Myra Mimlitsch-Gray | Master Metalsmith
September 12 – November 30, 2014
Metal Museum, Memphis
Gallery artist Myra Mimlitsch-Gray is widely known in the metals and fine craft communities for her meticulous workmanship, profound sense of history, and unexpected playfulness. The Metal Museum will present her first solo retrospective exhibition, conceived in collaboration with the artist 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.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog with an essay by Jenni Sorkin.