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Virginia Maksymowicz’s work uses architectural ornamentation and decorative molding to explore metaphorical implications of the human body, especially when tied to place. Invisible Alignment specifically addresses the quest for aesthetic and physical perfection.
Maksymowicz received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (1973) and an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego (1977). She has exhibited her work at the Franklin Furnace, Alternative Museum, the Elizabeth Foundation and Grey Gallery in New York City; the Mitchell Museum in Illinois; the Michener and Woodmere Museums in Pennsylvania; and 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 (1984), and over the years has been honored with 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.
She has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome (2006; 2012; 2014), an artist-in-residence at the Powel House Museum in Philadelphia (2006-07), and a fellow at the Vermont Studio Center (2007).
Maksymowicz is Professor Emerita of Art, Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
My artwork in recent years has followed a complex visual trail of architecture and figurative elements. I am particularly interested in the metaphorical implications of the human body, especially when tied to place: buildings, fountains and other structures.
For this exhibition, I have created two installations that consider architectural ornamentation, decorative molding and the quest for aesthetic perfection.
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