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SHANTI GRUMBINE
 
Selection From “Kenosis”, Pakistani's Unite in Outrage, October 11, 2012, 2013
erased and excised New York Times page, 22"x12" 2012 25”x18.5”

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Kenosis is a project utilizing the erasure, excision and reconfiguration of the New York Times to elicit a sacred experience of the everyday. Kenosis is an ancient Greek noun for emptiness or an emptying. By physically removing content, I make space for what has been forgotten, suppressed or ignored in print as well as what is lost in the translation of experience into words. The transformation of the newspaper references ancient narrative formats such as illuminated manuscripts, stained glass and medieval musical notation as formal foils for current events. The acidic nature of newspaper and its rapid shift in color aids the association of time passing, creating a tension between decomposition, ornamentation and the aggressive order of the grid. Silkscreen techniques blur the idea of positive and negative, original and copy, precious and disposable.Kenosis functions as a ritualistic act of beauty to mend the deficits of human ingenuity.

 

RESUME

http://shantigrumbine.com

b. Rhinebeck, NY 1979

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013 Solo Show (Title TBA), Swig Arts Center, Hightstown, NJ
Two-Person Show (Title TBA) at Roos Arts Gallery, Rosendale, NY
2012 Divergence, LES Printshop, New York, NY
Made In New York
The Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY
2012 Water: A Regional Juried Exhibition, SUNY Ulster, Stoneridge, NY
NYFA MARK 11 Showcase, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, NY
2011
Eraser, MagnanMetz Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Rachel Furnari
2009 You Are Standing Into Danger, Space 414, Brooklyn, NY.
2007 Fantasy World, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Fox Family Juried Show, Fox Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

PERFORMANCES

2009 Performer in Human Carriage: a commissioned piece by Ann Hamilton,
Third Mind, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
2007 The Uncanny: collaborative dance/theater studio performance Dance Theater Workshop, New York, NY. Directed by Ani Weinstein

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, RESIDENCIES

2012-2013 AIR Gallery Fellowship Program, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Millay Colony Residency, Austerlitz, NY 2011
NYFA Strategic Opportunity Stipends Program Grant Recipient
2011 Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency, New York, NY
NYFA MARK 11, Woodstock, NY
2009 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2004 Award in Drawing, Fox Family Juried Show, Fox Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2003 CAAP Grant, Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

2005 MFA, Penn Design, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2000 BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1997 AA in Liberal Arts, Simon’s Rock College of Bard, Great Barrington, MA