MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The exhibition “Master Metalsmith: Lisa Gralnick,” showcasing work from the Metal Museum’s 2018 Master Metalsmith, is on display Sept. 30, 2018-Jan. 13, 2019 in the Gasparrini Galleries of the Metal Museum.
The Metal Museum will host an Exhibition Reception & Gallery Talk with the artist 4 p.m. Sept. 30 with the gallery talk beginning 5 p.m.
Lisa Gralnick is an artist esteemed for her impact on the metals field, particularly in jewelry and sculpture. This retrospective exhibition will showcase work throughout her career including jewelry from her “Black Acrylic, Mechanical, and Reliquaries” series as well as “The Gold Standard” series of sculptures and jewelry.
Gralnick’s latest body of work, “Scene of the Crime,” will be shown in its entirety for the first time and features oversized jewelry as sculptural installations. Born in New York in 1956, Lisa Gralnick received a BFA from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio in 1977 and an MFA in Metalsmithing from the State University of New York, New Paltz, New York in 1980. In addition to pursuing a career as a full-time artist she has taught at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio; Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Parsons School of Design, New York, New York; and University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, where she is currently a professor of art.
With an artistic career that spans more than 30 years, Gralnick has received numerous awards, grants and fellowships, and her work has been exhibited and acquired by museums, galleries, universities and private collectors, both nationally and internationally. Gralnick’s study of multiple disciplines offers her a unique perspective that is focused on form, including the architectural and mechanical components of an object.
An exhibition catalog featuring a broad scope of Gralnick’s work will be available for purchase in the Museum Store and online at www.metalmuseum.org.
About The Metal Museum:
The Metal Museum is the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively to the advancement of the art and craft of fine metalwork. This is achieved through exhibitions, collections, conservation, restoration and consulting services, classes, internship opportunities, artists residencies and apprenticeships, research and onsite fabrication of artwork and architectural elements. For more information, visit www.metalmuseum.org.
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