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Norma Minkowitz
updated: 12/20/2013
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Self Portrait, the Path
The Present
Swarm
Bad, Bad, Bad
Daydream 9
The Things You Say
Daydream 13
The Invaders
Seeds and Cycles
The Human Drain
What to Do?
Into The Night
Women in the City
The End of Love
Dancing Fools
 
Portfolio Keywords:  pattern, surreal, collage, dreams, psychological, obsessive, erotic, fantasy, text, repetition
 
 
Self Portrait, the Path by Norma Minkowitz
Self Portrait, the Path
Mixed Media
2013
Dimensions variable
The Present by Norma Minkowitz
The Present
fiber and mixed media
2011
26" x  28"  x 27" 
Swarm by Norma Minkowitz
Swarm
Fiber
2012
Dimensions variable
Bad, Bad, Bad by Norma Minkowitz
Bad, Bad, Bad
Pen and Ink, Collage
2008
11" x  14" 
Daydream 9 by Norma Minkowitz
Daydream 9
Pen and Ink
2007
11" x  14" 
The Things You Say by Norma Minkowitz
The Things You Say
pen and ink
2008
014" x  017" 
Daydream 13 by Norma Minkowitz
Daydream 13
pen and ink, collage
2008
14" x  11" 
The Invaders by Norma Minkowitz
The Invaders
Pen and Ink, Collage
2007
9" x  11" 
Seeds and Cycles by Norma Minkowitz
Seeds and Cycles
Pen and Ink
2007
11" x  14" 
The Human Drain by Norma Minkowitz
The Human Drain
Pen and Ink, Collage
2007
9" x  11" 
What to Do? by Norma Minkowitz
What to Do?
fiber,pen and ink
2011
11" x  14" 
Into The Night by Norma Minkowitz
Into The Night
digital print, stitching,pen and Ink
2012
11" x  14" 
Women in the City by Norma Minkowitz
Women in the City
Pen and Ink, Collage
2008
16" x  20" 
The End of Love by Norma Minkowitz
The End of Love
pen and ink ,collage
2009
014" x  024" 
Dancing Fools  by Norma Minkowitz
Dancing Fools
pen and ink and collage
2013
024 x" x  014" 

Artist Statement

For the past thirty years I have been primarily focused on sculptural forms using fiber as line, and at the same time I have been drawing consistently.  I now find myself quite obsessed by the drawn line and its endless possibilities.

My pen and ink drawings, at times combined with collage, encompass my thoughts and observations of life’s dark side including violence, evil, illness and mortality. My drawings are both spontaneous and delicate.

The core of my work is unpredictable, allowing subconscious thoughts to permeate my work.  There is hidden meaning through fragmented figuration, abstract and botanical forms.

As in my sculpture I seek mystery and psychological complexities in my drawings.  I want the viewer to collaborate by interpreting my art on a personal level.

Artist Bio / CV

Education and Selected Awards

        Cooper Union Art School, graduated 1958

2008 Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Visual Artist Grant,”Works   On Paper”

2003 Fellow of the American Crafts Council

2002 Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship

2000 United Nations Association, Award “100 outstanding Connecticut Women”

1986 National Endowment for the Arts; Visual Arts Fellowship

Selected Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

State of Connecticut Commission on the Arts

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

Denver Art Museum, CO

National Museum of Art, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution 

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Erie Art Museum, PA

American Craft Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI

Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa OK

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock

Detroit Institute of Arts, MI

Decordova Museum of Art, Lincoln, MA   

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

M.H.de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

Kwang Ju Museum, Kwang Ju, Korea

Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM

Montreal Museum of Art

Houston Museum of Fine Arts, TX           

Selected Exhibitions

2008 “Works On Paper” Drawings, Nancy Margolies Gallery,New York

2007 “One of a Kind:The Studio Craft Movement”, Metropolitan Museum of Art

2005 “Scents of Purpose”, Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF

2005 “No Boundaries, Art + Fiber”, Denver Art Museum

2004 Traditions/Transitions/The Changing World of Fiber Art, Wadsworth Atheneum

1999 Weaving the World, Contemporary Art of Linear Construction, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan

1992 Modern Design: 1880-1990, Twentieth Century Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2007 “Passion of the Line”, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2005 New Arts Gallery, Litchfield,CT

Selected Publications

2004 “Norma Minkowitz Portfolio Collection”, Monograph, Telos Art Publishing,  Kathleen Whitney, Jane Adlin, David McFadden

2005 Sculpture Magazine “Writing around Space” Kathleen Whitney

1990 Modern Design 1890-1990 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art