Marion Grant

© Marion Grant

©2014 Shana Menaker

Marion Grant is a visual artist based in New York City.  She works with digital and alternative media; synthesizing elements of representation, abstraction, western thinking, and eastern consciousness. Grant earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the California College of the Arts, and has studied at Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts, New York. 

Grant’s work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. Some of the notable venues where her work has been displayed include the Arts Guild of Sonoma (Sonoma, CA), Sidney Mishkin Gallery (New York, NY), and the American Craft Museum (now the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY). In 2009, two of Grant’s artworks, Eclipse at Benares and Thousand Petals, were chosen for inclusion in the Rauschenberg Tribute Exhibition at the Museum of the Gulf Coast (Port Arthur, TX). Her work was selected for inclusion in this exhibition by Susan Davidson, Senior Curator of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, with Thousand Petals receiving a special mention from Davidson. In 2014, Eclipse at Benares, was in a group exhibition called Body Language at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Ana, CA). In 2019, Jenny Gheith, the Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture at San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art, selected her work to be displayed in the 2019 group exhibition Alchemy 2019 at the Arts Guild of Sonoma (Sonoma, CA).

Grant has received several national awards for her artwork. She earned the Merit Award from The Guild American Crafts Awards in 1987, and her hand-printed, silk-screened artworks received the Grand Prize from the Guild for American Crafts in 1988. Her work has been featured and reviewed in The New York TimesThe New York PostMetropolitan Home, India WestPort Arthur News, and ANTE.Mag. Grant’s artwork is in a number of private and corporate collections, including Pfizer, MobileNet Services, Inc, and Signet Bank.

Marion and Gracie's portrait ©Shana Menaker