• I-PARK FOUNDATION'S INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

    I-PARK FOUNDATION'S INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM


    I-PARK RESIDENCY

    I am incredibly excited to have been selected as an artist in residence with I-Park Foundation for this November and December. I will be documenting and posting my work while there.

    The I-Park Mission Statement

    Nurturing artists and the creative process – in the fine arts and in nature.
    I-Park is both an open-air and a closed-studio laboratory for individual creative pursuits in the fields of music composition/sound art, the visual arts, architecture, moving image, creative writing and landscape/garden/ecological design. From insights developed in the laboratory setting, it also develops and sponsors specially-themed cross-disciplinary projects of cultural significance – and brings these discoveries to light in the public domain.
    I-Park supports these individual and collaborative investigations through its international artists-in-residence program, the aesthetic engagement of its natural and built environments and with on-site exhibitions, performances and collegial exchanges.
    Since its founding in 2001, I-Park has sponsored over 900 fully-funded artists’ residencies.

  • WATER ART IS THE NEW LAND ART - exhibition

    WATER ART IS THE NEW LAND ART  -  exhibition

    (Tessa Grundon - Synthetic Tides)

    "WATER ART IS THE NEW LAND ART"

    Water Art is the New Land Art | The Celebration: September 21-22 Preview

    Friday, September 21, 2018
    3:30 PM 5:30 PM
    Nolan Park House 5B
    Governors Island, NY

    “[Working with water as site and material] is about recognizing and experiencing how we are but dependent parts of much larger natural patterns and forces, and living accordingly. This is not new knowledge, but we need to relearn this ancient wisdom and bring it into the contemporary context.” - Jackie Brookner, artist

    Works on Water and Underwater New York are pleased to invite you to a celebration of Water Art is the New Land Art, a small, documentary exhibition that shares photos from Works on Water 2017, the first triennial dedicated to art made on, in, and with the water, along with Water Art projects from around the world and new works created by our fifty-four 2018 Artists-in-Residence. This exhibition is organized as part of our 2018 artist residency on Governors Island, where we have created an incubator space for diverse investigations of water in the urban environment.

    We’re also thrilled to launch the catalogue documenting the 2017 triennial, which will be available during the celebration, as well as the launch of our beta-version Water Art Map. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate the work of this diverse community of artists and practitioners working in water-based planning, science, policy, and art to define the future of our waterways.

  • WORKS ON WATER and UNDERWATER NEW YORK ARTISTS RESIDENCY - Governor's Island

    WORKS ON WATER and UNDERWATER NEW YORK ARTISTS RESIDENCY - Governor's Island

    Works on Water and Underwater New York Artists Residency on Governor's Island

    Works on Water and Underwater New York invite you to join visual, performing, and literary artists working on, in, and with the water on Governor’s Island this summer. Our artist residency program provides an incubator space for diverse investigations of water in the urban environment. Our open studios, performances, monthly conversations, and exhibition "Water Art is the New Land Art" feature work from around the world and invite the public into a dialogue about the emerging field of Water Art. Please join us as we work to build and strengthen the community of artists and practitioners working in water-based planning, science, policy, and art to define the future of our waterways.

  • BOECHO GALLERY - Edificio Bella Exhibition, London, UK

    BOECHO GALLERY - Edificio Bella Exhibition, London, UK


    BOECHO GALLERY

    Delighted to have a few of my paintings in this exhibition "Edificio Bella" at Boecho Gallery in London.

    "Tessa's work is extremely delicate both in the materials she uses and in the output of her work. She uses a mix of found materials including pigments drawn from mud, coloured earths, rust and charcoal. Embedded in the materials is a history of the place and time from which these works are made. It's a wonderfully poetic statement of our time and place and what we are doing to the planet. Her work makes you consider those places, it's unapologetically environmental in it's focus and resonance and all the more powerful for that." Dee Gray, curator and gallery owner.

  • LIQUIDSCAPES SYMPOSIUM. DARTINGTON HALL, Devon, UK

    LIQUIDSCAPES SYMPOSIUM.  DARTINGTON HALL, Devon, UK
  • AMONG FRIENDS

    AMONG FRIENDS

    A wonderful experience - what a delightful and energizing gathering of amazing artists and for such an important cause. Huge thanks to fellow artists and curators Beth Dary, Patty Fabricant and Alexandra Rutsch Brock.

    Also thank you to Joanne Mattera for buying my piece - and I am now the happy owner of a beautiful Bob Seng.

  • DRAWING ROOMS - Somewhere Over The Interconnected Rainbow & Prospero's Grand Street Masque

    DRAWING ROOMS - Somewhere Over The Interconnected Rainbow & Prospero's Grand Street Masque
  • "TREES AND TOPOGRAPHIES" at the THE GARDEN ROOM GALLERY - TWO PERSON SHOW, Dartington Hall, UK.

    "TREES AND TOPOGRAPHIES" at the THE GARDEN ROOM GALLERY - TWO PERSON SHOW, Dartington Hall, UK.

    (Image Tessa Grundon: "Taw" - mud, beeswax, mapping)

    TREES AND TOPOGRAPHIES
    Curated by Richard Povall and Nancy Sinclair

    Garden Room Gallery with Art.Earth and Dartington Hall.

    Two person show with artist and photographer Hannah Fletcher.

  • ART.EARTH INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION. DARTINGTON HALL, Devon, UK

    ART.EARTH INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION.  DARTINGTON HALL, Devon, UK

    Art.Earth Member Invitational Exhibition

    Delighted to be back with ART.EARTH - a fascinating group of ecological artists and organizations that I am excited to be a part of.

    Thank you to curators Richard Povall and Nancy Sinclair for inviting me.

  • PLANT CURE at CENTRAL BOOKING IN COLLABORATION WITH THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDECINE

    PLANT CURE at CENTRAL BOOKING IN COLLABORATION WITH  THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF  MEDECINE
  • NARS FOUNDATION - INVITATION

    NARS FOUNDATION - INVITATION

    I was delighted to be invited to use a space at NARS Foundation for a solo exhibition.
    Thank you Sarah Olsen for the introduction and to Junho Lee @ NARS for all your help and support.

  • WORKS ON WATER TRIENNIAL - INNAUGURAL

    WORKS ON WATER TRIENNIAL - INNAUGURAL

    WORKS ON WATER

    Contributing artist

    Presented by New Georges with 3LD Art & Technology Center and Urban Water Artists in collaboration with Guerilla Science
    June 5-30, 2017

    Works on Water is the first triennial dedicated to art made on, in and with the water. The inaugural event featured artworks, theatrical performances, conversations, workshops, and off-site expeditions that explore diverse artistic investigation of water in the urban environment.

  • BLACK SWAN ARTS

    BLACK SWAN ARTS

    Delighted to have been selected from over 900 entrants for the Black Swan Arts Open in the UK.
    PRESS RELEASE
    Selected by Dea Vanagan: Director, Hauser & Wirth Somerset; Gary Sangster: Consulting Director of Drawings Project UK, Trustee of Arnolfini; Stephen Snoddy-Director, The New Art Gallery Walsall; Mariella Frostrup, writer and broadcaster & Seamus Nicolson, artist and 2016 BSA winner.

  • "STRING THEORY" at FIELD PROJECTS curator Charlotte Mouquin

    "STRING THEORY" at FIELD PROJECTS curator Charlotte Mouquin

    I am delighted to have a few paintings in this wonderful exhibition at FIELD PROJECTS curated by Charlotte Mouquin.

    Here is a link to the press release: "String Theory" Press Release

    "New York-based Tessa Grundon is moved by topography, history of a place, ever-changing environments, and the relationship between land and people. Her work is created from local maps, beeswax from nearby hives, pigments drawn from the mud, various colored earths, vegetation, rust and charcoal. The delicate abstractions are markers of place, time, and experience." Curator Charlotte Mouquin, Director of Rush Arts Galleries.

  • OCEANOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Art, science and conservation... on a sailboat

    OCEANOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Art, science and conservation... on a sailboat

    https://www.oceanographicmagazine.com/features/art-science-conservation-sailboat/

  • ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY - presentation as part of SailBritain's Interdisciplinary Team

    ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY - presentation as part of SailBritain's Interdisciplinary Team
  • SAILBRITAIN AND UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

    SAILBRITAIN AND UNIVERSITY OF EXETER


    The Coastline Project - SailBritain Residency

    Artist on board - Environmental study of waterborne micro plastics. Cornwall Coastline, UK
    "To The Land's End - Cornwall. Art and Microplastics Research"

