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Episode 8: Grace Graupe-Pillard

Grace Graupe-Pillard speaks with us about ambition, showing work in the internet era, activism in art, body acceptance in your 70s, and windows as vaginas.


Grace Graupe-Pillard has exhibited her artwork throughout the USA with one-person exhibitions in Hartford, CT., Jackson MS., Chicago Ill., Newark, NJ, in addition in NYC at The Untitled Space,The Proposition, Bernice Steinbaum, Donahue/Sosinski, Hal Bromm, The Frist Center in Nashville, TN, The NJ State Museum, NJ Center for Visual Arts, Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago, Payne Gallery at Moravian College, PA., Aljira Gallery, Newark, NJ., Rupert Ravens Contemporary in Newark, NJ, and Rider University, NJ, and Bernard Heller Museum, NYC. She will be having a solo show at David Richard Gallery, Chelsea, NYC in the Fall of 2023. Grace Graupe Pillard has participated in Group Exhibitions at Arsenal Gallery, NYC, Cheim & Read Gallery, NYC., Ringling Gallery of Art and Design, Sarasota, Fla., Hebrew Union College Museum, NYC., Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC., P.S. 1, NYC., Bass Museum, Miami Beach, Fl., Indianapolis Museum, Indianapolis, Ind., The Maier Museum, Lynchburg, VA., The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield Ct., The Drawing Center, NYC., The Hunterdon Art Museum, Hunterdon, NJ., The National Academy Museum NYC., Editions/Artists’ Book Fair, NYC., Puffin Cultural Forum, NJ., Project for Empty Spaces, Newark, NJ, Art Chicago, Scope London, Carl Hammer, Chicago, ILL., The Untitled Space, NYC, and Kunstpakhuset, Ikast, Denmark, Museum of Rheda-Wiedenbruck, Westphalia, Germany.

Graupe-Pillard has also been the recipient of many grants including four from The NJ State Council on the Arts, and one from The National Endowment for the Arts. She has received Public Art commissions from Shearson Lehman /American Express, AT&T, KPMG, Wonder Woman Wall at The Port Authority Bus Terminal, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ and the City of Orange, NJ. Commissions from NJ Transit for the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System at Garfield Station in Jersey City, and 2nd Street Station in Hoboken, and Aberdeen-Matawan Station in Aberdeen, NJ.

Her work has been written about in The Village Voice, The NY Times, Art News, The StarLedger, Newsday, Flash Art, ArtForum, Art in America, Arts, and Tema Celeste. On-line publications include Women’s Voices for Change, Hyperallergic, Daily Beast, Vice Creator’s Project, Paste Magazine, Persimmons, Yahoo Voices, and Huffington Post.

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