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Gerit Grimm

Biography to Display: 

1973 Born Halle, Germany

EDUCATION

1996-2001Diploma, School for Applied Art & Design Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany

2001-2002MA University of Michigan School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2002-2004 MFA New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1992-1995 Apprentice learning the traditional German trade as a potter, “Altbuergeler blau-weiss GmbH”, Buergel, Germany

1995-1996Journeyman, Joachim Jung’s pottery, also teaching wheel throwing, Glashagen, Germany

2005Residency, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

2006Residency, John  Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

2011Artist in Residence, California State University, Long Beach, California

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2002Teaching Assistant, Ceramics for Beginners, University of Michigan

2002-2004Teaching Assistant, Alfred University

2008-2009Teaching Doane College Ceramic Classes, Lincoln, Nebraska

2010Adjunct Faculty for Ceramics, California State University, Long Beach, California

2010Adjunct Faculty for Ceramics, Pitzer College, Claremont, California

 

Gerit Grimm is known for stylized figurative ceramic sculpture. Grimm builds her figures part by part on the potter's wheel. Once each part is thrown, Grimm begins joining pieces together in the leather-hard stage. Surface techniques include hand modeling and carving. Little to no glaze is used, emphasizing raw earth-toned clay as a finished surface. Sculptural compositions often include multiple human figures or multiple human figures paired with animals.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Alfred Ceramic Art  Museum, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska

Clay Studio of Missoula, Missolua, Montana

Jingdezhen Arts and Craft Museum Collection, Jingdezhen, China

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygen, Wisconsin

Kennedy Museum of Fine Art, Athens, Ohio

Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon

Scripps College, Claremont, California

School for Applied Art & Design Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Berg, Tim and Leah Ollman. Making Fun: 2011 Scripps College 67th Ceramic Annual: Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College.  Santa Barbara, CA: Perpetua Press, 2010. 

Erickson, Heather Mae and Garth Johnson. Contemporary Clay: A Survey of Contemporary American Ceramics. Cullowhee, NC: Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum, 2016. 

Green, Joshua and Jae Won Lee. Transformation Nine: Contemporary Works in Ceramics: the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder's Prize Exhibition. Pittsburgh, PA: Society for Contemporary Craft, 2014.

Lark Books. 500 Handmade Dolls: Modern Explorations of the Human Form. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2007.

O'Donnell, L. "Gerit Grimm’s Constructed Histories.”  Ceramics: Art and Perception 103 (2016).

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website(s):

www.geritgrimm.com

 

Typical Marks
2007
2009—
Bust Teapot
Date: 2007
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Dimensions: 12 x 10 x 9"
Surface Technique: Glaze
Clay Studio of Missoula Permanent Collection
Photo: TMP
Clay Studio of Missoula Permanent Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Looting the Larnese Bull
Date: 2013
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Photo: Artist
Druisana Women
Date: 2013
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Photo: Artist
Frog Princess
Date: ca 2013
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Family Tondo
Date: 2014
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Photo: Artist
Tree of Love
Date: 2014
Photo: Artist
Holding A Bird
Date: 2015
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered

wheel-thrown stoneware

Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Flower Girl Tondo
Date: 2015
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Photo: Artist
Fountain
Date: ca 2015
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Photo: Artist

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeffrey. "The Marks Project." Last modified September 29, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/grimm