Jeff Grant (1975) lives and works between Berlin and New York. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998 and at Goldsmiths College in London in 2000. His work has been shown throughout Europe and the US: Danese/Corey Gallery, Galerie Speckstrasse in Hamburg, Germany, White Columns, Thomas Erben Gallery, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Whitespace, and Team Gallery.
A recent interview with Art Dependence to give some additional insight into Jeff Grants’ thinking.
Jeff Grant’s work is untrustworthy but honest. Its a combination of commonly assumed facts and ambiguous, shifting distinctions. He considers how history and memory contribute to the creative process of combining various elements into something recognizable, understandable, or relatable.
He works with objects and images that are common and recognizable, considering how they connect to remembered experiences and preexisting ideas that both contribute to and misguide forms of personal and social development. He is interested in our presumptions about learning, and he questions our dubious notion of maturity.