Department of Art: Visiting Artists Series
Date: November 18, 2008 Location: Miller 102
“Grade is a master at transforming experience of place into material manifestation. Earlier work involved travel to far-flung places to see how different cultures celebrated and preserved life forms: the pyramids, funerary towers in Peru and burial mounds in Jordan near Petra. The resulting works captured mood without resorting to the representation of actual objects. His current body of work still requires the artist to travel, but his works have begun to get in on the act too, as Grade exhibits, displaces and re-positions his work in new, often radically different territory”. -Suzanne Beal, August 2008, Sculpture Magazine
John Grade is the recipient of an Andy Warhol Foundation Award (NY), A Pollock Krasner Foundation Award (NY), and a Tiffany Foundation Award (NY); his work has been featured and reviewed in Art in America, Sculpture, the Boston Globe, and on NPR’s All Things Considered and Studio 360.