Oliver Ranch Installation — Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel, “Pananemone”, 1990-1991
Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel have worked collaboratively since 1985 on many commissioned private and public projects, as well as museum and gallery exhibitions internationally. Kristin Jones was born in 1956 in Washington, D.C. and in 1979 received a BFA from the Rhode Island school of Design, Providence, RI, and in 1979 graduated from St Martin’s School of Art, London, England. She later went on to earn an MFA in from Yale University, New Haven, CT in 1983. Andrew Ginzel was born in 1954 in Chicago, IL, and graduated from Bennington College, Bennington, VT in 1974 and in from the State University of New York in 1981.
Current and recent major works include the airports of Kansas City and Tampa, the Tiber River in Rome, and public buildings in Chicago, Columbus, Richmond and St. Louis. Site-specific installations in public institutions and spaces include the Olympics in Atlanta, in New York City, New York: on 42nd Street and at the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage for Creative Time, at P.S. 1, at the New Museum and in City Hall Park with the Public Art Fund. Nationally, they have exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Madison Art Center, the List Visual Arts Center at MIT, the Wadsworth Athenaeum, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Their international exhibitions include major works in the city of Rome at the Aquario Romano, for the Kunsthalle in Basel, Switzerland, at the Museo D’Arte Contemporanea in Prato, Italy, as well the Trienalle in New Delhi, India.
Besides participating in many group exhibitions, the artists have exhibited solo in galleries beginning in 1985 with Barbara Flynn and subsequently with Annina Nosei, Damon Brandt and Frederieke Taylor.
Work with performance includes a commission by the Brooklyn Academy of Music to create a collaborative work with the choreographer Chandralekha for the Next Wave Festival. Previously, they had designed sets, costumes, and lighting for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, David Dorfman Dance Company and staging for Matthew McGuire of the Creation Company.
Jones and Ginzel have been commissioned to build a wide variety of major permanent site-specific works, each entirely different from the next, each integrating into its own environment. In New York City, they have worked in two schools: Stuyvesant High School in Battery Park City and at PS 102 in the Bronx. Other Percent for Art projects include works for large public buildings in Portland, Oregon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They have created Metronome for Union Square in New York City under the auspices of the Public Art Fund and the Municipal Art Society and Oculus in the New York City Subway for the Metropolitan Transit Authority at the station complex at Chambers Street—World Trade Center and Park Place.
Jones and Ginzel have received awards from the Pollock Krasner Foundation and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. Foreign research grants have included: the Fulbright Scholar Program for research in Italy (twice), an Indo-American Fellowship for nine months of research in India, American Center Paris, Cité International des Arts, Residency, Paris. Direct project grants have included the Artists Grant, Artists Space, Art Matters, the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, the New York Council on the Arts and Humanities, and from the New York Foundation for the Arts as well as an NEA Arts in Architecture and Inter-Arts grant. Residencies have included the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio, Yaddo, Ucross, Djerassi and MacDowell. Their work Adytum for Creative Time received a “Bessie” award. The National Endowment for the Arts has twice awarded Fellowships for Sculpture. Jones and Ginzel were the first co-winners of the Rome Prize.
