I seize images out of a cute prison of denial and allow them to cease masquerading as something flawless and perfect. I create vignettes comprised of popular imagery extracted from estranged realms such as soft porn and cartoons for children. My drawings often start with an attraction to a singular image and the desire to kidnap it out of its vehicle of pure seduction. I displace idealized, overly simplified representations of feminine perfection and juvenile innocence into confounded dysfunctional families, reflecting and exploring the violent complexity of reality. In my case, reality means motherhood. I simultaneously lust over and despise the imagery I draw from. I feel it has so much stupid power that I must contemplate both its stupidity and its power. These pin-ups from the seventies, these vintage cartoons of kittens and pies, these contemporary fashion models, Victorian houses, Victoria's secret, they all represent something I covet and something I fear.
Artist Bio / CV
Born 1975, Oak Park, IL
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
Ginna Triplett and Monica Zarzeczna, Pluto, Brooklyn, NY
Ginna Triplett, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
Adela Leibowitz and Ginna Triplett, Dabora Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Selected Group Exhibitions
Chasing Tales, Project4, Washington, DC
Meet Qute, Elizabeth Heskin Gallery, New York, NY
cARToons-Comics in Contemporary Art, Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Italy
Les Fluers du Mal, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Psychoideology: Spirituality, Politics and Identity in Search of a New Paradigm, Roebling Hall, New York, NY
Escape From New York, Curators Without Borders, Berlin, Germany
The Long Drive South, Volitant Gallery, Austin, TX
In Hoc Vinces Signo, White Box, New York, NY
The Line of Beauty, Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, New York, NY
Culture Vulture, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY
Inaugural Ball, Morsel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Finesse, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Beautiful Grotesque, Riva Gallery, New York, NY
Pulp Figuration, Scope, Los Angeles, CA
ID_Entity, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY
Artist in the Marketplace 23, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (catalog)
Cartoon, Riva Gallery, New York, NY
Presence, Scope, New York, NY
Frank, Peter. “Les Fleurs du Mal”, LA Weekly, April 18th, 2007.
Moore, Nikki. “The Long Drive South”, Austin Chronicle, September 1st, 2006.
Davis, Ben. “Scope Hampered?”,artnet Magazine, July 20, 2006.
“Critics Pick”, Village Voice, Vol. L No. 26, June 29-July 5, 2005.
Oates, Leah. “The New Pop Art: Culture Vultures”, NY Arts, May/June 2005.
Ribas, Joao. “Beautiful Grotesque”, Time Out New York, July 8-15, 2004.
Boucher, Brian. “AIM 23”, Flash Art International, October 2003.
Mar, Alex. “Cartoon”, The New York Sun, June 19, 2003.
Honors and Residencies
Artist in the Marketplace Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2003
Barbara White Fellowship for The Vermont Studio Center, 1998
Sylvia Appelman Award for excellence in painting, Cooper Union, 1996
BFA, The Cooper Union School of Art, 1997