John Grade received his BFA from the Pratt Institute, NY in 1992, and has traveled extensively following his graduation, gaining critical exposure to the cultures and environments that have come to shape his artistic vision. Over the past decade, Grade has earned numerous grants and awards, including two 4Culture Special Projects Grants, three Artists Trust Foundation GAP grants, a Washington State Arts Commission and Artist Trust Foundation fellowship, an Andy Warhol Foundation Award, a Tiffany Foundation Award and residencies throughout the US and abroad. He has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums nationwide and his work has been featured in Art in America, Sculpture, The Boston Globe, and on NPR”s All Things Considered and Studio 360.
"I had the opportunity to see Middle Fork in Seattle, which was an ambitious and inspiring piece. I appreciate an artist that values the process, from creation to decay, and considers much more than the finished object."
"Grade makes sculptural and installation works that resinate with me in a profound way. Grade's sublimely beautiful, minimal, sculptural forms poetically embrace both space and time and are marked by an incredible level of craft and attention to detail."