Internationally renowned sculptor Jedd Novatt was born in 1958 in New York City, USA. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1980, Novatt spent the year studying and working in France at the Lacoste School of the Arts, now part of Savannah College of Art and Design. In 1981, Novatt returned to New York City where he had his first studio on Warren Street in Tribeca. He had his first solo show in New York City in 1993.
Novatt is widely recognised for his ever-developing series Chaos, and his installations at Sotheby's Beyond Limits exhibitions at Chatsworth House. In July 2012, Novatt's 7.5 metre high sculpture Chaos Nervión, previously exhibited at Beyond Limits, was positioned permanently in a prestigious place in the city of Bilbao, outside the Guggenheim Museum. It is surrounded with works by some of the world's other most notable sculptors, including Jeff Koons, Sir Anthony Caro and Anish Kapoor.
The sculptures, created in bronze or stainless steel, range in size from installations of 8 meters, to intimate tabletop sculptures. Novatt's works have continued to take on greater scale and prominence over time. In recent years his monumental sculptures have gained a momentum of recognition, at a similar time to Bilbao, Chaos Callenite and Chaos Agosto were positioned at Lever House, New York, and Chaos Pamplona in Younvtille California, the centre of Napa Valley.
Most recently, in Autumn 2013, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) acquired two of Novatt's monumental sculptures; Chaos Bizkaia in bronze, and Chaos SAS in stainless steel. These works will be shown permanently within the sculpture garden of the new Hezog & de Meuron designed museum in Miami, Florida.
Novatt has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries in the United States and Europe for the last 30 years. His work is held in public/corporate collections, including: Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; a major mid-career retrospective at La Piscine, Museé d'Art et d'Industrie André Dilgent, Roubais, France; The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ and Parco de'Medici, Rome, Italy amongst others.
Novatt currently lives in France, and works between his studios in Paris, Normandy, and the Basque region in Spain.