Joseph Ives

Artadia Awardee

Joseph Ives is a graduate of the University of Houston, who constructs functional sculptures that border on the absurd. His works relate to human scale and activity and often provide elaborate solutions for simple problems.

“My works often begin with a personal concern such as assisting other people, imparting balance to my surroundings, or diminish social hierarchies. These concerns often become humorous or absurd ideas that I then pursue seriously, like building a staircase instead of getting a ladder.”