    "We also had an artist in residence in the crew, Tessa Grundon, who was working alongside the research team and her work will help to spread the environmental message to a wider audience. Her ideas also added a valuable dimension to the scientific research.
    We were spoilt by some seriously beautiful anchorages and visited some of the stunning little harbours on the South coast of Cornwall, and had time to explore the many untouched backwaters with their history of smuggling and romance, such as Frenchman’s Creek of Daphne Du Maurier fame.
    Every time the anchor came up, Tessa Grundon, our artist in residence would take samples of the mud which clung to it. Tessa’s work is influenced by the topography and history of a place and its ever-changing environment, from the shifting tides to the effect of man on community and landscape. The materials she uses in her work are often drawn from the site, such as earth pigments and local beeswax, and likewise her inspiration comes from the secret places and objects she finds on the journey. You can see her beautiful artwork and video of Tolcarne Creek below (turn up the sound, it’s very beautiful!)". Oliver Beardon, founder of SailBritain.
    Dusk Falls on Tolcarne Creek



  • ARTIST ON BOARD WITH NINTH WAVE GLOBAL

    ARTIST ON BOARD WITH NINTH WAVE GLOBAL

    NINTH WAVE GLOBAL

    Artist on Board. Environment exploration of the Hudson River via canoe investigating positive change in environment, community and social settings.


  • DUMBO OPEN STUDIOS

    DUMBO OPEN STUDIOS

    Please come by our studios at 68 Jay Street, Brooklyn for DUMBO Open Studios.
    My studio is #504, also home to Michelle Handelman, Dev Harlan and Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong.

  • DRAWING ROOMS - THE BIG SMALL SHOW

    DRAWING ROOMS - THE BIG SMALL SHOW
  • (Eve Mosher)

    WATER + ART and PIONEER WORKS
    School of the Apocalypse Working Group. Mapping Worldwide Art+Water

    Wonderful collaboration led by Eve Mosher and Sarah Cameron Sunde with Tal Berry, Nancy Nowacek, Seila Fernandez Arconada & Dain Merganthaler for WATER + ART to compiling data and mapping artists internationally who work with water, partnering with Pioneer Works. This will be an ongoing project.

    www.schoolofapocalypse.org

  • DRAWING ROOMS HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER

    DRAWING ROOMS HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER
  • CENTRAL BOOKING GALLERY "week of protest"

    CENTRAL BOOKING GALLERY "week of protest"

    CENTRAL BOOKING "WEEK OF PROTEST"

    Pop Up Show in reaction to the election of Donald Trump


  • SWALE and BIOME ARTS (Eco Hack)

    SWALE & BIOME ARTS (on Swale)
    Contributing Artist

    Spent parts of the summer helping a decrepit old gravel Barge up in Kings Marina on the Hudson transform into a floating food forest and build Biome Arts events space
    Mary Mattingly & SWALE
    Biome Arts
    SWALE website

    Thrilled to be working with both SWALE and Biome Arts on board Mary Mattingly's Floating Food Forest. SWALE will be up and running - mooring at Concrete Plant Park on the Bronx River and Pier 6 on Brooklyn Bridge Park. With performances in collaboration with Biome Arts and workshops with SWALE. Come pick free fruit and vegetables and learn about how SWALE was created in order to get around local ordinances of growing and picking food in public places.




  • SWALE - SHARE A PLANT / SHARE A STORY

    SWALE - SHARE A PLANT / SHARE A STORY

    I was very excited to start a plant exchange initiative whereby neighbours from the local Bronx community surrounding Cement Plant Park could bring plants that they grew for food, particularly food from a home country and plant it on Swale as well as picking whatever they wanted from other plants. We asked that they share their cooking stories and recipes from home wherever that may be. I brought plants that my mother would grow and cook with in her garden back in England - rosemary, marjoram, thyme and tarragon.

    SWALE website

  • BROOKLYN NAVY YARD RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK

    BROOKLYN NAVY YARD RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK


    Please come and join us on Wednesday, March 8 from 6-8pm.
    BLDG 92 will host an informal reception and presentation of work by the 2016 Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artists:


    Tessa Grundon
    C’Naan Hamburger
    Janice McDonell
    Sarah Olson
    Allen Riley

    Wine, beer & light fare
    BLDG 92 is located at 63 Flushing Avenue at Carlton Ave. Directions
    RSVP to bldg92intern@brooklynnavyyard.org by Monday, March 6.

