Manhattan's Galerie Dumonteil Debuts the "Bright Wild Things" of Mia Fonssagrives-Solow
- Noor Brara Vogue
[Fonssagrives Solow} grew up with an inherent love for all creative pursuits, and is known, in her artistic career, perhaps most for her life-size sculptures… massive, round, outdoor installation pieces with punctured holes that frame the natural settings before them.
The 8 Unmissable Booths at UNTITLED Miami Beach
- Brian Boucher, artnet News
If you want to take advantage of both the beach and the art that’s all over Miami right now, you couldn’t do much better than to visit UNTITLED, which takes place in a tent right on the sand at Ocean Drive and 12th Street.
Fonssagrives makes enticing abstract sculptures in materials like bronze, Lucite, and wood, and they go for anywhere from $3,000 to $80,000.
A Descendant of Creative Royalty Shows Off Her Playful Side in a New Paris Solo Show
- Bridget Gleeson, Artsy
Regardless of medium, Fonssagrives Solow has always maintained a keen sense of humor, be it for a Spookbot, a Femmebot, or Stefan the Minotaur. She humanizes these mythological beasts and computer creatures, adding a colorful flair to her lively work. The robots, for instance, “are people in my life,” she has said. “They all have their quirky ways about them. They’re all characters!”
20 Sensational Cures for Fair Fatigue During FIAC
- Caroline von Krockow-Lahame, artnet News
Mia Fossagrives Solow is bringing her sculptural works to Paris in a show which will evidence the wide range of her artistic practice, which is based on combinations of elements from traditional sculpture to contemporary items.
Her output encompasses fine jewelry, sculpture, collage, and paintings and her most renowned works are her futuristic metal objects. For this exhibition, Fonssagrives Solow will be showing her colorful modernist inspired sculptural works and futuristic fine jewelry.
Mia Fonssagrives Solow on Robots and Growing Up With Irving Penn - Katya Foreman, WWD
“I worked in fashion here, I had a boutique on Rue Bonaparte with Vicky Tiel — we had a whole fashion life here in the Sixties,” said artist Mia Fonssagrives Solow at the inauguration of a mini-retrospective of her work at Paris’ Galerie Agnès Monplaisir on Thursday, marking her first show in the city.
Mia Fonssagrives Solow and Paris is a beautiful love story that began in the 60's when the artist was educated and then opened a designer clothing store in the capital. The passion for sculpture comes from childhood and is realized in the United States, where she now lives, and quickly became a major figure in contemporary art with her series of Minotaur, robots and graphic jewelry.
50 Years Working With Wood And Metals (And Skinny Black Pants…)
- The Art Gorgeous
Today, Mia is still tirelessly unleashing her outstanding finesse in New York, with art pieces being showcased in a range of galleries including Gagosian Gallery, Eric Firestone Gallery, Charles Feingarten Gallery, and Elaine Benson Gallery. Her works have also been featured at the Maeght Foundation in Paris and is available through the Galerie Agnès Monplaisir.
This Futuristic Jewelry Collection Turns Robots Into Wearable Art
- Margaret Abrams, Observer
New York-based artist Mia Fonssagrives Solow is continuing her transition from sculpture to jewelry with a new collection that mixes precious metals, gems and diamonds, with an edge that’s inspired by her robot sculptures.
Ms. Fonssagrives Solow comes from cultural royalty. She’s the daughter of French photographer Fernand Fonssagrives and Swedish supermodel Lisa Fonssagrives, step-daughter of famed Vogue photographer Irving Penn and wife of New York real estate mogul Sheldon Solow. Her familial intersection of art, design and fashion has influenced many of her endeavors.
An Artist's Dream Come True
- Alex R. Travers, Quest Magazine
“So,” says Mia Fonssagrives Solow, holding out her hand as she reveals a ring, “this is my robot.”
Fonssagrives Solow has come to the Mark Hotel’s restaurant from her nearby New York City studio where she works as a sculptor and jewelry designer, a career she has successfully enjoyed for over 50 years. She didn’t start making robots until six years ago. They were originally sculptures, cast in bronze or aluminum.
Whitewall recently caught up with Solow to chat about her artistic process, storied upbringing, and her fierce entourage of spiked warriors exhibited at Kasher Potmakin Gallery in New York. The "Robot" series featured never-before-seen works and her most personal body sculptures to date.
Mia Fonssagrives Solow has been sculpting for over 50 year, from abstract, anamorphic and animal forms in wood to robotic pieces of jewelry using metals. What unites her variety of work is the importance of humor.