Grace Graupe-Pillard is a NYC-born painter, public artist, photographer and educator who also makes videos. She is represented by Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL and has exhibited in many venues and group exhibitions including P.S. 1 in New York City, Bass Museum, Indianapolis Museum, The Maier Museum, The Aldrich Museum, The Drawing Center, The Hunterdon Museum, The Frist Center, CHEIM & READ, and The National Academy Museum. Her photos and videos have been presented at Lars von Trier’s Gesamt, Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, Scope Miami, Scope London, Art Chicago, Art Fem.TV, Cologne OFF, Found Footage & SHOAH, among others. More on the artist can be found at http://gracegraupepillard.neoimages.net and https://vimeo.com/graupepillard.
Fine Art

Grace Visits: Artist June Wilson

By Grace Graupe-Pillard
Grace Graupe-Pillard is making studio calls. This week she shares with us her visit to the studio of the artist June Wilson whose love affair with nature since her childhood days deeply informs her artistic practice.
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Fine Art

Grace Visits: Artist Robin Tewes

By Grace Graupe-Pillard
Robin Tewes believes "[T]here is a need for men to be fragile and vulnerable with each other . . . usually they are not portrayed that way in art history. . . ” In her work, "Men In Trouble," men are metaphorically engulfed in water — either drowning, or in a ritual of purification, transitioning from one state of awareness to another.
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Arts & Culture · Fine Art

Grace Visits: Artist Judith Henry

By Grace Graupe-Pillard
This August, our frequent arts contributor and artist herself Grace Graupe-Pillard is making studio calls. This week she shares with us her visit with Judith Henry, who for over 40 years, has created evocative multimedia artworks that explore the friction between our interior lives and public selves.
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Politics

It Can (Finally) Happen Here

By Grace Graupe-Pillard
By Grace Graupe-Pillard

"I distinctly remember feeling envy mixed with frustration and fierce anger when I realized that boys had advantages available to them in the universe outside of 875 W.180th Street, Apartment 1B that were not accessible to me.”

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Lifestyle

Christmas Envy

By Grace Graupe-Pillard
By Grace Graupe-Pillard

I have never seen a tree, whether at Rockefeller Center or The White House, that can compare to the ones that a New York City "five and dime" store on 181st Street, just off Broadway erected for Christmas, covered with glittering baubles, and flakes of snow, with the height and mass of a mountain crowned by a brilliant golden star. A tree that tapped into a child’s hunger for inspiration and enchantment.

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Family & Friends · Fine Art

Father’s Day: Words, Words, Words

By Grace Graupe-Pillard
By Grace Graupe-Pillard

After his massive stroke, my father sat in his wheelchair, frantically scribbling in a notebook. Utterly frustrated, he scratched out on crumpled, stained paper: I USED TO BE O.K. . . . I AM A RETIRED ARCHITECT. Witnessing this encounter, I felt ineffable heartbreak

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