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Harley Ngai Grieco
is a Chinese-American lens-based artist, born and raised in State College, Pennsylvania. She is fascinated with the historical representation of the natural world, the production of decorative domestic objects, and how these traditions participate in their own decay. She earned a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2013, receiving the Vincent J. Mielcarek, Jr. Memorial Prize and the Sara Cooper Hewitt Fund Prize. Harley has participated in residencies at Trestle Art Space and The Vermont Studio Center, in addition to completing a fellowship at The Bronx Museum. She has received scholarships and grants to attend workshops at UrbanGlass, The Ox-Bow School of Art, and The Penland School of Crafts. Currently, she is based in Brooklyn, New York.

Project Description
During my residency, I am researching Chinese artifacts/material culture, exploring the history/phenomenon of chinoiserie, and looking through the physical film slide archive. I am particularly interested in the Comparative Medieval Material Culture of China and Europe at the Graduate Center, with an emphasis on wallpaper, depictions of landscape, and decoration of ceramic surface. I am creating an exhibit related to my research; a combination of photo-drawing-sculptures and a slide-show camera obscura with the physical slide collection.

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