Marks, lines and colors are organized into shapes and areas—geometric, tightly packed or drifting. I think about universes, microcosms, cities and bodies. Time is counted out. Thin, precise lines require concentration and make time move slowly. Time moves fast with quick jabbing marks and easily with sweeping gestures. Surfaces are tactile. Paint is applied with brushes, stamps, tape, stencils, and sprayed. The surface is sanded, scraped and paint is removed. The history of the making and obliterating is always visible. I like a lot of color. I like it to be a bit jarring and not to sweet.
Giersbach has completed four permanent public art commissions, including a large mosaic for the New York City subway station. She also makes paintings, drawings and temporary site specific paintings that have been shown at galleries and museums in the US, Mexico and Europe. Venues have included Roebling Hall, Deitch Projects, Wave Hill, White Columns, Museo Rufino Tamayo, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. She has been the recipient of awards including a Pollock Krasner Foundation Fellowship and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting (NYFA). She was educated at Vassar College (BA), Rutgers University (MFA), and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.