Jameson Grant

New York City-based Painter

01.06.2019   - 31.08.2019

Jameson Grant is a painter based in New York whose work represents a casualist, personal reinterpretation of classic painting tropes.

Summer 2019, Grant joins SomoS as an Artist-in-Residence, working on a new body of paintings and prints in preparation of his August 2019 solo exhibition at SomoS’ exhibition space.

As Grant states of his work,

The image is realized through a drawing practice which records quotidian observations of light and form. While the result may be simultaneously a tree, a humanoid form, an exhaust pipe, a family heirloom, a coat rack, a street sign, a self portrait, a painting, etc., what’s important is that it has an individual particularity which is observed. The multivalence of the object willfully instills the notion of disorientation in an attempt to in some way reflect what it feels like to be alive today. The figure becomes both image and object, like a character from a letterpress type set. Through repetition the object is both designed and, in an ardently romantic sense, Painted.

Jameson Grant, Artist’s Statement


2014 Grant received his BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore. He has presented his work in the solo exhibition “Oil Then Acrylic” at the Transformer Gallery, Washington DC, in 2014; and took part in the group shows Studio Mixx, Subbasement Studio, Baltimore MD, curated by Fletcher Mackey, 2012, Juried UG Show, Decker Gallery, Baltimore MD, curated by Karyn Miller and Jack Livingston, 2012, Chromatics Gallery 304, Baltimore MD, curated by Janet Olney, 2013, On The Mark, Middendorf Gallery, Baltimore MD, curated by Laura Beth Langley, 2014, Locally Sourced, American University Museum, Washington DC, 2014, Murica: A Patriotic Art Show, PhilaMOCA, Philladelphia PA, 2014, and Blushing, at the Ballroom Gallery, Baltimore MD, curated by Claire Felonis 2015.

Grant was awarded the Trustee Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2010.

Between August 14-17, Jameson Grant will present the outcome of his 3 month residency in a solo exhibition.
Opening: August 13, 6-9 PM
Exhibition duration: August 14-17, 2-7 PM
Entry free.

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