Commissioned / Public Works
Appositio, University of Colorado at Boulder, Visual Arts Complex, Boulder, CO, 2008-10; Semiosis, Snow College Library, Ephraim, UT, 2008-10; Andante, 24-Hour Program on the Concept of Time, Curated by Nancy Spector at the Peter B. Lewis, Theater, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, 2009;Untitled, Metro, Arts in Transit, St. Louis, MO, 2005-09; Untitled, Physics Building, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2003-09; Luminalia, Tevereterno, Piazza Tevere, Rome, Italy (brochure) (KJ), 2007; Wild Graces, Tevereterno, Piazza Tevere, Rome, Italy (catalogue) (KJ), 2006; She Wolves, Tevereterno, Piazza Tevere, Rome, Italy (KJ), 2005; 2004-05 Spiraculm, Airside C Terminal, Tampa International Airport, FL, 2005; Panopia, 15th District, Austin Police Station, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL, 2009; Encyclic, P.S. 102, New York City School Construction Authority, Bronx, NY, 1993-04; Polarities, Kansas City International Airport, Kansas City, MO, 2000-04; Noesis, Merck & Co., Rahway, NJ, 2000-02; Metronome, Union Square South, Public Art Fund/Municipal Art Society with Related Companies, NewYork, NY, 1997-99; Oculus, World Trade Center subway station, Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), New York, NY, 1999; Parenthesis, Midwest Express Center, Milwaukee, WI, 1998; Park Planning, Quennell Rothschild/Signe Neilsen; Hudson River Park Conservancy, New York, NY, 1997; Apostasy, 1996 Olympic Arts Festival, Woodruff Park, Atlanta, GA, 1996; Infinitum, Hoffmann-La Roche, Nutley, NJ; Interim: after the end and before the beginning (with choreographer Chandralekha), Next Wave Festival,Brooklyn Academy of Music and Queens Museum of Art, NY, 1995; Sounding (with architect Daniel Brown), Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1994; Mimesis, 42nd Street Art Project, NY State Urban Dev. Corp., and Creative Time, New York, NY (catalogue), 1993-94; Mnemonics, Stuyvesant High School: New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Board of Education; and Battery Park City Authority, New York, NY, 1989-92; Axiogram, Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, Los Angeles, CA, 1992; Partial Truth, NEA Inner-Arts Grant for collaboration with David Dorfman Dance Company, NY, 1990-91; Plethora, Seventh Trienniale, India, USIS, Arts America Program, New Delhi, India (catalogue), 1991; Diaxiom, Commerce Square One, I.M. Pei & Partners, Philadelphia, PA; Principia, One Percent for Art Project, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR, 1990; Alchima, The Old Federal Reserve Bank Building, San Francisco, CA; Atoll, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (catalogue); Field and Figures: sets, costumes, and lighting for Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York, NY, 1989; Analemma, Commission for the Permanent Collection, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, 1988; Geotaxis, New Urban Landscape, World Financial Center Arts & Events Program, New York, NY (catalogue); Mobius (CRUXIS), Commission for the Permanent Collection, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Prato, Italy; Adytum, Art in the Anchorage, East Anchorage, Brooklyn Bridge, Creative Time, New York, NY (catalogue), 1986.
Solo Exhibitions / Installations
She Wolves for the City of Rome, an exhibition of 12 prints, Museo Capitolina, Rome, Italy (KJ), 2009; She Wolves: From the Tiber to the Hudson, The River To River Festival, New York, NY, 2008; The She Wolf: A Symbolic Beginning, Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (KJ), 2007; Two One Thousandths of 24 Hours, (Video) Temple University Art Gallery, Rome, Italy (KJ), 2004; Condemnation, Temple University Art Gallery, Rome, Italy (KJ), 2004; She Shadows, University of Rome, Italy, “La Sapienza,” Cloister of San Pietro in Vincoli (KJ), 2003; Luminous, The MacDowell Dam, Peterborough, New Hampshire (AG), 2002; Ombre Perenni, University of Rome, “La Sapienza,” Cloister of San Pietro in Vincoli (KJ); Metronome, Union Square South, The Urban Center at the Municipal Art Society, New York, NY, 1997; Enigmas, TZ’ART, New York, NY, 1997; Ellipsis (with composer Edmund Campion), Acquario Romano, Rome, Italy, 1995; Dinoesis, The Madison Art Center, Madison, WI, 1992-93; Azens, The Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, 1991; Naos, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN; Alchimia, Caeaura, Axis, Damon Brandt Gallery, New York, NY, 1990; Antithesis, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland, 1989; Ecclesia, Damon Brandt Gallery, New York, NY, 1989; Metathesis, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY, 1988; Charybdis, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Seraphim, Matrix 99, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; Pananemone, City Hall Park, Public Art Fund, New York, NY, 1987-88; Vis A Vis, Art Galaxy, New York, NY, 1986 ; Triptych, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Clepsydra, Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Ephemeris, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; Speric Storm, Art Galaxy, New York, NY, 1985; Where is the Universe?, Arco D’Alibert, Rome, Italy (KJ), 1984; Light Column, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (KJ), 1982; Moon, Rain, Cloud, Cushing Gallery, Newport Art Association, Newport, RI (KJ); Sphere Corral, Beinecke Plaza, Yale University, New Haven, CT (KJ); Smoke Hedge, Beinecke Plaza, Yale University, New Haven, CT (KJ), 1981; Still Light, Cushing Gallery, Newport Art Association, Newport, RI (KJ); Room A Still Life, Anyart Center for Contemporary Art, Providence, RI (KJ), 1980; Thread Column, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI (KJ); 1975 Artists’ Space, New York, NY (AG).
