Jaynie Gillman Crimmins, a Brooklyn based artist, has been creating art from her shredded financial statements and mail since 2009. She currently works with her junk mail which is difficult to recycle because the inks have high concentrations of heavy metals.
Elevating the ordinary and overlooked aspects of our daily existence, her intimate pieces use an economy of means and restraint of process, inspired and influenced by Ruth Asawa’s practice and work.
Crimmins’ work was exhibited at 2016’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show and the 8th Annual Governor’s Island Art Fair. Her project in process, Building a Blue Wall, was recently installed at the John Doe Gallery and Stand4 Gallery both in Brooklyn. In 2018, her work will be traveling to the National Museum of Romanian Literature in Bucharest for the Bibliophile Book and Object Book Biennial and she will have a solo show at the Rockland Center for the Arts in West Nyack, NY. She is represented by Kibbee Gallery in Atlanta, GA.
Crimmins holds two degrees in Art Education - a BS from the State University College at Buffalo and MS from the College of New Rochelle, with a minor in Art Therapy.