Metalsmith Myra Mimlitsch-Gray creates jewelry and tablewares. Although she works in traditional metals such as copper and silver, Mimlitsch-Gray alters familiar forms, producing objects that only suggest function and instead serve as portraits or social indicators. Her Motified Corn Pone Pan (2007), made during a residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin, alludes to corn’s ubiquity in the Midwest and issues around monoculture agriculture. She has received several awards, including an NEA Fellowship (1994). Mimlitsch-Gray is currently Head of Metal Progam at SUNY-New Paltz.
Portrait photo courtesy Ken Gray.