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Born 1979, Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Queens, NY

 

 

Education


2011 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2005 M.F.A., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2001 B.A., University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2022

Oyster, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2021

There's The Air, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

 

2020

Bits of Tooth, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY (online exhibition)

 

2017

Horton Gallery, New York, NY

 

2015

The Names of Objects Might as Well Fall Off, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
Touch'd Lustre, Zieher Smith & Horton, New York, NY

 

2014

Mary, Mary, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Petal, Pedal, Peddle, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Comb, Soloway, Brooklyn, NY

 

2013

Clare Grill, Reserve Ames, Los Angeles, CA
Steeped, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT (project space)

 

2011

New Work, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

 

2010

The Forest for the Trees, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY (project space)
What You're Told, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY

 

2007

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

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions


2019

New Skin, Monica King Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Jason Stopa

Clare Grill, Lauren Luloff, Kathia St. Hilaire, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
Certain Women, Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Houston, TX
A Strange Form of Life, Peninsula Art Space, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Johhny Mullen
Inquiry: Investigation through Abstraction, Meyers Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, curated by Mark Brosseau

 

2018

Group Show, Steven Harvey Fine Art, New York, NY, curated by Jason Stopa
Eddys Room, Usable Space Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, curated by Austin Eddy
Buddy System, Deanna Evans Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Primary, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ, curated by Jason Karolak
Of Weight and Breath, East Side Project Space, Nashville, TN, curated by Christina Renfer Vogel and Ty Smith
Artist in Residence Biennial, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

 

2017

Holding Hands, 191 Henry Street, New York, NY, curated by Robert Otto Epstein
The Curator, New York NY, NEW NEW YORK: Abstract Painting in the 21st Century, University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI, curated by Debra Drexler and Liam Davis

 

2016

EddysRoom, Brooklyn, NY, Clare Grill and Matthew Ronay
Painters NYC, MUPO (El Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños), Oaxaca, Mexico, (curated by Meaghan Kent and Maureen Cavanaugh)
Real States, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY

 

2015

Double Nickels on the Dime, D'Agostino & Fiore, New York, NY
Painters NYC, Paramo, Guadalajara, Mexico, (curated by Meaghan Kent and Maureen Cavanaugh)
Homeful of Hands, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, Italy
Where the Trees Line the Water that Falls Asleep in the Afternoon, P420, Bologna, Italy, (curated by Chris Sharp)
The Crayon Miscellaney, OMI International Art Center, Ghent, NY, (curated by Julie Ryan)
Oysters With Lemon, Ventana 244, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Andrew Huston and Michael Zahn)
Transforming Accessory, LVL3, Chicago, IL

 

2014

Volatiile, Galleri Jacob Bjorn, Aarhus, Denmark
This One's Optomistic: Pincushion, New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT, (curated by Cary Smith)
Brooklyn Bridge, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, (curated by Justine Frischmann)
Folklore, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, (curated by Heidi Leitzke)
Smart Painting, Artspace, New Haven, CT, (curated by John O'Donnell)
Love's Industrial Park, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

 

2013

Split Seven, Fowler Arts Collective, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Matt Phillips)
Dying on Stage: New Painting in New York, Garis + Hahn, New York, NY, (curated by Kyle Chayka)
Cathedral, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
Season Review: Selected Artists, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
Loves Industrial Park, GrizzlyGrizzly, Philadelphia, PA
Spring, The Willows, Brooklyn, NY
Paintings and Drawings, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

 

2012

Out of the Ruins, New Art Center, Newton, MA, (curated by Liz Thach)
Primary, Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, MD, (curated by Jamillah James)
The Big Show 7, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
I Know This but You Feel Different, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY, (curated by Shara Hughes and Meredith James)
A Survey, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

 

2011

Reformation 2011, Reformed Church, Skowhegan, ME, (curated by Kyla Chevrier)
Kin, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
A Review, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

 

2010

Talk Show, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

 

2009

Mixtape, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY
Relocation, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
Artist in the Marketplace 29, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY, (curated by Micaela Giovanotti)
Suspend, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL, (curated by Stacie Johnson)

 

2008

Clare Grill and Ju Young Ban, The Clay Projects, New York, NY, (curated by Andrea Serbonich)
The Brand New Deal, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY, (curated by Shane McAdadms)
Emerge 9, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, (curated by Christopher Lew)

 

2007

Brief Encounters, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
Follies, OH+T Gallery, Boston, MA

 

2006

Stilled Life, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, (curated by Daria Brit Shapiro)

Works on Paper, Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts, Loveladies, NJ, (curated by Carter Foster)
Imperfect Accounts, The Studio, Armonk, NY, (curated by Simone Subal)
Meditating America, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA, (curated by Ernesto Pujol)

 

 

Press

2021

Jennifer Samet, “Beer With a Painter: Clare Grill,” Hyperallergic, July 3, 2021

Will Heinrich, “3 Gallery Shows to See Right Now,” New York Times, April 7, 2021

John Yau, “Clare Grill’s Untranslatable Paint,” Hyperallergic, April 24, 2021

 

2019

Clark, Andy Martinelli, "Critic’s Pick," Artforum, January 2020
"20 Painters Who Are Shaping the New Decade," Daily Collector, January 2020
Kalm, James. "Strange Form of Life at PENINSULA ART SPACE," vimeo

 

