In conjunction with the exhibition, MYRA MIMLITSCH-GRAY | MASTER METALSMITH there will be a gallery talk with the Mimlitsch-Gray at 5pm on Saturday October 4th.
Mimlitsch-Gray is widely known in the metals and fine arts communities for her meticulous workmanship, profound sense of history, and unexpected playfulness. This is her first solo retrospective exhibition, conceived as a series of interconnected spaces offering diverse perspectives on her work, evaluating it for its historic, thematic, and formal qualities.
Mimlitsch-Gray was awarded the 2012 United States Artists Glasgow Fellowship in Craft and Traditional Arts. She has been the recipient of Individual Artist Fellowships from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation (1995), the National Endowment for the Arts (1994), and the New York Foundation for the Arts (1997, 2005). In 1998 she received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the State University of New York. In 2007 Mimlitsch-Gray completed an Arts/Industry Residency at Kohler Company, where she explored sculptural work in cast iron and brass. Mimlitsch-Gray’s artwork is included in significant public collections, such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts and Design, the Smithsonian Institution, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery.