Patrick Marold, a native of Colorado, has been working as an artist and primarily a sculptor since earning a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1997. From the very beginning, his artistic development has maintained an intimate connection to landscape, extending the environmental traditions unique to post-minimalism. Refinement of his practice has been pursued in various locations in America and abroad, including an apprenticeship under Andy Goldsworthy in 1998.
He has been the recipient of various grants and awards including a 2000 Fulbright Fellowship in Iceland where he began to more fully direct his energies to creating works which utilize spatial dynamics to generate an enhanced perception of light and movement. In 2007, Marold received international attention for The Windmill Project, a temporary landscape installation in Vail, Colorado, which seeded a local valley with a mass of light-generating turbines committed to capturing and visualizing the choreography of the wind through a unique landscape. Notably, he has also completed several works, including Avian Front and Virga, that sculpturally bind the pedestrian spaces they occupy, advancing his commitment to recasting novel materials and situations into a framework for the spectral qualities of light and motion.
Diversity in setting, scale, and technical realization have equipped him with the skill and interest to apply his vision across a broad range of sites while preserving a unity of vision. Marold maintains a studio in Denver, and continues working toward a means of spatial intercession, inviting the viewer to consider new orientations of landscape, materials, physical forces, and their impact on personal and communal perception. His most recently completed commission, the Shadow Array, is a monumental sculptural installation in the valley landscape of the Denver International Airport’s Southern Expansion.