Garry Grant

b. 1971

Painter

Garry Grant (b. 1971) is a visual artist based in New York City.


With a focus on abstraction, his work is inspired by the materials he employs and the use of color and texture. The tone of Grant’s work conveys a sense of rhythm; the forms expressive movement. A master gilder, he uses gold, silver and copper leaf for the underpinning of his large-scale works, building these variegated metals onto the canvas to create vibrancy and varying degrees of depth to the background. He often adds pressure to the canvas to bring about a cracked-pattern effect, adding a rich texture to the composition. For the foreground, he applies acrylic paint and other pigments to the canvas by hand, manipulating the material until attenuated forms cover the surface. More recently, his practice has expanded to include the creation of life-size sculptures, other three-dimensional objects and works on hand-made paper.


Grant’s work is held in private collections and has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Detroit, Dallas and Atlanta. In August 2018, his paintings were featured in a solo exhibition at North of History, an art gallery on Manhattan’s Upper West Side owned by award-winning architect Gene Kaufman. In October 2017, he was one of six artists featured in The Detroit Diaspora, an exhibition curated by Resident Artist Michael Kelly Williams and gallerist Cledie Taylor. In April 2015, several of his life-size human figures were featured in Ulysses in 3: Variations on Ulysses through Word, Movement, and Music, presented at Park Avenue Armory in New York City. In 2014, Grant was a participating artist in The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, a public art installation and benefit auction in New York City.
Grant attended the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan and the American College of Applied Arts in Atlanta, Georgia where he studied graphic communication and fine art.