27. Gay Outlaw*
Trial Pattern: Animal
Outlaw has followed an unusual path to becoming an artist that includes learning the art of pastry in Paris and interning with the famed photographer William Eggleston. Her early sculptural works were made of pastry, caramel, and other perishables. You may recall a 34-foot-long wall of fruitcake bricks installed at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco where passersby could smell Christmas and whiskey for days. She begins each series of work with photographs. This series of prints, exploring the nature of pattern, was inspired by photos of clouds and water as well as Brassey’s Book of Camouflage.
A recipient of the SFMOMA’s SECA Award, her artworks are in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, SFMOMA, and the Berkeley Art Museum, among others. Gay Outlaw lives and works in San Francisco where she is represented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery.