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Joseph Grigely

Born in 1956, East Longmeadow, United States

Lives and works in Chicago, United States


Deaf since the age of ten, Grigely has focused his work on issues of communication—both its problems and possibilities—by creatively dealing with the absence of speech. His work can be understood as a journey through visual strategies and compositions based on the written word. Between the late 1980s and early 1990s, he formed a body of experimental work by creating a series of conceptual sculptures called Perforated Tympani. The title of the series is a reference to an incident: in 1967 he fel...Read more