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Jaynie Crimmins

Artist Biography

Jaynie Gillman Crimmins, a Brooklyn based artist, creates alternative narratives from quotidian materials. Her work has been exhibited at ART on PAPER; SPRING/BREAK Art Show; Governor's Island Art Fair and the National Museum of Romanian Literature in addition to museums throughout the United States.

Crimmins has a long history of community work, currently volunteering in the Guggenheim Museum's Learning Through Art Program. She holds two degrees in Art Education - a BS from the State University College at Buffalo and MS from the College of New Rochelle, with a minor in Art Therapy.

She is represented by Karen Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA and Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA.


I fabricate objects with meticulous handmade details that are counterpoints to the banality of their materials. Repurposing marketing tools from consumer culture, I shred and create with solicitations, safety envelopes and catalogs that are difficult to recycle because their inks have high concentrations of heavy metals. Deconstructing these materials reshapes their formulaic messages into narratives of personal interest. As interpretations of natural structures and architectural elements, my forms are indelible impressions from recollections and observations. Rolling, folding, sewing and fabricating the shreds into intimate sculptural reliefs produces works that explore surface and texture, becoming meditations on consumerism and waste.

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