Ginna Triplett

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REMAINS, 2011, acrylic and glitter on paper and canvas, 43 x 55 inches
detail of REMAINS, acrylic and glitter on paper and canvas, 43 x 55 inches
installation shot of cut-outs, 2011, acrylic on paper, 5 x 8 feet
EEYORE PISTOL, 2011, acrylic on paper, 27 x 34 inches
MOTHER'S MILK, 2009, acrylic on paper and canvas, 7 x 6 feet
Artist's Statement

I extract images from visual sources such as Disney, Playboy, Victoria's Secret and dissect, mutate, merge, alter, augment, deface, empower and displace them into a ridiculous, chaotic, dysfunctional, tangled coexistence. My work teeters on the edge of disturbing and whimsical, repulsive and desirable. I populate my drawings and paintings with mutants and deviants, arming many with pistols, knives and sharp, abdominal teeth. Enormous pies, stuffed with animals, women and children, are served on the backs of Playboy models. Bodies devour, trap and give birth to various creatures. Castles, Victorian houses and colonial gravestones set scenes for twentieth and twenty-first century pin-up models and cartoon characters. I seek to reflect the reality, tension, conflict, violence, and complexity bleached and blotted out by over-simplified, polished, artificial, commercial facades dictating cultural ideals and archetypes of femininity.


Ginna Triplett grew up in Chicago and received a BFA from Cooper Union School of Art in 1997. She has had solo and two-person exhibitions at Changing Role Gallery in Naples, Italy, On View, Dabora Gallery and Pluto in Brooklyn, and Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. Her work has been included in group shows at Artjail, Chasama, Elizabeth Heskin Gallery, Roebling Hall, White Box, Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, and Riva Gallery in New York, ADA Gallery in Richmond, VA, Project4 in Washington, DC, Mauger Modern in Bath, UK, Mary Goldman Gallery in Los Angeles, Curators Without Borders in Berlin, Volitant Gallery in Austin, TX, Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, Jack the Pelican Presents in Brooklyn, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Her work has been reviewed in The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Flash Art, LA Weekly, and artnet. She was recently awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. She lives and works in Brooklyn.