Jeff Grant

Artist Biography

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: Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich; Thomas Erben Gallery, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Whitespace, and Team Gallery. Most recently his work has been acquired by Munich Re Insurance collection in Germany.

A recent interview with Art Dependence to give some additional insight into Jeff Grants’ thinking.

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Artist Statement

Grant deals with ambiguities and over-determinations inherent in or applied to familiar images and forms. His work is characterized by exaggerated assertions and subtle contradictions. Haunted and understated it stands as a series of precisely ambiguous and shifting gestures. The specificity of an object or image’s qualities are manipulated, reaffirmed, or disregarded. Instability, elusiveness, and fragility exist concurrent to anything solid, specific, or precisely defined. They are inextricably intertwined.

Using a wide variety of media (sculpture, drawing, video, installations using found and hand made objects, etc.), he likes to take advantage of restrictions presented in found objects and images. As well as impose his restrictions and alterations on those. It is in the limitations of the materials that he finds the precise spot for un-defining a thing.

Parts together make

Jeff Grant

May 12, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Papered Stories; 14 Artists Dealing with Paper

Aiden Simon, David Kramer, Erika Ranee, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Jane Ben...

June 10, 2016 - July 30, 2016

You must stand this while reading there.

Jeff Grant

January 8, 2014 - February 9, 2014

Thin light

Jeff Grant

September 7, 2011 - October 15, 2011

Art on Paper, the Brussels Contemporary Drawing Show

Jeff Grant

September 7, 2016 - September 11, 2016

Amsterdam Drawing, 2015

Aiden Simon, Erika Ranee, Jeff Grant, Joan van Barneveld, Nayda Col...

September 17, 2015 - September 20, 2015

Pulse Miami 2013

Elana Herzog, Jasmina Cibic, Jeff Grant, Joan van Barneveld, Russel...

December 5, 2013 - December 8, 2013

PULSE Miami, 2011

Elana Herzog, Jeff Grant, Jen Stark, Nava Lubelski, Penelope Umbrico

December 1, 2011 - December 4, 2011

Attic syllabus

Jeff Grant

September 16, 2016 - October 16, 2016

2016 Art Dependence, interview by Dirk Vanduffel.
2013 Gravity of Sculpture: Part II, exhibit catalogue, curated and essay
by Saul Ostrow, Dorsky Gallery, NY
2012 The illusionist, Surface Magazine, Nov-Dec, pg 104
          5, Cheongju Art Studio Artist Workshop: An interim report, Kim,
Vocsou, Cheongju Art Studio, Nov.
         Culture in the LES, LMAK Gallery, Rimberg, Alyx; Angel Oransans
Foundation #7, August 12, 2011
         Improv Troupe, Surface Magazine, pg 14, April 2011
2009 A World Awry: Sarah Emerson and Jeff Grant, Fox, Catherine,
ArtsCriticATL.com, Sept. 21
2008 Unterholz, Dina4 projects, Berlin, Foreword by Dr. Susanna C. Ott
2007 Ruby Mag Issue #23, www.ruby-mag.com.ar
2006 Among the Trees, exhibit catalogue, Visual Arts Center, Jersey City,
NJ