Cole Sternberg

Cole Sternberg is a conceptual artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. His practice contemplates humanity’s existential quandary: that of being hopelessly destructive, yet forever and inevitably linked with nature. Through varied media–including painting, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, film, and writing–Sternberg positions the aspirations of humankind against the dominant and regenerative forces of the environment and the arbitration of time. For the artist, the conclusion is unavoidable. Human enterprises–art, language, history, law, and government–are ephemeral and illusory endeavors that attempt to reflect, parallel, and challenge the ascendency of nature, but to no avail. His works are held by major museums and collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL; the El Segundo Museum of Art, El Segundo, CA; the American University Museum, Washington, D.C.; and Deutsche Telekom, Germany.