Sculptor Transforms the Ordinary into the Extraordinary

We can’t get enough of Genesis Belanger’s surrealistic creations! The Brooklyn-based sculptor turns everyday objects such as cigarette stubs and soda cans, into fantastical, if comical, pieces of art.

Having studied fashion design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago she has built props for advertising campaigns in Manhattan before earning her MFA from Hunter College, where she was accepted into the painting program only to be captivated by clay. 

Her ceramic and porcelain creations were featured in numerous exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the Galerie Perrotin, Seoul and the Galerie Perrotin, New York. 

“It’s easy to find art in the abject, that touches some dark discord,” she told Galerie, “but I think it’s possible to make work that is relevant and beautiful.”

Check out some of her work below.