BIO & STATEMENT
BRETT DAY WINDHAM is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Cambridge, England, and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. Windham received a BFA from Hampshire College and an MFA in sculpture from RISD. She has researched and studied in both Florence and Turin in Italy, Penland N.C., and Paris, France. Her work has been included in shows throughout the US, including The Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia), Smack Mellon (New York), and the RISD Museum (Providence), and has been discussed in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Art New England, Whitewall, and V Magazine.
Windham’s artwork is based on the idea of collections. Over time, she accumulates materials from such varied sources as sidewalks, the floors of other artist’s studios, or nature: these time-based collections are then used as components for assembled sculptures or works on paper. Using both color and composition, she organizes these groups of natural, commercial, and industrial remnants, creating an intuitive personal taxonomy rooted in ritual. The work confers a sense of place, mysticism, and ritual.