95nm Mother Mine, Norma Minkowitz
mixed media (My Mother’s Gloves) and fiber, 6.5" x 11.75" x 8", 1984
89nm Around and A Round, Norma Minkowitz, fiber and mixed media, 26.75” x 26.75” x 2”, 2020, $9,000
59nm Football "The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories “, mixed media, 7.5” x 13” x 4”, 2006, $5,000
36nm Victim, Norma Minkowitz, mixed media, 13" x 34" x 12", 1993, $15,000
44nm Excavation, Norma Minkowitz, mixed media, 25" x 25" x 25", 2009-11, $20,000
37nm Golden Crater, Norma Minkowitz, mixed media, 18" x 18" x 18", 2009, $18,000
12nm Baggage, Norma Minkowitz, mixed media, 43" x 50" x 6", 2007, $20,000
46nm Remembrance, Norma Minkowitz, fiber and mixed media, 15" x 22" x 20", 2001, $10.500
56nm Inner Sanctum, Norma Minkowitz, mixed media, 9.5” x 14” x 13”, 2012, $8,000
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York (One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement; permanent collection); Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York (Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection, permanent collection); De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California; Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin (FibeR/Evolution); Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada (Anthropomorphism, permanent collection); Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania (permanent collection); Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut (Traditions/Transitions/The Changing World of Fiber Art, permanent collection); LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York; Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts (permanent collection); Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin; Denver Art Museum, Colorado (Sleight of Hand, permanent collection); Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan (permanent collection); Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Texas (permanent collection); Kyoto International Conference Hall, Japan (A Proposal for a New Century); Kwang Ju Museum, Korea (permanent collection); The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii; Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan (Weaving the World, Contemporary Art of Linear Construction); Museum of Applied Arts, Frankfurt, Germany (Corporal Identity-Body Language, 9th Triennial for Form and Content); Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, (permanent collection). Recipient: Award, Master of the Medium, James Renwick Alliance; Visual Arts Fellowships, American Crafts Council; Grant, National Endowment for the Arts.
10nm Rebirth of Venus, Norma Minkowitz, fiber, wire resin, paint, 58" x 54" x 8", 2004, $20,000
I seek mystery in the shadows of the work. The netting's effect is to blur the shape within. There is often paint on the surface, which can at times be invisible and at other times obvious depending on the light, another important element of my work. I want the openness to convey a sense of energy as the viewer moves around the sculpture. My work retains implications of containment and psychological complexity, while focusing on the human form and often the land-scape. I am engaged in a process that weaves the personal and universal together. The interlacing suggests a delicate quality symbolic of the human condition, but conversely, the pieces could also imply the strength of steel mesh. In many of my works twigs and branches are left inside, and are visible in an eerie way through the exterior of the sculpture, often suggesting connections to the human skeletal or circulatory systems.