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Master Metalsmith: Lisa Gralnick, on Display at the Metal Museum 9.30.18 – 1.13.19

July 9, 2018 - articles - ,

Master Metalsmith: Lisa Gralnick
September 30, 2018 – January 13, 2019
Gasparrini Galleries at the Metal Museum


 The Metal Museum is pleased to announce Master Metalsmith: Lisa Gralnick, an annual exhibition showcasing work from the Metal Museum’s 2018 Master Metalsmith.

Master Metalsmith: Lisa Gralnick will open on Sunday, September 30 and runs through Sunday, January 13, 2019. The Metal Museum will host an Exhibition Reception & Gallery Talk with the artist on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 4PM with the Gallery Talk beginning at 5PM.

The 2018 Master Metalsmith is Lisa Gralnick, an artist esteemed for her impact on the metals field, particularly in jewelry and sculpture. This retrospective exhibition will showcase work from throughout her career including jewelry from her Black Acrylic, Mechanical, and Reliquaries series as well as The Gold Standard series of sculptures and jewelry. Gralnick’s latest body of work, Scene of the Crime, will be shown in its entirety for the first time and features extremely oversized jewelry as sculptural installations.

Born in New York in 1956, Lisa Gralnick received a BFA from Kent State University, Kent, OH in 1977 and an MFA in Metalsmithing from the State University of New York, New Paltz, NY in 1980. In addition to pursuing a career as a full-time artist she has taught at Kent State University, Kent, OH; Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS; Parsons School of Design, New York, NY; and University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, where she is currently Professor of Art. With an artistic career that spans more than three decades, Gralnick has received numerous awards, grants and fellowships, and her work has been exhibited and acquired by museums, galleries, universities and private collectors, both nationally and internationally.

Gralnick’s study of multiple disciplines offer her a unique perspective that is focused on form, including the architectural and mechanical components of an object.

An exhibition catalog featuring a broad scope of Gralnick’s work will be available for purchase in the Museum Store and online at www.metalmuseum.org.