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Oral history interview with Lisa Gralnick, 2007 October 29-30

Interviewee:
Gralnick, Lisa, 1956-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Kounellis, Jannis  Search this
Lightman, Alan  Search this
Matzdorf, Gary Bengier  Search this
Mimlitsch-Gray, Myra  Search this
Scherr, Mary Ann  Search this
Kent State University  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Parsons School of Design  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Lisa Gralnick, 2007 October 29-30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13661
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)273918
AAA_collcode_gralni07
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_273918
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Lisa Gralnick

Interviewee:
Gralnick, Lisa, 1956-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Kent State University -- Faculty  Search this
Kent State University -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Parsons School of Design  Search this
Kounellis, Jannis, 1936-2017  Search this
Lightman, Alan  Search this
Matzdorf, Gary Bengier  Search this
Mimlitsch-Gray, Myra  Search this
Scherr, Mary Ann, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
12 Items (Sound recording: 12 sound files (7 hr., 4 min.), digital, wav)
111 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2007 October 29-30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Lisa Gralnick conducted 2007 October 29-30, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Gralnik's home, in Madison, Wisconsin.
Gralnick speaks of her father's illness; taking a jewelry-making class as a teenager; the honors college at Kent State; her master's thesis and the Cosmogonic Cycle; teaching enameling at Kent State to support her studio art; the metals program at Parsons School of Design; a black rubber house in upstate New York; creating structures out of black plastic; her introduction to computers; working with gold; drawing inspiration from physics and machinery; her fascination with dentistry tools; being a hands-on learner; satisfaction from the labor of art; working with metal; her methodological form of teaching; teaching a graduate class and focusing on body parts; the relationship between ambition and hard work; teaching in an art department as opposed to a craft department; her recent reliquary and jewelry work; poetic and musical influences; showing abstraction and emotion in her work; the creation of The Gold Standard pieces. Gralnick also recalls Mary Ann Scherr, Gary Bengier Matzdorf, Jannis Kounellis, Alan Lightman, Myra Mimlitsch Gray, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Lisa Gralnick (1956- ) is a metalsmith and professor from Madison, Wisconsin. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 4 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Educators -- Wisconsin -- Madison  Search this
Metal-workers -- Wisconsin -- Madison  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.gralni07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c2a7111e-21f5-4e98-b6fc-2e70b8cfc9cb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gralni07
Online Media:

Living with the Genie : essays on technology and the quest for human mastery / edited by Alan Lightman, Daniel Sarewitz, Christina Desser

Author:
Lightman, Alan P. 1948-  Search this
Sarewitz, Daniel R  Search this
Desser, Christina  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 347 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Technology--Social aspects  Search this
Technological innovations--Social aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_724221

Ancient light : our changing view of the universe / Alan Lightman

Author:
Lightman, Alan P. 1948-  Search this
Lightman, Alan P. 1948- Origins  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 170 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
Topic:
Cosmology  Search this
Astronomers  Search this
Call number:
QB981.L538 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_432683

Time for the stars : astronomy in the 1990s / Alan Lightman ; with a foreword by John Bahcall

Author:
Lightman, Alan P. 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 124 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
Topic:
Astronomy--History  Search this
Astronomy and state  Search this
Call number:
QB15.L54 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_425565

Origins : the lives and worlds of modern cosmologists / Alan Lightman and Roberta Brawer

Author:
Lightman, Alan P. 1948-  Search this
Brawer, Roberta  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 563 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
Topic:
Cosmology--Miscellanea  Search this
Astronomers--Biography  Search this
Call number:
QB981.L54 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_411686

Lightman, Alan, 1986-1991, 1983-1986

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 34 of 35
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Boxes 2, 23 and 25 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-078, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Director, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 34
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa98-078-refidd1e5997

Lightman, Alan

Container:
Box 16 of 19
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 594, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
See more items in:
Production Records
Production Records / Box 16
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0594-refidd1e5548

Lightman, Alan

Container:
Box 7 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-263, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Publications and Information, Publication Files
See more items in:
Publication Files
Publication Files / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-263-refidd1e7182

Saga : the journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen : thirty-five years of photographs / essays by Alan Lightman, A.D. Coleman, Arthur C. Danto ; edited by A.D. Coleman and Todd Brandow

Author:
Minkkinen, Arno Rafael 1945-  Search this
Coleman, A. D  Search this
Lightman, Alan P. 1948-  Search this
Danto, Arthur C. 1924-2013-  Search this
Subject:
Minkkinen, Arno Rafael 1945-  Search this
Physical description:
167 p. : chiefly ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Self-portraits
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Black-and-white photography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_783995

The discoveries : great breakthroughs in 20th century science / Alan Lightman

Author:
Lightman, Alan P. 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 553 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Sources
Date:
2005
C2005
20th century
Topic:
Discoveries in science--Historiography  Search this
Discoveries in science--History  Search this
Science--Historiography  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_790307

Radiative processes in astrophysics / George B. Rybicki, Alan P. Lightman

Author:
Rybicki, George B  Search this
Lightman, Alan P. 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 382 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Radiation  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Call number:
QB461 .R88X
QB461.R88X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_122088

Revealing the universe : prediction and proof in astronomy / edited by James Cornell and Alan P. Lightman

Author:
Cornell, James 1944-  Search this
Lightman, Alan P. 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_144362

Einstein's dreams / Alan Lightman

Author:
Lightman, Alan P. 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Einstein, Albert 1879-1955  Search this
Physical description:
140 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Type:
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Biographical fiction
Date:
2004
1993
2004, ©1993
Topic:
Physicists  Search this
Dreams  Search this
Time  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083320

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