March 3, 2023
The inaugural Museum Café mural
Dynamic patterns come together in Gridded Commune (2023) to create a spatial field of vibrant color block figures set against a grey grid, echoing the Museum’s architecture. Created by Parrish Collection artist Almond Zigmund, the inaugural Museum Café mural is a celebration of social space and community-building. Zigmund is known for her large-scale site-responsive installations, discrete sculptures, works on paper, and paintings that combine geometry, vivid color, and aspects of the built environment.
Raised in Brooklyn, NY, Almond Zigmund creates sculptures and installations that often suggest walls, barricades, enclosures, and other aspects of the built environment. The architectonic works engage the eye and the body at once, offering generous amounts of visual stimulation while also inducing visceral reactions to the virtual and actual spaces. Zigmund has exhibited her work in Zurich, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, among others, with public and private installations and commissions for the Parrish Museum of Art, the CMA in New York City, Lisa Perry’s Onna House, and other institutions. Numerous public commissions include, most recently, work for the newly designed US Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay. Her large-scale murals have been on view at Brookfield Art at One NY Plaza, the NYC Department of Transportation, The Whitman Walker Health Center in Washington DC, Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY, and the University of Laverne in Los Angeles.
Zigmund received her BFA from Parsons School of Design, in New York and Paris, and MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she studied with the MacArthur Award-winning critic, Dave Hickey. The East Hampton-based artist was featured in the Parrish exhibitions Remembering the Future (2007), Parrish Road Show (2013), and Artists Choose Artists (2016).