Myra Mimlitsch-Gray | Something for The Table
June 28 – August 1, 2013
Sienna Patti is pleased to present new works by master metalsmith and artist, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray. Deliberately tentative, this work investigates fracture, explores gesture and embodies utilitarian notions, suggesting a return to the table. A 2012 recipient of the United States Artist Fellowship, her work is included in private and public collections around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The National Museums of Scotland; Smithsonian Museum of American Art; The Victoria and Albert, London; Museum of Art and Design, New York and Yale University Art Gallery among others.
About the Artist
Myra Mimlitsch-Gray is a metalsmith who actively exhibits and lectures throughout the US and abroad. She 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. Her work has been published in 100 Treasures (Cranbrook Art Museum, 2004); Skilled Work- American Craft in the Renwick Gallery (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998); Women Designers, 1900-2000: Diversity and Difference (Yale University Press, 2000); and One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry Today (Abrams, 1995). A feature article, “Of Hammers, History and Household: The Metalwork of Myra Mimlitsch-Gray”, was written by David McFadden and published in Metalsmith, Spring 2005.
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
Greater Lafayette Museum of Art. Lafayette, Indiana
Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, New York
Mint Museum of Craft and Design. Charlotte, North Carolina
Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, Massachusetts
Museum of Arts and Design. New York, New York
National Museums of Scotland
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Racine Art Museum. Racine, Wisconsin
Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. SUNY-New Paltz, New York
University of Akron, Mary Myers School of Art
Victoria and Albert Museum. London, England
Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, Connecticut