2018 Triennial Archive

Virginia Overton

University Hospitals
2072 UH Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44106
View from dawn to dusk


Virginia Overton created her large scale sculpture, Black Diamond, from recycled roof trusses procured in Arizona for an exhibition at MOCA Tucson in 2016. Originally conceived for display in an industrial interior space, it now graces the entrance to University Hospital under different circumstances; painted black and functioning as a temporary landmark for An American City. Overton’s tilted diamond redirects the viewer’s grasp of the city landscape.

Artist Biography

Virginia Overton was born in Tennessee and currently lives and works in New York. She earned a BFA in 2002 and an MFA in 2005, both from the University of Memphis. Solo exhibitions have been presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield), White Cube (London), All Rise (Seattle), Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Storm King Art Center (Mountainville), Westfälischer Kunstverein (Münster), Kunsthalle Bern, Mitchell-Innes & Nash (New York), The Kitchen (New York), The Power Station (Dallas), Freymond-Guth Fine Arts Ltd. (Zürich), and Dispatch (New York). Recent group exhibitions and projects include Bernal Espacio (Madrid), MAY68 (NewYork), Maisterravalbuena (Lisbon), Lever House (New York), The David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street (San Francisco), Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), Parcours (Art Basel), Contemporary Art Museum (St. Louis), High Line Art (New York),White Columns (New York), MoMA PS1 (New York), White Flag Projects (St. Louis), and Sculpture Center (New York). Her work is collected by The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Kunstmuseum Bern, and Kunsthaus Zürich. In 2018 her work will be presented in solo exhibitions at the University of Memphis, Socrates Sculpture Park (New York), Don River Valley Park (Toronto), Galerie Francesca Pia (Zürich), Bortolami Gallery (New York), and through a record release with Future Audio Graphics.