Ilene Berman is a St. Louis-based sculptor
with a durational arts practice aimed at addressing issues of social justice. Her practice is based on her belief that art can (and should) change the world. She understands change to be the result of small shifts often expressed through simple artful gestures. Her most recent creation, Room13Delmar, is a tricycle-based mobile art studio. Ilene has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and holds a post-graduate fellowship in Social Practice in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts of St. Louis University. She was recently awarded a St. Louis Visionary Artist award. Her work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, the St. Louis Beacon, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and on the BBC. For the past seven years Ilene’s practice has primarily been focused on seeking to address St. Louis’ Delmar Divide by developing a more visible arts presence in the blocks of the Grand Center Arts District, north of Delmar.
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