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Jude Griebel

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
Off-Shore, 75.5" x 22" x 27.5" Resin, wood, seashells, oil paint. 2017
Hardened. 23” x 17.5” x 11”. Epoxy clay, wood, oil paint. 2016
Slick Form. 54.5” x 20” x 24”. Epoxy clay, wood, oil paint. 2015
Plastic Ghost. Public sculpture, Jyvaskyla, Finland
Installation of Crafting Ruin, dc3 Art Projects, Canada
Artist's Statement

My sculptures present hybrid bodies, whose anatomy is merged with their surroundings. These figures are compromised by situations of consumption, excess and disregard, played out on their dioramic surfaces. In these works, I am not so much interested in how waste is generated, but rather how we re-digest popular images of accumulation and environmental degradation, weaving them into the fabric of our subconscious. The sculptures embody these internalized and conflicted narratives of want and ruin, reifying them in monstrous and mythological proportions. Though informed by broader cultural desires and anxieties, the works resonate at a more personal level through the use of playful humor and autobiographical reference.


Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 Effigy, Galerie Sturm, Nuremberg, Germany (catalogue)
2017 Jude Griebel and Jan Pötter, Spinnerei Archiv Massiv, Leipzig, Germany
2017 Plastic Ghost, a public work curated by Anna Ruth, Jyväskylä, Finland
2017 Crafting Ruin, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Canada
2017 Estranged Setting, Esker Foundation, project space, Calgary, Canada
2016 Reanimator, The Redpath Museum, Montreal, Canada
2015 Washout, The Museum Lytke Project Space, Leipzig, Germany
2015 Wasted, Galerie Sturm, Nuremberg, Germany (catalogue)

Residencies and Awards:
2017 Artist Residency, MASS MoCA Assets for Artists, North Adams, USA
2017 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (also in 2014, 2015)
2016 Artist Residency, International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, USA