Vincent Fecteau


Vincent Fecteau is known for carefully handcrafting modestly-sized sculptures from everyday materials such as rubber bands, paper clips, seashells, and string, often incorporating these things into papier-mâché or foamcore structures.

With their incongruous forms, unnerving color schemes and various other unsettling elements, Fecteau's meticulously made sculptures belie the many formal decisions made by the artist in completing each work. He has said of his working process, "I like to work on a group of pieces all at the same time, spending long periods just staring at things and trying to activate or access a feeling that somehow relates to what I'm trying to make. …When I'm open to things but not fixed on an objective is when I'm most likely to discover a connection that helps a piece feel more resolved."

Vincent Fecteau was born in 1969. His work was featured in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, was included in the group show "Bay Area Now" at the Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco in 1997, and has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout Europe and the United States, including a one-person show at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008, which was curated by James Rondeau. Fecteau’s work was featured again in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. He currently lives and works in San Francisco.


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