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Maksymowicz Virginia
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bay Ridge

Media:Sculptural;
Genre:Figurative;


ARTIST STATEMENT: Virginia Maksymowicz is a sculptor who was born and raised in Brooklyn and who currently lives in Philadelphia, PA. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College; studied figurative sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum Art School; and received an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego. Immediately after graduation, she worked as an artist-in-residence for the CETA Artists Project in New York City.

She has exhibited her work at the Rotunda Gallery, Franklin Furnace, Alternative Museum, the Elizabeth Foundation and Grey Gallery in New York City, as well as in college, university and nonprofit galleries throughout the U.S. and abroad.

She is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in sculpture, and over the years has been honored with numerous other grants and awards. Her artwork has been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, The New York Times, New York Newsday, The New Art Examiner and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her series, The History of Art, appears on the cover of The Female Body, published by the University of Michigan Press in 1991.

Most recently, she was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, an artist-in-residence at the Powel House Museum in Philadelphia, and a fellow at the Vermont Studio Center.

Maksymowicz has been a visiting professor of art at a variety of colleges and universities throughout the United States including Oberlin College, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and the Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. She is currently Associate Professor of Art at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.

For more than 30 years, Maksymowicz has been developing a type of imagery that addresses cultural and political issues in a nontraditional, but understandable, form. A hybrid of sculpture and painting, the work is usually displayed as wall relief, with figures or objects sometimes juxtaposed with narrative texts. Maksymowicz has a particular interest in feminist issues and she often focuses on the particular circumstances of a range of women, both in past history and in current times.

For the past 10 years, she has been interested in combining the female body with architecture in ways that become visual metaphors for the societal roles women play.

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  • The Three Graces
    2010
    stoneware, wood, steel
    An outdoor installation as part of the exhibition, Constructed Visions, at the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, PA. In Greek mythology, these figures, whose abode was atop Mount Olympia, were the

  • The Three Graces
    2010
    stoneware, wood, steel
    Detail. An outdoor installation as part of the exhibition, Constructed Visions, at the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, PA. In Greek mythology, these figures, whose abode was atop Mount Olympia, w

  • Aesthetic Distance
    2009-10
    stoneware, wood, steel
    Detail. An outdoor installation at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA consisting of five wooden columns with sculpted clay figures. The female forms are nude, vulnerable and out of rea

  • Aesthetic Distance
    2009-2010
    stoneware, wood and steel
    Detail. An outdoor installation at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA consisting of five wooden columns with sculpted clay figures. The female forms are nude, vulnerable and out of rea

  • Aesthetic Distance
    2009-2010
    stoneware, wood and steel
    Detail. An outdoor installation at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA consisting of five wooden columns with sculpted clay figures. The female forms are nude, vulnerable and out of rea

  • House of Bread
    2009
    Hydrostone, Hydrocal FGR 95, Fiberglas/resin
    Detail. This installation formed part of an exhibition at Amos Eno Gallery in Brooklyn, NY entitled Past and Present. A jumble of broken columns, toppled capitals, loaves of bread and a weeping woman,

  • House of Bread
    2009
    Hydrostone, Hydrocal FGR 95, Fiberglas/resin
    Detail. This installation formed part of an exhibition at Amos Eno Gallery in Brooklyn, NY entitled Past and Present. A jumble of broken columns, toppled capitals, loaves of bread and a weeping woman,

  • House of Bread
    2009
    Hydrostone, Hydrocal FGR 95, Fiberglas/resin
    Detail. This installation formed part of an exhibition at Amos Eno Gallery in Brooklyn, NY entitled Past and Present. A jumble of broken columns, toppled capitals, loaves of bread and a weeping woman,

  • Structure and Metaphor
    2008
    Hydrostone and Fiberglas/resin
    Detail. Canephorae and caryatids, working women and goddesses -- those female figures that support the structure of human society -- formed the conceptual basis of my installation at the Delaware Cent

  • Caryatid
    2007
    pencil on paper
    A large-scale drawing combining visual elements gathered while a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome combining womens bodies, architecture and mythology. Formed part of the installation St

  • Caryatid
    2007
    pencil on paper
    Detail. A large-scale drawing combining visual elements gathered while a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome combining womens bodies, architecture and mythology. Formed part of the install

  • Cornice Portrait-V
    2007
    pencil on paper
    The beginning of a series of portraits based on the architectural theories of Jacaues-Francois Blondel. Each drawing consists of a profile taken from life overlaid with a piece of tracing vellum outli

  • Cornice Portrait-G
    2007
    pencil on paper
    The beginning of a series of portraits based on the architectural theories of Jacaues-Francois Blondel. Each drawing consists of a profile taken from life overlaid with a piece of tracing vellum outli

  • Cornice Portrait-T
    2007
    pencil on paper
    The beginning of a series of portraits based on the architectural theories of Jacaues-Francois Blondel. Each drawing consists of a profile taken from life overlaid with a piece of tracing vellum outli

  • Combinational Structures
    2006
    Hydrocal FGR 95, wood and paint
    Detail. Installation of three female bodies around a structural column at Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, as part of an exhibit entitled, Body Language.

  • Pediment
    2005
    Hydrocal FGR 95, wood and paint
    Designed for the Williams Center for the Arts Gallery at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania for an exhibition entitled Sheltered, the female body is again juxtaposed with architecture, now in a

  • Pediment
    2005
    Hydrocal FGR 95, wood and paint
    Detail. Designed for the Williams Center for the Arts Gallery at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania for an exhibition entitled Sheltered, the female body is again juxtaposed with architecture,

  • The Physical Boundaries of This World
    2002
    Hydrocal FGR 95, wood and paint
    The metaphor of the structural but often unrecognized role of women in the social architecture was pushed in a slightly different direction in this installation at the Ceres Project Room of The Elizab

  • The Physical Boundaries of this World
    2002
    Hydrocal FGR 95, wood and paint
    Detail. The metaphor of the structural but often unrecognized role of women in the social architecture was pushed in a slightly different direction in this installation at the Ceres Project Room of Th

  • The Three Towers
    1999
    acrylic paint on Tyvek
    Collaboration with photographer Blaise Tobia. An outdoor installation for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival consisting of three large images inserted into the architectural niches of the National Produ
 








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