Jennifer Grimyser

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"And then my mind went"”, 2008, 13” x 19”, archival ink on paper
“Something missing”, 2009, 48” x 36”, oil paint marker on wall
“You are now a witness”, 2007, 36” x 24”, archival inkjet print
“Vowels”, 2007, 30” x 45”, archival inkjet print
“Change is now”, 2007, 42” x 60”, black acrylic ink on paper
Artist's Statement

Language is used to convey meaning, yet I use text as a means to produce ideas. My work questions our understanding of language. Whether words are constructed or wry phrases are articulated, my practice implements a cross-disciplinary approach. Through visual play between image and text, a secondary satirical interpretation is created that address the complications and ironies in language. Language is a flexible medium and in my graphic work, words are the central artistic element. I am interested in how written communication translates visually. Text is used to suggest ambiguity, presenting the success and collapse of communication. In the process of understanding, seeing comes before reading, yet in my work seemingly brief statements merge the textual and the visual into an interdependent relationship.


2009 “Jennifer Grimyser”, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
2008 “Jennifer Grimyser”, Binnewater Arts Center Gallery, Rosendale, NY

Food for thought Workshop, Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center, Newark, NJ
Art-in-Education Residency Grant, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
Artist Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Studio Fellowship, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

Artists’ Book Arts Collection, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
Special Collections, Arts Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Special Collections, UD Library, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Book Art Collections, Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Special Collections, Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA