Philadelphia Art Alliance Blog

Craft & Culture: Norma Minkowitz

The next installment of our exciting Craft and Culture lecture series will bring artist and sculptor Norma Minkowitz to the Art Alliance on Tuesday, April 16 at 7pm. Norma will discuss her work and her new exhibition “Storylines,” on display at the Snyderman-Works Gallery until April 27. Make sure to join us for this exciting talk!

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Minkowitz is a New York City native and a Cooper Union Art School graduate with over 55 years of exhibiting artworks under her belt. You can find her in the permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art & Montreal Museum of Fine Art as well as more than 20 museums worldwide. Her awards include Master of the Medium by the James Renwick Alliance in 2009, a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts grant, and an inductee into the College of Fellows of the American Craft Council in 2003.

In her artist statement she says her sculptures convey a sense of energy and focus on the human form (the skeletal and circulatory systems, to be exact), nature and the landscape. Her sculptures sometimes mimic a cage or shelter that depicts a sense of being trapped or having no escape. Minkowitz’s interest in the mysterious cycle of death and regeneration can be recognized in her art as well. She often uses paint on her sculptures but it is not always visible, therefore lighting plays an important role in her work.

For more information on the artist, Norma Minkowitz, check out: http://www.snyderman-works.com/exhibitions/storylines. 

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