NYFA MARK Alumni
Mimi Czajka Graminski
Sisters and and CousinsMimi Czajka Graminski  
ForgiveMimi Czajka Graminski
GrowMimi Czajka Graminski
Knit ConesMimi Czajka Graminski
Pieces of TimeMimi Czajka Graminski
The Spaces BetweenMimi Czajka Graminski
The Spaces Between, detail Mimi Czajka Graminski
The Spaces Between, detail waxThe Spaces BetweenThe Spaces Between, vellum pod wall,detail
Mimi Czajka Graminski
ARTIST STATEMENT

I create large scale installations and sculpture out of lightweight materials,
such as flexible screen, translucent vellum and sheer fabric. I juxtapose
delicate sometimes “feminine color” materials with the monumental works they create. I am interested in exploring the place where feminism and femininity intersect, where each exhibit beauty, fragility and strength of presence.

My inspiration comes from the female form and from nature. I am influenced by my study of the figure, drawing on the shapes and curves of the female body, its attire, and colors commonly associated with the feminine in our society. I spend time in nature observing its forms, structures and themes: trees, leaves, birds in flight. I translate these inspirations into formal structures which reflect their origin, creating atmospheric, playful and ethereal environments.

BIO

Graminski uses delicate materials to create large scale works that speak to the intersection of feminism and femininity. She has shown her work at, and created site specific installations for galleries, public and alternative spaces and museums. She has exhibited work throughout the US at venues that include R & F Gallery, NY,
Albany Center Gallery, NY, Abecedarian Gallery, CO, Samuel Dorsky Museum, NY, Islip Museum, NY, Katonah Museum, NY, Sam Houston University Gallery, TX, the Center for Curatorial Studies, NY, Exit Art, NY, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, TX and Haggin Museum, CA. She has participated in the Woodstock Biennial, NY, the Kingston Sculpture Biennial, NY, the Hudson Artswalk Festival, NY and For the
Love of Art at The Hat Factory, NY where her work was highlighted in the New York Times.

She has received numerous honors. They include First Place in Sculpture awarded by Janet Riker, SUNY Museum, Best in Show awarded by Sir John Weber at the Hudson Opera House, Best in Show at the Albany Institute chosen by Ivan Karp, and the Benefactor Prize awarded by Xu Bing at the University Art Museum, NY. She has
received a NYFA Mark Fellowship, a Re-Arting Troy Grant for public art installation, an SOS grant and a NYSCA Grant administered by Dutchess County Arts Council.

Graminski received an art degree from Bard College, NY and a degree in International Studies from the College of St. Rose, NY.
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