Erratic Vessels

Dimensions variable

Carnelian Granite



Lourdes Cue


1958, México City, México

Currently resides : Minneapolis, MN/Oaxaca, México

Undergraduate School/year/degree:

BA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1982


Selected Exhibitions:

Días Líquidos, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN, 2003

Mediations on a Northern Land, Brent Gallery, Houston, TX, 1998

Restauración de un Simbolo Posible, GalerÍa de Arte Contemporáneo, México City, 1991


Selected Collections:

Western Sculpture Park, St. Paul, MN

Parc Marie-Victorin, Montreal, Canada

Sculpture Garden, Museo de Arte Moderno, México City


Selected Awards:

FSP/Jerome Fellowship, Franconia Sculpture Park, 2007

International Stone Symposium, St. Paul, MN, 2006

Jerome Visual Arts Travel and Study Grant Fellowship, St. Paul, MN, 2001




Artist Statement:

For over a decade, I’ve constantly traveled between my place of origin, Mexico, and my place of residence, Minneapolis. This perennial movement has triggered a cultural tension in my work and created an in-between space where the development of my work occurs. My recent installations have tried to reinvent that location where two parallel cultural realities collide.

My work often questions the themese of globalism and migration, and their consequences of cultural assimilation, isolation, and the disintegration of personal and cultural memories. I have in recent years been interested in constructing vessels and containers, in particular boats, in order to explore these ideas.