Our #ArtistINSTAResidence this week is, Montana-based artist, Deborah Butterfield. Butterfield has been making art depicting horses since the 1980's. She has observed that horses were historically used for war; the machines that helped win empires. Butterfield is interested in horse's calmness, dignity, and power. The artist readily acknowledges that many of her mares are self-portraits, drawing out the nature in human nature. Deborah Butterfield’s horses have been presented in museums across the country and outdoor parks and sculpture gardens, where the proximity to nature casts new readings on the work.
Her work has been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; and in galleries across the United States. #sculpturemke ✨ Learn more on our website!