Marcia Grostein - Encounter of Two Pansies


Marcia Grostein
Born in Brazil, lives and works in New York

Marcia Grostein is a Brazilian-born American artist whose practice includes sculpture, painting, video, photography, and wearable art/jewelry. After finishing her studies at the Royal College of Art in London in 1970, she returned to Brazil to enroll at Escola de Experimentação Artística Brasil Dois Pontos, a center for artistic experimentation where Grostein developed her interest for American Art. Deeply influenced by Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimal and Conceptual Art, she had her first encounter with Willem de Kooning in 1977, who became a mentor and, together with James Rosenquist, introduced her to the NY art scene. In 1979, she interned for Fluxus artist Joseph Beuys and worked on his retrospective held at the Guggenheim Museum in NY. The following year Grostein was represented by Betty Parsons Gallery. Continuing to show her work in galleries and museums in different continents, she participated in the exhibition “Moss: Dialogues between Art & Design” at Phillips de Pury, where her chair sculptures were paired with Bob Wilson’s chairs in 2012. Marcia Grostein currently lives and work in New York.


Encounter of Two Pansies, 2011
Ring – Gold brass and resin
6.8 x 5 cm
Coll. Diane Venet

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