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Petah Coyne (b. 1953) is a contemporary sculptor and artist best known for her large-scale hanging sculptures and floor installations. She works in disparate and nontraditional materials but is best known for using her own specially formulated wax as well as taxidermy. Coyne attended Kent State University from 1972-1973. In 1977, she graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Solo exhibitions include: Petah Coyne: Everything That Rises Must Converge, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA (2010) and Petah Coyne: Above and Beneath the Skin at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (2005). Recent group exhibitions include: Out of Place, A Feminist Look at the Collection, Brooklyn Museum, NY (2020); and The Art of Collage and Assemblage, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA (2019). Coyne’s work is in numerous museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Denver Art Museum, CO; among others. Coyne currently lives in New York and is represented by Galerie Lelong & Co., New York and Nunu Fine Art, Taiwan.