Though she has worked in New York City since the early 2000s, Nashville-born artist Virginia Overton maintains strong connections with Middle Tennessee, where her family has owned a farm for more than a century. For her site-specific installations, Overton salvages such elements as plywood, refrigerator parts, and farm utensils, then creates new meanings through surprising arrangements and unexpected juxtapositions.

Overton earned her BFA and MFA from the University of Memphis. She has had solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland; Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York. In 2018, she became the first woman artist to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Socrates Sculpture Park. This year, she had an exhibition at Goldsmiths CCA in London, installed a permanent site-specific installation at LaGuardia Airport in New York, and was included in the 59th Venice Biennale. She is represented by Bortolami Gallery in New York, White Cube in London, and Galerie Francesca Pia in Zurich.

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Funded in part by the Gordon CAP Gallery Fund

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Clay Blevins 
John and Melinda Buntin 
Susan H. Edwards 
Jennifer and Billy Frist 
Bob and Julie Gordon 
Frank and Gwen Gordon 
Gail Gordon Jacobs 
Louise and Neil Kohler 
Neil Krugman and Lee Pratt 
Kent Rollins and Belinda Butler 

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