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Clare Grill
updated: 07/02/2008
website: www.claregrill.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Cake
Secrets
Mountain Museum
Swing Set
Puppet Show
Mother
Smoke Signals
The Red Years of Winter
Devil's Tower
Vacation
 
Portfolio Keywords:  landscape, autobiographical, childhood, fantasy, memory, nature, still life, narrative, surreal, dreams
 
 
Cake by Clare Grill
Cake
oil on panel
2008
16" x  14" 
Secrets by Clare Grill
Secrets
oil on panel
2007
24" x  26" 
Mountain Museum by Clare Grill
Mountain Museum
oil and acrylic on panel
2008
36" x  50" 
Swing Set by Clare Grill
Swing Set
oil and acrylic on panel
2008
17" x  20" 
Puppet Show  by Clare Grill
Puppet Show
oil on panel
2008
32" x  30" 
Mother by Clare Grill
Mother
oil and acrylic on panel
2008
20" x  17" 
Smoke Signals by Clare Grill
Smoke Signals
oil on panel
2007
16" x  14" 
The Red Years of Winter by Clare Grill
The Red Years of Winter
oil on panel
2007
14" x  16" 
Devil's Tower by Clare Grill
Devil's Tower
oil and acrylic on panel
2007
16" x  14" 
Vacation by Clare Grill
Vacation
oil and acrylic on panel
2008
34" x  36" 

Artist Statement
Central to my art practice is the notion that we constantly attempt to record and concretize our experiences, however distorted the result may be. My paintings consider the inevitability of time's passage, and our concurrent need to give what is ephemeral some sort of material, lasting form.

This body of work is about trying to recapture innocence, trust in what we see or hear, and the belief in make-believe. These paintings derive from imagination and wonder inspired by the natural world, the changing seasons, childhood memories, story-telling and the pretend.

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION

2005
M.F.A., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2001
B.A., University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

2007
Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, Somethings Last a Long Time

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008
The Clay Projects, New York, NY, Clare Grill and Ju Young Ban

Aljira, Newark, NJ, Emerge 9

2007
Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY, Brief Encounters

OH+T Gallery, Boston, MA, Follies

Tribes Gallery, New York, NY, Group Show (curator: Robert Storr)

2006
Gallery Boreas, Pittsfield, MA, Northbound

Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, Stilled Life (curator: Daria Brit Shapiro)

Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts, Loveladies, NJ, Works on Paper (curator: Carter E. Foster)

3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY, Summer Group Show (curator: Dana Orland)

The Studio, Armonk, NY, Imperfect Accounts (curator: Simone Subal)

2005

Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA, Meditating America (curator: Ernesto Pujol)

 

PUBLICATIONS

2007
New American Paintings, Volume 68 (Northeast edition, back cover)

2006
New York Arts Magazine, Tips and Picks Directory, www.nyartsmagazine.com

2005
Fette’s Flog, Seattle Galleries Report, www.the-flog.com, November 30

Hackett, Regina, Artists muse on America with mostly positive results, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 11

 

AWARDS/ HONORS

2007
Pierogi Gallery, Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY

Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency

Aljira, Emerge 9, Newark, NJ

2006
The Drawing Center, Viewing Program, New York, NY