Jaume Plensa is one of the world's foremost sculptors working in the public space,
with over 30 projects spanning the globe in such cities as Chicago, Dubai, London,
Liverpool, Nice, Tokyo, Toronto, and Vancouver.
Over the past 25 years, Jaume Plensa has produced a rich body of work in the studio
and the public realm. By combining conventional sculptural materials (glass, steel,
bronze, aluminium) with more unconventional media (water, light, sound, video),
and frequently incorporating text, Plensa creates hybrid works of intricate energy and
psychology. From his delicately textured, intimate works on paper—like his 2005-06
series of ethnographic portraits that resemble worn, 19th century photographs
—to monumental outdoor sculptures like Nomade (2007) and a range of
cityscape-altering public projects like the Crown Fountain in Chicago (2000-05),
Plensa's work takes many forms.
The winner of many national and international awards, Jaume Plensa has had
solo exhibitions at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, UK; Nasher Sculpture Center,
Dallas; Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Spain; the Musée Picasso, Antibes, France;
the Arts Club of Chicago; Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan;
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid and Galerie National du Jeu de Paume, Paris among many others.