and awards, including a TED Fellowship, a Washington Award from the S&R Foundation, a Direct Artist Grant from the Harpo Foundation, an Artist Microgrant from the Nasher Sculpture Center, and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission. She has been an artist in residence at Google Tilt Brush, Sculpture Space, True/False Film Festival, and the Tides Institute and Museum of Art. In 2020, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs added her to the Fulbright Specialist Roster.

Eggert earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University in 2004 and an M.F.A. in Sculpture/Dimensional Studies from Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y., in 2009. Her work is represented by Galeria Fernando Santos in Porto, Portugal, and Liliana Bloch Gallery in Dallas.

In the News

Feb. 2, 2024: Dallas Observer, "Happy Mediums: 10 North Texas Artists to Watch in 2024"

March 10, 2023: Creative Climb

TED Talk Video: Imaginative sculptures that explore how we perceive reality

 

More About Alicia Eggert

Eggert's work has been exhibited at notable institutions nationally and internationally, including the CAFA Art Museum in Beijing, the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, the Telfair Museums, and many more. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Liliana Bloch Gallery, Dallas, Artspace, Raleigh, N.C., and Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto, Portugal. Eggert has received numerous honors and awards, including a TED Fellowship, a Washington Award from the S&R Foundation, a Direct Artist Grant from the Harpo Foundation, an Artist Microgrant from the Nasher Sculpture Center, and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission. She has been an artist in residence at Google Tilt Brush, Sculpture Space, True/False Film Festival, and the Tides Institute and Museum of Art. In 2020, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs added her to the Fulbright Specialist Roster.

Eggert earned a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University in 2004 and a Master of Fine Arts from Alfred University in 2009. Galeria Fernando Santos represents her work in Porto, Portugal, and Liliana Bloch Gallery in Dallas.

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Las obras de Eggert se han exhibido en notables instituciones nacionales e internacionales, incluyendo el CAFA Art Museum en Beijing, el Triennale Design Museum en Milan, el Philadelphia Museum of Art, el Corning Museum of Glass, el Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, el Telfair Museums, y muchos más. Exposiciones individuales recientes se han llevado a cabo en la Liliana Bloch Gallery. Dallas, Artspace, Raleigh, N.C., y Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto, Portugal. Eggert ha recibido numerosos honores y premios, como una beca TED, un premio Washington de la S&R Foundation, una beca Direct Artist de la Harpo Foundation, una microbeca para artistas del Nasher Sculpture Center y una beca para artistas individuales de la Maine Arts Commission. Ha sido artista residente en Google Tilt Brush, Sculpture Space, True/False Film Festival y el Tides Institute and Museum of Art. En 2020, la Oficina de Asuntos Educativos y Culturales del Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos la incluyó en la lista de especialistas Fulbright.

Eggert se licenció en Ciencias por la Drexel University en 2004 y obtuvo un máster en Bellas Artes por la Alfred University en 2009. En la actualidad es profesora asociada de Arte de Estudio y coordinadora del Programa de Escultura en la University of North Texas. Su obra está representada por la Galería Fernando Santos de Oporto, Portugal, y la Galería Liliana Bloch de Dallas.

Long Now Foundation | Alicia Eggert's "This Present Moment" at 11,600 feet

Eggert collaborated with the Long Now Foundation to bring her neon sign, "This Present Moment," to the top of Mount Washington in White Pine County, Nev., to make two short films now available to watch on Vimeo. The work is also displayed at Fort Mason in San Francisco until February 2023. 

Read more about "This Present Moment." Vimeo "Alicia Eggert's This Present Moment."

Alicia Eggert sculpts neon, steel, and time to make art that inspires reflection and wonder at the finite nature of human life within a seemingly infinite universe. In September 2022, Alicia brought “This Present Moment,” a sculpture adapting the words of Stewart Brand, the co-founder of The Long Now Foundation and creator of the Whole Earth Catalog, to Mount Washington. The neon sign was re-assembled among the mountain’s bristlecone pine trees (pinus longaeva), some of the longest-lived trees in the world. These two original shorts, a documentary and an exhibition video, trace the sign’s journey to the mountaintop and explore art's power in shaping how we think about time.

Each location creates a different context for the message, and it's amazing to see how the words can have very different meanings from one place to another, said Eggert. "...For me, those trees are the perfect example of what it means to be fully present."

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