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Mimi Gross, painter, sculptor, and costume designer, was born in New York City and attended Bard College. She has shown her work in dozens of solo and group exhibitions since the late '50s. Publications across the U.S. have reviewed her work, which is featured in public collections nationally and internationally, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Jewish Museum in New York City to the Nagoya Museum of Art in Japan.
Gross has taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Rhode Island School of Design, SUNY Purchase, and other colleges. Her awards include visual arts grants from the American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters, the National Endowment for Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts. Since the late '70s, she has designed sets and costumes for Douglas Dunn & Dancers and since the early '60s, has collaborated prolifically in film and multimedia installations with the artist Red Grooms. In 2002, the Salander-O'Reilly Gallery, New York, featured her show "Charm of the Many." Gross lives and works in New York City.