Gail Grinnell

Gail Grinnell

2018 Awardee

Gail Grinnell (b. 1950 Richland, WA) has participated in awarded residencies at Centrum Foundation, Port Townsend, WA; Jentel, Banner WY as well as the Ballinglen Foundation, County Mayo, Ireland and Fundación Valparaíso, Mojácar, Spain. She has received funding from Artist Trust Seattle, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture Seattle and was a finalist for the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon. In 2015 Gail was awarded a Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency, at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR in 2016. In 2018 she was awarded a SOLA award for mature women artists.

Grinnell developed site-specific installations for art venues such as the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, Friday Harbor, WA (2022); Art Museum of Missoula, Missoula, MT; Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA; Suyama Space, Seattle, WA and the Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID. In 2016/17 Gail completed a collaborative social practice residency at MadArt Seattle which culminated in a large-scale temporary installation. In 2018 She created "from underneath" a collaborative site-specific installation at Oxbow, Seattle and in 2020 she created work for the exhibit "Fabric 2020" for the Bainbridge Island Art Museum. Her work has been published in Sculpture Magazine, Art LTD, Fiber Arts, Seattle Times, Seattle PI, The Stranger, Willamette Week, Art Week, City Arts, Art Access and Seattle Magazine as well as exhibition catalogues for her large-scale installation work.

Example Work

Fiat Lux, 2022

acrylic coated spun polyester, natural dye, ink, pins
22’H x 30’W x 22’D

We Are A Crowd of Others, 2016/17

acrylic coated spun polyester, natural dye, ink, pins, found wood lattice, glass jars and concrete
25’H x 28’W x 10’D

We Are A Crowd of Others (detail), 2016/17

acrylic coated spun polyester, natural dye, ink, pins, found wood lattice, glass jars and concrete
25’H x 28’W x 10’D

We Are A Crowd of Others (detail), 2016/17

acrylic coated spun polyester, natural dye, ink, pins, found wood lattice, glass jars and concrete
25’H x 28’W x 10’D

Old Growth, 2015

acrylic treated spun polyester, ink, natural dyes, paint and pins
10H’ x 4’W x 4’D

Angle of Repose, 2014

acrylic treated spun polyester, ink, natural dyes, paint and pins
22’H x 55’W x 10’D

Ruffle, 2012

acrylic treated spun polyester, ink, natural dyes, paint and pins
25’H x 28’W x 18’D

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