2018

Burns, Emily. "Interview with Clare Grill," Maake Magazine, issue 7

 

2017

Layendecker, Ashley. "Interview: Clare Grill," Locate Arts, Dec 14
Colucci, Emily. "EDDYSROOM: Out of the Galleries and Into The Closet," Frontrunner Magazine, January 4

 

2016

Alfred, Brian. "Clare Grill," Sound & Vision podcast, episode 23
Yau, John. "More Than Meets the Eye," Hyperallergic, February 28

 

2015

"Clare Grill: The Names of Objects Might As Well Fall Off" (exhibition catalog), The Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
Sharp, Chris. "Clare Grill Paints Some Pictures," (catalog essay) "Clare Grill: The Names of Objects Might as Well Fall Off," Oct 2015
Riley-Lopez, Erin. "It’s All in the Details," (catalog essay) "Clare Grill: The Names of Objects Might as Well Fall Off," Oct
Schira, Ron. "Clare Grill at the Freedman Gallery: The Power of Color," The Reading Eagle, Sept 13
"Where the Trees Line the Water that Falls Asleep in the Afternoon," Artviewer, Aug 27
Griffin, Nora. "Clare Grill Touch’d Lustre," Brooklyn Rail, April 25
Hurst, Howard. "A Refreshing Dose of Cynicism-Free Abstraction," Hyperallergic, April 20
Smith, Roberta. "10 Galleries to Visit in Chelsea," New York Times, April 16
Grimes, William. "Distinct Prisms in an Ever-Shifting Kaleidoscope," New York Times, April 16

 

2014

Ollman, Leah. "Clare Grill paintings: Muted bits of memory, melancholy," Los Angeles Times, Nov 28
Osberg, Molly. "How an Artist’s Foggy Recollections Become Ghostly Reconstructions of the Past," Artsy Editorial, Oct 31
Nathan, Emily. "Stitches to Strokes: How An Artist Turns Antique Embroideries into Spare Paintings," Artsy Editorial, October 2
Kleberg, Matt. "September 2014 Monthly Guest: Clare Grill," paintingisdead.com, interview, Sep 5
Hudson, Suzanne. "Clare Grill," Artforum, March 2014 issue, pp.195
Christoph, Sara. "Clare Grill, Comb," Brooklyn Rail, March 2014 issue

 

2013

Hanson, Sarah P. "Dying on Stage: New Painting in New York, Modern Painters," October 2013 issue, pp.107
Bickford, Kerry. "Love's Industrial Park," Title Magazine, July 23
Micchelli, Thomas. "The New Casualists Strike Again," Hyperallergic, June 29
Wylie, Erin. "Girl With the Most Cake," Lula Magazine, SS13 issue 16, pp. 52-58 (interview)

 

2012

Gorky’s Granddaughter studio visit interview, www.gorkysgranddaughter.com
McQuaid, Kate. "Romanticism, with a dose of modern anxiety," Boston Globe, Sept 26
Butler, Sharon. "Year-end roundup: The IMAGES column, 2011," twocoatsofpaint.com, Jan 2

 

2011

Butler, Sharon. "IMAGES: Clare Grill," twocoatsofpaint.com, Jun 16
ARTnews, February issue, front cover
Caruth, Nicole. "Not Just Desserts," ARTnews, February issue, p. 94-97

 

2010

Naves, Mario. "Talk Show," cityArts, Apr 20
Schor, Mira. "Looking For Art to Love, day one: Chelsea," ayearofpositivethinking.com, Apr 29

 

2009

Chun, Kimberly. "'Buddy System': A Conversation in Art," San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 16
Johnson, Ken. "Young Artists Arrive, Either Rough or Ready," New York Times, Jul 8

 

2008

Genocchio, Benjamin. "Beguiled by Fresh Talent," New York Times, Aug 22
Bischoff, Dan. "Newark art exhibition is part swank, part cutting-edge," New Jersey Star-Ledger, Aug 2

 

2007

New American Paintings, Vol 68 (Northeast edition, back cover)

 

2005

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

 

 

Invited Lectures

2022

Evening Lecture Series, New York Studio School, New York, NY

Visiting Artist Lecture, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 

2021

Visiting Artist Lecture, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

 

2020

Visiting Artist Lecture, Drew University, Madison, NJ
Visiting Artist Lecture, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

 

2018

Visiting Artist Lecture, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

 

2017

Visiting Artist Lecture, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Visiting Artist Lecture, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

 

2016

Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee MFA program, Milwaukee, WI

 

2015

Visiting Artist Lecture, Albright College, Freedman Gallery, Reading, PA

 

2013

Visiting Artist Lecture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting MFA program

 

 

Teaching


2019

Adjunct Professor, Graduate Painting Seminar Fall 2019, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

 

2017

Artist-in-Residence Fall 2017, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

 

 

Awards/Residencies

2020

American Academy of Arts and Letters 2021 Art Award and Purchase Program nominee


2017

Residency, Steep Rock Arts, Washington, CT
Artist-in-Residence, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, TN

 

2011

Pratt Alumni Award, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

 

2008

AIM 29, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

 

2007

Emerge 9, Aljira, Newark, NJ

 

2006

Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
"Best in Show", Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts, Loveladies, NJ, Works on Paper, (juried by Carter Foster)

 

 

Public Collections


Minneapolis Insititute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN
Albright College, Reading, PA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Soho House, New York, NY
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY