ABOUT

Sara Grose’s work underlines the creative’s capacity to keep loose grains of sand from slipping through their fingers. She holds a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She co-founded and co-curated Lil’ Gallery from 2014-2015, during which time over 60 artists were exhibited. Sara has spent the past year and a half studying faux finishing and classic italian plaster techniques. The past two years she has founded and managed an artist studio colony where she applies her field research to her artistic practice. Sara’s work has been studying science fiction’s ability to describe reality without referring to it directly. She takes influence from writers such as China Meilville and Kurt Vonnegut whose metaphors weave a tangled web between fiction and truth. Sara utilizes faux finishes as visual metaphors and takes queues from East Asian ink wash philosophy to use loose adaptations to capture likeness rather than exactness. Her prolific material exploration has led her to work in a variety of media including, but not limited to: airbrush and oil paints, weaving, stone carving and plaster. 


 

SARA GROSE
saraegrose@gmail.com
www.saragrose.com
www.lil-gallery.com

EDUCATION
2014 BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2012 Fiber/Art History Summer Intensive, MICA Summer Abroad program, Turkey

EXHIBITIONS
2015 No More Sun!, Lil' Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Strange New Feels, Lil' Gallery, Baltimore MD
All That, Platform Art Center, Baltimore MD
Bluhing, Ballrom Gallery, Baltimore MD
2014 Dance of the Gremlins, La Bodega Gallery, Baltimore MD
Free Pizza, Middendorf Gallery, MICA, Baltimore MD
Founding Fathers, Lil' Gallery, Baltimore MD
2013 Casual Friday, Middendorf Gallery, MICA, Baltimore MD
Fabrications, curated by Eduardo Rodrigues, Gallery 788, Baltimore MD
The Big Show, Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD
2012 World Wise, Rosenburg Gallery, MICA, Baltimore MD
Material Libraries, Gallery 788 at Maryland Art Place, Baltimore MD
Uncommon Place, In/Flux, Baltimore MD
Cloth of Action, Middendorf Gallery, MICA, Baltimore MD
2011 Meddling, Main 0 Gallery, MICA, Baltimore MD
Explorations of Light, Fox, MICA, Baltimore MD
2010 Hartley House Benefit Show, Mary Pfister Gallery, Frederick MD
Maryland Distinguished Scholar Exhibition, Deleplaine Arts Center, Frederick MD

PROJECT / COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS
2016 PMFVIII by Openspace, Baltiomre Design School, participant
2015 Resort Studios , founder, property manager
Artist Run Art Fair by Openspace, Artscape, participant as Lil' Gallery
PMFVIIr by Openspace, Baltimore Design School, participant
2014 Alternative Art Fair by Openspace, Artscape, participant as Lil' Gallery
Lil' Gallery, co-director and co-founded, Station North
ALLOVERSTREET monthly art walk in Station North, in conjunction with the Annex 2E, Bodega, Pnethouse and Springsteen galleries
2013 Yarn bomb Highlandtown, Baltimore Threadquarters
2010 Hartley House Benefit Show, Mary Pfister Gallery, Frederick MD, in collaboration with Valerie Andrews

AWARDS
Betty Cooke ’46 Scholarship
Dr. Frank Marino Scholarship
Winifred Gordon Foundation Grant
Maryland Distinguished Scholar
Maryland Senatorial Scholarship
MICA Presidential Scholarship
MICA Grant
MICA General Grant
National Art Honor Society Scholarship

SELECTED PRESS
Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley, “We went to Baltimore part 3: ALLOVERSTREET and Imaginary islands” Art F City, July 23, 2015
http://artfcity.com/2015/07/23/we-went-to-baltimore-part-3-alloverstreet-and-imaginary-islands/ 

Joseph Shaikewitz, “College Ruled @ Lil’ Gallery” Post-Office Arts Journal, April 11, 2015
http://postofficepostoffice.tumblr.com/post/116112816439/college-ruled-lil-gallery-angela-arrigo

Michael Anthony Farley, “A Night of Satie at Lil’ Gallery” City Paper, September 25, 2014 http://www.citypaper.com/blogs/noise/bcp-a-night-of-satie-at-lil-gallery-20140925-story.html