  • BROOKLYN NAVY YARD - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

    BROOKLYN NAVY YARD - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

    BROOKLYN NAVY YARD

    Ongoing collaboration with BLDG92, King's County Distillery, IceStone, Steiner Studios, Woodside Press.

    Public Presentation of Work
    BLDG92 Visiting Artist Program

  • DARTMOOR ARTS - SPATIAL STRUCTURES IN THE LANDSCAPE

    DARTMOOR ARTS - SPATIAL STRUCTURES IN THE LANDSCAPE

    (photo credit Phil Ryan)

    July 2015
    Dartmoor Arts Sky Observatory
    Conceiving and building a Spatial Structure in the Dartmoor landscape with an amazing group of architectural students in a span of 6 days.

    DARTMOOR ARTS - SPATIAL STRUCTURES IN THE LANDSCAPE
    Stargazing Platform in 6 Days
    With Jerry Tate, Henry Russell

  • WORKS ON PAPER art fair

    WORKS ON PAPER art fair

    MADE ON PAPER ART FAIR 2016

    MADE ON PAPER Art Fair 2016
    with Arco Gallery

    Pier 36, New York City
    March 2016

  • ARCO GALLERY

    ARCO GALLERY
  • GREEN SCHOOL ALLIANCE CONFERENCE - ENVIRONMENTAL ART EXHIBITION. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MAYA LIN

    GREEN SCHOOL ALLIANCE CONFERENCE - ENVIRONMENTAL ART EXHIBITION.   KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MAYA LIN

    Tessa Grundon - Curator and a contributing artist.

    GSA Conference: Lycee Francais de New York.
    April 20, 2013: 9:30am - 6.30pm
    The Lycee Francais de New York
    505 East 75th Street, NYC

    Keynote Speaker: Maya Lin presenting "What is Missing"

    The exhibiting artists produce work (video, sculpture and painting) directly relating to environmental issues; for many nature is the subject or starting point. Some weave environmental or natural elements into their work, others use recycled materials.

    Anna Schuleit
    Dana Levy
    Nuala Clark
    Sam Clayton
    Beth Dary
    Francisco Donoso
    Kate Temple
    Katia Santibañez
    Ellie Irons
    Jeanne Greco
    Tessa Grundon
    Asuka Hishiki
    Dulce Nascimento
    Sky Pape
    Naomi Reis
    Linda Stillman

  • AFFORDABLE ART FAIR

    AFFORDABLE ART FAIR

    AFFORDABLE ART FAIR NYC 2014

    Participating in New York's Affordable Art Fair April 2 - 6, 2014

    Please come and visit us at New York City's 2014 Affordable Art Fair . I will be showing with Arco Gallery in Booth 1.57 at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues).

    Times, tickets & location

    Hours
    Wednesday, April 2
    Private View 7pm – 10pm
    Thursday, April 3 11am – 8pm
    AAF After Dark 8pm – 10pm
    Friday, April 4 11am – 8pm*
    Saturday, April 5 11am – 8pm
    Sunday, April 6 11am – 6pm

    *Free Admission Hours: Friday, April 4, 6pm-8pm ONLY

    Tickets
    General Admission Online $15/day
    At the door $20/day
    Students/Seniors At the door $10/day*
    *Valid ID required

    Children Under 12 Free

    Private View
    Online $65 per person / $125 for two
    At the door $75 per person

    AAF After Dark
    Online or at the door $30 per person

  • KENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING SPACE

    KENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING SPACE

    KENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING SPACE

    Participating in Kentler International Drawing Space's
    100 WORKS ON PAPER BENEFIT

    Exhibition runs Thursday through Sunday from 12 to 5pm - April 12 - May 11, 2014

    353 Van Brunt Street, (RED HOOK) Brooklyn, New York 11231


    MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION:
    Saturday, APRIL 12, 6-8pm (open to the public)
    The 100 Works on Paper exhibition is open to the public

    BENEFIT:
    Saturday, MAY 17, 6pm (ticket holders only)
    TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW (tickets are limited)
    PURCHASE ONE TICKET for $200 ($250 couple)
    GO HOME WITH ONE NEW WORK OF ART

  • CERES GALLERY - EXPOSURES EXHIBITION
    New Works

    CERES GALLERY
    547 27th Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 10001
    December 15th - 19th, 2015
    Hours: Tue-Sat, noon-6pm, Thu noon-8pm
    Reception: Thursday, December 17th 6pm-8pm

    I am delighted to have been included as one of the artists showing at |Ceres Gallery in Chelsea for their Exposure Exhibition. My work will be showing from December 15th - 19th. The reception for the show will be on the evening of December 17th between 6-8pm.



