Joanna Malinowska: Artist Talk

A pile of dried sticks and branches with a replica of a body lying alongside

Joanna Malinowska, Still Life (2017), discarded Christmas trees, resin, cardboard and found objects, dimensions variable.

Joanna Malinowska, assistant professor of the practice in art, works mainly in sculpture, video, and performance. Her projects — often inspired by an interest in cultural clashes, anthropology, prehistory, and music — have been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the SculptureCenter and CANADA gallery in New York City; Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris; Saatchi Gallery and Nottingham Contemporary in Great Britain; Yokohama Museum of Art in Japan; and Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. She was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, and the 56th Venice Biennale (2015).

A graduate of the sculpture departments at Rutgers University and Yale School of Art, Malinowska has received awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, among other places. She is represented by CANADA gallery in New York City. Malinowska frequently collaborates with her partner C. T. Jasper, most recently creating The Emperor's Canary, a project commissioned by the High Line Park in New York City.

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