John Grade works with his studio team to create large-scale site-specific immersive sculptural installations inspired by changing geology and ecology in the natural world. Impermanence is central to his work, along with kinetics and relationships between the natural world and architecture. John is the recipient of the 2010 Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Tiffany Foundation Award, three Andy Warhol Foundation Grant Awards, two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants, the 2011 Arlene Schnitzer Prize from the Portland Art Museum, and the 2013 Arts Innovator Award from Artist Trust.
Gary Faigin is a leading proponent of realist painting in the Northwest. His book The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression has sold over 175,000 copies, been translated into eight languages and been reprinted 24 times. In 2014 Seattle’s Frye Museum hosted a retrospective exhibition on his work, and he currently holds a seat on the board of directors at the Cascadia Museum of Art in Edmonds, WA.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Gage Academy of Art as part of the Arts and Culture series.