Born in New York, USA, 1958
Jedd Novatt is an American sculptor internationally renowned for his ever-developing series Chaos created in bronze or steel.
“Jedd Novatt has been employing and manipulating key minimalist visual and material tropes — the cube, unyielding medium, towering scale — in order to evolve the now long-stalled project [minimalism] beyond its traditional static and reflexive nature.” Thomas Collins, Former Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami.
After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1980, Novatt spent the year studying and working in France at the Lacoste School of the Arts, now part of Savannah College of Art and Design.
In 1981, Novatt returned to New York City where he set up is first studio on Warren Street in Tribeca and held his first solo show at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery two years later.
The American artist moved to Paris in 2002, where he currently resides. He divides his time among studios in Paris, Normandy and the Basque region in Spain.
Novatt’s work has been exhibited extensively in museums and galleries in the United States and Europe for the last 30 years.
Exhibitions include Pérez Art Museum Miami, USA; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, USA; Brown Harts Garden, Westminster Council City of Sculpture Festival, London, UK; La Piscine, Musée d’Art et d’Industrie André Dilgent, Roubaix, France; Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Chatsworth, UK, Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
His work is represented in numerous private and public international collections such as City of Bilbao, Spain; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA; Holding Capital Group, New York, USA; Melville Industrial Associates, Melville, USA; MIT-List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA; Pérez Art Museum Miami, USA.