Cyrilla Mozenter


Cyrilla Mozenter (b. 1947, Newark, NJ) is a New York artist working in drawing and sculpture. Her primary materials are industrial wool felt and paper. Her work makes frequent reference to the writings of Gertrude Stein—with whom she feels to be in collaboration. Solo exhibitions include the failed utopian & Other Stories at FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY (2018); the failed utopian at Lesley Heller Workspace, NY (2015); warm snow: Sculpture in Two and Three-Dimensionsat Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY; warm snow at Adam Baumgold Gallery, NY; More saints seen at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; Cuts and Occasionsat Dieu Donné Papermill NY; Very well saint at The Drawing Center NY; Undercurrentat Espaço Cultural Municipal Sérgio Porto, Rio de Janeiro; and Secret Earsat BAM Brooklyn, NY; She has been in residence at Dieu Donné Papermill, the Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; and Instituto Municipal de Arte e Cultural-Rioarte, Rio de Janeiro. Jacqueline Ruyak's article about Mozenter's work with felt appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of Surface Design Journal. The artist discusses her work with paper in the Summer 2013 issue of Hand Papermaking. She has received two fellowships from NYFA and two project grants from The Fifth Floor Foundation. Her work is in numerous public collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Portland Art Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery. She taught in the MFA program at Pratt Institute (1985 - 2015) and is currently working on a collaborative book project.