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Arlene Shechet is a multidisciplinary sculptor living and working in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Shechet is known as a ceramicist and widely acknowledged for bringing the medium to the forefront of the art world. Her practice also deploys wood, metal, and concrete, and a deft use of color. In abstract forms that often reference the human body, she creates works with an uncanny combination of elegance and expressiveness, sometimes containing extremes of balance and instability in a single piece.