Mineko Grimmer

Biographical Information

Mineko Grimmer (1949 - ) was born in Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. After receiving a B.A. from Iwate University and working as a commercial artist, she moved to Los Angeles, where she earned a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, including an installation, "Symposium," at the Whitney Museum of American Art, which Douglas C. McGill of the New York Times described as "crowd-stopping sculpture" and "mesmerizing." Her gallery work unites natural materials, such as stone and water, with natural forces, such as gravity, temperature, and time. This sculpture, which is both visual and audio, creates a harmonious relationship between opposites, by combining a Japanese tradition of using and arranging natural materials with a contemporary attitude of process, randomness, and change.

The text has been provided courtesy of Michael Several, Los Angeles, January 2000.

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