Awards / Honors
Yaddo, Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY (KJ), 2009; Blue Mountain Center, New York (KJ), 2007; MacDowell Colony, Fellowship, Peterborough, NH (AG); Yaddo, Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY (AG), 2005-06; Ucross Foundation Residency, Clearmont, WY (AG); Yaddo, Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY (AG), 2004; Blue Mountain Center, New York (KJ); MacDowell Colony, Fellowship, Peterborough, NH (AG), 2003; Bellagio Residency, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, 2002; MacDowell Colony, Fellowship, Peterborough, NH (AG); The Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, CA (AG); Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA (AG) The Kitchen, New York City (KJ); 2001 Senior Fulbright Fellowship to Rome, Italy (KJ) MacDowell Colony, Fellowship, Peterborough, NH (AG); Blue Mountain Center, New York (KJ); acDowell Colony, Fellowship, Peterborough, NH, 2000; Yaddo, Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1999; Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy, 1994-95; ational Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, 1994; Pollock-Krasner Foundation; American Center Paris, Cité International des Arts, Residency, Paris, France, 1993-94; MacDowell Colony, Fellowship, Peterborough, NH, 1993; Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, 1991; MacDowell Colony, Fellowship, Peterborough, NH; National Endowment for the Arts, Inter-Arts Grant, with David Dorfman Dance Company; Indo-American Fellowship, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 1990; The Art Commission of the City of New York, Award for Excellence in Design for MNEMONICS, NY, 1989; MacDowell Colony, Fellowship, Peterborough, NH; National Endowment Grant for Public Art for PRINCIPIA, Portland, OR; MA Council on the Arts and Humanities, New Works Program Grant for Charybdis, List Visual Arts Center, MIT, 1988; Yaddo, Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1987; New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship in Sculpture; New York Council on the Arts, Visual Artists Sponsored Projects Award for Triptych New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, 1986; National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship in Sculpture; Art Matters Inc., New York, NY for VIS-A-VIS, Art Galaxy, New York, NY; The Bessie, New York Dance and Performance Award for ADYTUM, Art in the Anchorage, New York, NY; National Studio Artist, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York, NY (KJ), 1984-86; Artists Space, Artists Grant, New York, NY, 1985; Yaddo, Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY (KJ); Robert C. Scull Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY (KJ), 1984; Fulbright Fellowship to Rome, Italy (KJ), 1983-84; The Susan H. Whedon Scholarship, Yale University, New Haven, CT (KJ), 1983; Teaching Assistant Award, 3-D Design, Yale University, New Haven, CT (KJ), 1982-83; Newport Cultural Commission Grant, Newport, RI (KJ), 1982.
Beckton Dickinson and Company, Franklin Lakes, NJ; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Centro per L’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy; David W. Bermant, Santa Barbara, CA; Edward Broida, Beverly Hills, CA; Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc.; Phillip K. Howard, New York, NY; Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, San Francisco, CA; Pacific Enterprises, Los Angeles, CA; Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH; The Prudential Life Insurance Company; Steven Oliver, Geyserville, CA; Targetti Art Light Collection, Florence, Italy; U.S. Trust Company of New York, NY; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; Yves Klein Foundation, AZ.
Learn more about Jones and Ginzel’s art at www.jonesginzel.com.
Photos of Kristin Jones / Andrew Ginzel’s Work at Oliver Ranch
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