Graceann Warn (Artist)
About the Artist
Graceann was born in 1955 and raised in New Jersey. She began her art career after realizing that being a Landscape Architect was not the path for her. After a chance encounter and a rather intense emotional response to viewing a Mark Rothko art exhibit, she realized her true calling and decided to become an artist. She has been a full time studio artist since 1985 with artwork exhibited and collected nationally & internationally. She now lives in Ann Arbor and has merged beautifully with the artist’s culture and has been one of the lucky ones to make a living solely off of her art.
This coming year Warn will once again be showing her artwork at the critically acclaimed SOFA Chicago art gala and will be taking part in The Artist Project in New York. The Artist Project is an exhibition that offers collectors, curators, dealers and the public direct access to a juried selection of emerging artists and established talent.
Graceann lives in in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband Geoff.
2001-2002 University of Michigan, Theater Design, coursework
1990-1993 University of Michigan, Classical Art and Archaeology, coursework
1983-1984 University of Michigan, Landscape Architecture, graduate studies
1978 Michigan State University, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture,
Recipient ‘Certificate of Honor’, American Society of Landscape Architects
Various professional workshops in bookbinding, papermaking, metalwork, prop building
Toscana Americana, Santorini, Greece, October 2007
Toscana Americana, Cortona, Italy, May 2007
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, June 2007
Jackson Hole Art Association, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, March 2007
Toscana Americana, Cortona, Italy, October 2006
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, July 2004
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, Fall 2003
Hollander’s School of Book and Paper Arts, various times 1995-2005
University of Michigan Cancer Center, Art Therapy Program, Workshop instructor
Ann Arbor Art Center, Various times 1990-1995
Also this coming year Warn will once again be showing her artwork at the critically acclaimed SOFA Chicago art gala and will be taking part in The Artist Project in New York. The Artist Project is an exhibition that offers collectors, curators, dealers and the public direct access to a juried selection of emerging and established talent.
“Sotto Voce” is Italian and translates to “in an undertone.” Graceann explains, “I decided to call my show at River Gallery Sotto Voce because it describes the intent of the paintings while also speaking to the process I undertake to make the paintings. “Sotto Voce” implies a hushed tone, a whisper- it is something spoken under the breath. The surfaces of my paintings obscure and hint at underlying messages without giving too much away which allows for a certain amount of interpretation by those viewing them.”
Graceann is available for interviews. For more information please contact Natalie or Melissa at the River Gallery in Chelsea.
Article by James Day
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