Deirdre FoxDeirdre Fox puts physical objects to abstract use as visual poems. In her sculptural “object drawings,” she makes use of found containers and other materials to weave narratives around functionality, identity, loss, and transformation. Fox investigates the point at which objects become art, and what it might mean to rediscover such objects after an extended period, thereby countering the ubiquity of built-in obsolescence.
Fox earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BS in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University. She has exhibited at venues including Evanston Art Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Koehnline Museum of Art Gallery, the Museum of Shenandoah Valley, Betty Rymer Gallery, and the Swedish American Museum. She has been awarded grants from the City of Chicago/Illinois Arts Council and was featured artist for Chicago Artists Month in 2008. She has undertaken residencies at the Center for Books and Paper Arts, Chicago Open Studios Program, Cliff Dwellers Club, and Ragdale Foundation. Fox’s work is represented in the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection and the collection of the Center for Books and Paper Arts.