Lucrecia Troncoso is a multidisciplinary artist from Argentina who lives in Santa Fe, NM. Having a strong background in Ceramics, she graduated with an MFA in New Practices from San Francisco State University in 2005 and has exhibited both locally and internationally, including recent exhibitions at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, 333 Montezuma Arts, Radical Abacus, and the New Mexico Museum of Arts as part of their Alcove exhibitions. She also completed residencies including the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska, where she received an Emmy Gifford Foundation Fellowship.
I explore the materials that make up the things of the world: clay, plaster, chips of stone, canvas, sewing thread, color pencils, wooden boards… I try to imagine these materials as their own entities in a world where consumerism, marketability, advertising—and often cultural motives—do not exist. How then, will these materials manifest themselves? How, if at all, will people engage with them? Will we still use plaster to make buttery-smooth walls in our homes, thread to make trinkets for loved ones, and colored pencils or paints to depict landscapes? To answer these questions, I work to peel the bias off of any material where it may have attached, and try to get to the material’s essence. I then begin labor-intensive and methodical processes, which, instead of transforming a material, absurdly preserve it. These explorations take me to the inherent physical qualities of materials and throw light upon modern society’s purpose and understanding of them. My hope is that materials become autonomous, and people, acquainted with new realizations.