Cyrilla Mozenter

Cyrilla Mozenter

Fellow: Awarded 2020
Field of Study: Fine Arts

Competition: US & Canada

I make gouache-painted, pencil-drawn (and written) works on paper and hand stitched industrial wool felt freestanding and wall pieces in processes that include the transplantation of cutout letters, letter-derived and pictogram-like shapes. These works hover in the space between two and three dimensions. Many of the titles and words that appear in the work come from Gertrude Stein’ writing. They are playful and absurd, defying singular interpretations.

Recent solo exhibitions include See Why and the failed utopian, Lesley Heller Gallery, NY, where my work is represented. Other solo exhibitions include the failed utopian & Other Stories, FiveMyles, Brooklyn; warm snow, Adam Baumgold Gallery, NY; More saints seen, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; and Very well saint, The Drawing Center, NY. I have been in residence at Pianpicollo Selvatico, Dieu Donné Papermill, and Instituto Municipal de Arte e Cultura-Rioarte. I received two fellowships from the NY Foundation for the Arts and two project grants from The Fifth Floor Foundation. My work is in numerous public collections including the Brooklyn Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery. I taught for many years in the MFA program at Pratt Institute.

Lesley Heller Gallery

Video of My Artist Talk

Photo Credit: Philip Perkis

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