Naomi Grossman

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seated figure, wire and words, 2009
fear, worry, wire, words, 2009
wire sculptures & mixed media paper piece- installation 2009
site specific installation- wall drawings and suspended wire pieces
touch me- mixed media on paper
Artist's Statement

My wire organic sculptures reference the human form and function as drawings as well. Wire magically becomes line in space, changing in character and becoming messages from within. The wire functions to create a tension- as in the expression “wired”- while also conveying both strength and fragility. The sculptures are delicate and have words embedding in their “skin”. These words give the viewer the sense of eavesdropping on someone’s secret obsessive thoughts. These sculptures use language, written and visual in tension. My work is always probing deeper into how language describes and defines one’s identity. My mixed media works on paper and wall pieces combine a calligraphic line with figuration to further explore obsessive thoughts, secrets, fears, longings and desires.


Upcoming- Spring 2011- one-person show at the Freyberger Gallery PSU.
Nov 09 to March 2010- one-person show, Writing the Body- Queens College Art Center, CUNY, Flushing, NY.
2009- Fellow - Hambidge Center for the Arts in Rabun Gap, GA
Fellow- Ragdale Foundation at Lake Forest, IL
Patchogue Biennial-invitational
December 2008-April 09, A Parallel Presence at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, moved to the UBS Gallery in NYC from May thru July of 2009. This show featured women artists from 1898 to the present.
2008- Wired, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery in NYC
MARK Grant, SOS grants from NYFA
2007 Holding my Breath, a one-person mixed media installation of sculpture and works on paper, Project Room/Phoenix Gallery, Chelsea NYC.
Franklin & Marshall College's Phillips Museum, visiting artist & one-person show
Best in Show at the Parrish Museum's Juried Exhibit (2005)