Yvonne Love is an American sculptor and installation artist. Her work observes, records, and responds to both the beauty of nature and the anthropogenic issues that have become acute in recent years, from water contamination to the climate crisis. In exploring these issues, her work is often in collaboration with biologists, environmentalists, poets, and musicians, as well as other visual artists.
Recent solo exhibitions include; Ruffin Gallery (LR Collaborative), University of Virginia, Gallery 221, Brown University, Madelon Powers Gallery, East Stroudsburg University, and LG Tripp Gallery, Philadelphia, Her work has recently been featured in both the Hopper Magazine and Up The Staircase Quarterly. Love received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and is represented by Brenda Taylor Gallery in Boston, and through an affiliation with LG Tripp Gallery in Philadelphia.
Anne R. Fabbri describes Love's work:
"Using modeling paste and resin on clayboard, Love creates relief patterns in a complex rhythm. They're the equivalent of a poetry of the mind— a meditative landscape that each viewer can personalize."
Nancy Campbell writes of Love's collaboration on the climate crises; "A rich reading of science and literature runs through this work and is transmuted by it. Art is a space for what Love and Russomagno describe as “an emotional meditation on loss” that is necessarily absent from science, but at the same time is essential before humans can transform science into onward action. Humans often seem unable to act on knowledge—their tragic ‘flaw’ perhaps? To address climate crisis with the urgency that is necessary scientists and policymakers and artists all have a role to play. This is work which not only questions, but inspires the viewer to ask questions in turn."