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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Gerit Grimm

Gerit Grimm

Artist Statement
“Born and raised into a socialist East German society, which transformed in front of my eyes into capitalist West Germany mesmerized my senses of reality. East Germany got flooded with consumerism, lies and illusion.  Truth can be discovered in folds and layers.  I create layers of dialogue by constructing nostalgic visions from recycled patterns and ideas and present them to the audience in theatrical dioramas; child hood like dreams for the grown up. Each piece is a slice of life freeze framed and manifested.  The captured scenes direct the viewer to imagine the frame in its animated whole.  There the truth can be discovered.”
-Gerit Grimm

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 “Altbuergeler blau-weiss GmbH” in Buergel, 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. Grimm is a widely traveled artist, and her work has been exhibited in America, Germany, Japan, and China.


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