MINEKO GRIMMER, born and raised in Japan, received a traditional western art education at Iwate University in Japan. It wasn't until she immigrated to the United States, and studied at Otis Art Institute, that her work began to show strong contemporary influences. Best known for her installations that rely on natural elements to create resonating sounds, Grimmer creates serene and meditative environments. Composer John Cage wrote an accompaniment to one of her sound sculptures. Her installations provide multiple levels of engagement for audiences of all ages.