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Jacq Germanow – Rochester, NY
Jacquie Alberga Germanow received an MFA in Sculpture & Ceramics with an emphasis in Drawing from Utah State University. She received a BS with honors in Biology from St. Lawrence University. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina; raised in Montclair, New Jersey; she now resides in Rochester, New York with her husband.
Jacquie’s sculpture incorporates a variety of materials, such as metal, wood, bone, clay, fabric, cast glass, carved stone, and found objects. Throughout her long career, the mystery and power of the natural world has propelled Jacquie’s art. Her scientific background gives sense and depth to the visual acuity of her organic forms.
Her work is shown widely in New York State and has received numerous awards. Rochester’s oldest gallery, The Oxford Gallery, often shows her sculpture. Her art is represented in national and international collections. She has been awarded residencies and grants from New York State Council on the Arts, The Ford Foundation, Nazareth College, SUNY Oswego, and St. Lawrence University.
While raising a family and producing sculpture, Jacquie also taught: Sculpture, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting at Rochester Institute of Technology for ten years, Hobart William Smith Colleges, Empire State College of New York State, Utah State University, and at The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester.
Jacquie’s sculpture results from an interactive process with forms from nature; forms manufactured by industry; and those she creates, such as cast glass. Each piece seeks to embrace a poetic, visual metaphor by penetrating the forces of growth, healing and connection.