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Shanti Grumbine

Shanti Grumbine
Winter Workspace |  February 19–March 31, 2014 

Pictured above:
Selection From “Kenosis”, Pakistan Calculates Its Response, May 2, 2011 (detail), 2011
Erased and excised NY Times half sheet, 22”x12”
Courtesy of the artist 

Shanti Grumbine creates intricate paper cuttings from newspaper pages. In these works, she excises the text from the page and cuts patterns into the accompanying photos, creating lacy patterns where there once was news. By removing the functionality from the newspaper and revealing it’s underlying structure, she interrogates the way we receive information in our society. During Winter Workspace she will work on paper cuttings inspired by the succulents at Wave Hill, whose natural patterns are found in many of the sacred designs the artist has used in previous works. Grumbine has had solo exhibitions at the A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Muroff Kotler Gallery at SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, NY and Swig Arts Center, Hightstown, NJ. Her work has also been included in exhibitions at Dorsky Museum, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY; Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY; Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ; and the Lower Eastside Printshop, New York, NY. She has participated in many residencies, including one at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, in 2013. Grumbine received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Penn Design, University of Pennsylvania School of Design.

More information at shantigrumbine.com

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.