Her work is driven by an interest in the potential for transformation contained in matter. This interest is informed by the processes and cultural systems that shape substances into things with specific meanings, uses and values. She makes objects that explore formal and physical concerns of painting and sculpture through a range of methods and techniques referent to their history. She transforms pigments, concrete, cloth, paper with the aid of flexible molds, invented tools and blind operations. Arranged together in supporting structures that recall walls and pedestals, the resulting objects present different stages of making that reveal systems of correspondence aimed at questioning ideas of origin and context.
Mariana Garibay Raeke lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA (Painting/Visual Studies) from California College of the Arts and an MFA from Yale University (Painting/Printmaking). Recent projects include Every Number is One, a solo show at Transmitter, Brooklyn, NY. She will be an Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch this spring.