An image of Henri Matisse's "Icarus" is cut out of a reclaimed satellite

Louis Osmosis, Satellite (2020). Plasma-Cut Satellite.

Louis Osmosis is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture, drawing, performance, and video.
His practice revolves heavily around craft, performative actions, and readymades, incorporating found objects and vernacular materials, from popsicle sticks to toilet paper tubes, and hornet nests to wood altered by beavers. Engaged equally with Arte Povera and postmodern bleakness, Osmosis’s speculative approach to form reflects his ongoing “investigation into modes of non-success and lack." He received his BFA from the Cooper Union in 2018.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991. In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation.