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Gerit Grimm

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@Long Beach Museum of Art, 2012 Stoneware
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Big Horse with Gerit Grimm, 2012 Stoneware © Gerit Grimm
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Big Horse with Tip Toland, 2012 Stoneware © Gerit Grimm
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Lovers in the Garden, 2012 Stoneware © Gerit Grimm
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Leda & Swan + Foam = Shipping, 2012 Stoneware © Gerit Grimm
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Big Love, 2012 Stoneware © Gerit Grimm
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In the studio, 2012 Stoneware © Gerit Grimm
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Leda & Swan, 2012 Stoneware Leda & Swan 37x43x22 © Gerit Grimm
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Leda & Swan, 2012 Stoneware 37x43x22 © Gerit Grimm
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Leda & Swan, 2012 Stoneware 37x43x22 © Gerit Grimm
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Lady Godiva, 2012 Stoneware Life-size © Gerit Grimm
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Lady Godiva, 2012 Stoneware
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Isabella, 2012 Stoneware 46x34x18 © Gerit Grimm
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Gerit + Boy, 2012 Stoneware
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Big Love, 2012 Stoneware
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Fountain, 2011 Stoneware H. 41" X W. 26" X D. 26" © Gerit Grimm
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@Long Beach Museum of Art, 2012
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@Long Beach Museum of Art, 2012
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@Long Beach Museum of Art, 2012
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Village Tree, 2011 Stoneware H. 55" X W. 23" X D. 23" © Gerit Grimm
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Village Tree, 2011 Stoneware 55"x23"x23" © Gerit Grimm
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Stoneware + Staffordshire © Gerit Grimm
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Beyond the Figurine, Contemporary Inspirations from the Museum's Collection, 2012 Stoneware + Staffordshire © Gerit Grimm
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Beyond the Figurine, Contemporary Inspirations from the Museum's Collection, 2012 Stoneware + Staffordshire © Gerit Grimm
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Beyond the Figurine, Contemporary Inspirations from the Museum's Collection, 2012 Stoneware 10'x20'x18' © Gerit Grimm
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Beyond the Figurine, Contemporary Inspirations from the Museum's Collection, 2012 Stoneware + Staffordshire © Gerit Grimm
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Beyond the Figurine, Contemporary Inspirations from the Museum's Collection, 2012 Stoneware + Staffordshire © Gerit Grimm
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Stage Coach, 2011 Stoneware 41x26x26 © Gerit Grimm
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Carriage, 2011 Stoneware H. 37" X W. 78" X D. 19" © Gerit Grimm
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Guillotine, 2011 Stoneware H. 41" X W. 22" X D. 22" © Gerit Grimm
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Gardener, 2012 Stoneware H. 39" X W. 23" X D. 25" © Gerit Grimm
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Image Peddler, 2011 Stoneware H. 24" X W. 24" X D. 18" © Gerit Grimm
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Image Peddler with Female Shopper, 2011 Stoneware Man: 68 X 26 X 26 Inches Woman: 62 X 22 X 22 Inches Tray With Figurines 50 X 19 X 19 Inches © Gerit Grimm
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Monument, 2011 Stoneware H. 58" X W. 23" X D. 23" © Gerit Grimm
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Teapot Peddlers, 2011 Stoneware H. 33" X W. 20" X D. 20" © Gerit Grimm
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Harvest, 2011 Stoneware 28"x16"x16" © Gerit Grimm
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Dance with me, 2011 Ceramic 18x18x36
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Large Amphitrite, 2010 Stoneware © Gerit Grimm
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Amphitrite, 2010 Porcelain
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Souvenir Booth, 2010 Ceramic, Wood 8'x4'x2' © Gerit Grimm
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Untitled, 2010 Porcelain 12x8x8 © Gerit Grimm
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Two of a Kind Stoneware © Gerit Grimm
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Deep in the Woods, 2010 Stoneware © Gerit Grimm
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Carnival, 2006 Vitreous China
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Wonderland, 2005
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Souvenir Stand, 2005 Mixed Media
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Synchronize, 2004 Mixed Media
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Winner Party, 2004 Ceramic
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Boutique, 2004 Mixed Media
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Cafe House, 2010 Mixed Media
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Night Club, 2004 Mixed Media
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In the Theater, 2004 Mixed Media Life-size
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A Day at the Pool, 2003 Mixed Media
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In the Garden, 2003 Mixed Media
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Leda & Swan, 2009 Majolica
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Leda & Swan, 2009 Majolica
Tango
Tango, 2009 Majolica
Pygmalia
Pygmalia, 2009 Majolica
Sunday_afternoon
It's Just You And Me Babe, 2009 Majolica
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Halle,Germany
Birth year
1973
Lives in
Los Angeles,CA
Works in
Los Angeles,CA
Tags
mixed-media, pop, installation, figurative, sculpture
Statement

My sculptural work would not be possible without the experience and vocabulary I collected through many years of working as a production potter because I push pots where physics doesn’t want them to go.  By risking technical failure in the process of creating the forms, I am able to attain a complexity, dynamism, and litheness of form.  The technical risks are a corollary to another type of risk—one that reinterprets a folk figurine tradition and pushes it to its limits.  It is a reinterpretation of this tradition that combines narrative and form that I am able to synthesize pots with fairytales in a way that tests the boundaries of each and results in an uncanny union—one which evokes all manner of stories about dolls, puppets and statues coming to life.  It is a union at once wonderful, elegant and fanciful but also at times uncomfortable and awkward. It is a union in which one glimpses the ominous side of stories at once revealed and concealed in figurines, fairytales, fables and myths—anything from playful Gepettos, luring Sirens and Frankenstein’s monster to the real-world figures and narratives which have affinities with such characters and tales.  This is the boundary to which we are called in this body of work.

> BIO

Gerit Grimm was born, and grew up in Halle, German Democratic Republic. In 1995, she finished her apprenticeship, learning the traditional German trade as a potter at the “Altbürgeler blau-weiss GmbH” in Bürgel, Germany and worked as a Journeyman for Joachim Jung in Glashagen, Germany. She earned an Art and Design Diploma in 2001 studying ceramics at Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany. In 2002, she was awarded with the German DAAD Government Grant for the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, where she graduated with an MA in 2002. She received her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2004. She has taught at CSULB, Pitzer College, Doane College and MSU Bozeman and has worked at major residencies like Mc Coll Center, Bemis Center, Kohler Arts & Industry Program and Archie Bray Foundation. In 2009 NET Television created “Fantasia in Clay” a Nebraska Story about artist Gerit Grimm. Grimm now lives and works in Los Angeles, California.