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Clare Grill

Studio Building
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Studio Location
Album, 2010, oil on linen, 15" x 11"
When You Get That Old, 2009, oil on linen on panel, 20" x 16"
Fast-forward Through the Love Scenes, 2009, oil on linen on panel, 28" x 35"
The Overachievers, 2009, oil on linen on panel, 35" x 28"
The Forest for the Trees, 2010, oil on linen, 65" x 22"
Artist's Statement

I think about the beliefs and stories that were handed down to me and I reinterpret them in my paintings. Family folklore, backyard rituals, religious sacraments, ghost stories, church, school, obedience and trust in what you're told are among my subjects. The things we're taught can be learned a thousand different ways. I like for the familiar to seem a little unfamiliar and complicated, because it is.

I look at images from the past as I work because they're heartbreaking and haunting – what was never can be again. I mess with my imagery, layering and wearing it away until I've made a painting that makes you notice the paint as much as the pictures.


born 1979

2005 MFA, Pratt

2010 Sloan Fine Art, NY
Jen Bekman, NY
2007 Real Art Ways, Hartford

2009 Jen Bekman, NY
Sloan Fine Art, NY
Bronx Museum, NY, AIM 29
Roots and Culture, Chicago
2008 Caren Golden, NY
Aljira, Newark, Emerge 9
2007 Caren Golden, NY
OH+T, Boston
2006 Islip Art Museum, NY
2005 COCA, Seattle

2009 SF Chronicle, July 16
NY Times, July 8
2008 NY Times, August 22
NJ Star-Ledger, August 2
2007 New American Paintings

2008 Bronx Museum, AIM 29
2007 Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency, Johnson, VT
Aljira, Emerge 9, Newark, NJ
2006 The Drawing Center, Viewing Program