Jude Griebel lives and works between the community of Bergen, AB, Canada and Brooklyn, NY, USA. He has completed numerous residencies including the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; the International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY; HALLE 14 Center for Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany and the Kunstnarhuset Messen, Norway. His work has recently been presented at Galerie Johannes Sturm, Nuremberg, The Esker Foundation, Calgary, The Redpath Museum, Montreal, and in Future Station: The 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Alberta. He is a three-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant for international emerging artists.
My recent work presents sculptures of hybrid bodies, whose anatomy is merged with their surroundings. These figures are compromised by situations of consumption, excess and disregard, played out on their dioramic surfaces. In these works, I am not so much interested in how waste is generated, but rather how we re-digest popular images of accumulation and environmental degradation, weaving them into the fabric of our subconscious. The sculptures embody these internalized and conflicted narratives of want and ruin, reifying them in monstrous and mythological proportions.