Toni and Tim Urban International Artist-in-Residence: Monika Grzymala

Monika Grzymala

September 20 – November 10, 2017
Tifereth Israel Synagogue 

Monika Grzymala is the second Toni and Tim Urban International Artist-in-Residence. Funding for this residency was established in 2015 with the aim of bringing artists from foreign countries, particularly of Jewish heritage, to the Des Moines Art Center and the communities we serve.

Community Exhibition

In addition to her major installation for Drawing in Space, a selection of Grzymala's hand-made papers will be on exhibition in the lobby of Tifereth Israel Synagogue. These large-scale, glowing works are made from the fibers of mulberry trees—similar to that of traditional Japanese Washi paper. Embedded in the paper are the artist's signature lines, which are raised in subtle relief.

This exhibition is organized by Senior Curator Alison Ferris.

Monika Grzymala (German, born 1970)
Formation #11 from the series Making Paper, 2015
Handmade paper
Image courtesy of the artist
© Copyright Monika Grzymala

This exhibition will be on view at the Tifereth Israel Synagogue

924 Polk Boulevard
Des Moines, Iowa

Monday – Friday / 9 am – 3 pm

12:30 – 1:30 pm for lunch


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