    DESIGN TRUST FOR PUBLIC SPACE

    Contributing Artist

    Art+Design Benefit Auction

    Date and Time:
    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015 @ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

    Location:
    CHRISTIE'S

    Address:
    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • WAVE HILL WINTER WORKSPACE - PRIVATE STUDIO VISIT

    WAVE HILL WINTER WORKSPACE - PRIVATE STUDIO VISIT

    WAVE HILL WINTER WORKSPACE OPEN STUDIOS

    WAVE HILL WINTER WORKSPACE OPEN STUDIOS March 24th, 2013
    Noon - 3pm
    Please come by and visit the Open Studios for the Winter Workspace Artists at Wave Hill.

    Jennifer McGregor, Wave Hill Senior Curator invites you to attend:

    Winter Workspace Private Studio Visit
    Sunday, March 24 Noon - 1:30PM
    Studios will be open until 3PM

    Meet the Artists
    Firelei Báez
    Onyedika Chuke
    Francisco Donoso
    Tessa Grundon
    Lina Puerta
    Naomi Reis

    Winter Workspace provides studio space for artists in Glyndor Gallery during January, February and March. Artists develop new work or continue ongoing projects using Wave Hill's exceptional gardens, greenhouses and woodlands as a source of creative inspiration.

    SUPPORT FOR THE WINTER WORKSPACE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED BY the New York Community Trust and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support for the Visual Arts Program is provided by Anonymous, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc. and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation. Sustaining support for Wave Hill is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

    A 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill's mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.

  • Wave Hill Public Workshops

    Wave Hill Public Workshops

    WAVE HILL WINTER WORKSPACE PUBLIC WORKSHOPS

    Wave Hill's Winter Workspace Program

    Public Workshops
    SESSION 2
    Artist: Tessa Grundon
    Portrait of a Landscape: Painting with Natural Materials
    The artist will demonstrate how she creates images of the environment using natural materials such as mud and beeswax sourced from the site. Using these techniques, participants will make their own drawings of the local landscape.
    Tuesday, February 26, 1-4PM & Tuesday, March 19, 1-4PM

    |https://www.wavehill.org/arts/exhibits/winter-workspace-2013/|Wave Hill Public Programming - Details of my workshops

  • WAVE HILL WINTER RESIDENCY 2013

    *I am delighted to announce that I have been selected as an Artist In Residence at Wave Hill in the Bronx as part of their WINTER WORKSPACE PROGRAM. I will be working with materials found in and around the property through February and March.*

  • BRONX ART EXCHANGE - ARMORY WEEK

    BRONX ART EXCHANGE - ARMORY WEEK

    March 6-8 2013
    I will be one of Wave Hill's represented artists at Bronx Art Exchange for Armory Week at the Andrew Freeman House.
    Wave Hill in Bronx Arts | Cultural Express II on the Grand Concourse.
    Stop by the Bronx Happy Hour from 5-8 on Thurs. March 7.
    Subway, from midtown Manhattan: take uptown D/B train. Exit on 167th Street and Grand Concourse. Andrew Freedman Home is located diagonally on Grand Concourse between 166th and McClellan Streets. (718) 293-8100
    From Wave Hill we usually take Metro-North to Yankee Stadium, then it’s a 15 min. walk.

  • 3RD WARD EXHIBITION and PANEL TALK

    3RD WARD EXHIBITION

    Wednesday March 27th 2013
    7-9pm
    Panel Discussion Introduction to the New York Art World
    New York is an international hub for the most exciting art and artists. But how to break in? On Wednesday March 27, we're opening our Introduction to New York's Art World Class to the public with an eye-opening panel discussion.

    Learn from a diverse panel of art world professionals as they shed light on how to begin and sustain a career in the New York art world of the 21st century. Moderated by class instructor Krista Saunders, the panel will consist of informal conversation with the panelists : Marco Antonini, Director of NURTUREart, Asya Geisberg, owner of Asya Geisberg Gallery, Lydia Kutko, Founder of Lydia Barry Kutko Art Advisory and Artist Lyn-Kee-Chow.

    Plus, this time around, the panel will be held in conjunction with a one-night-only exhibition of work by artists who have taken the course! Including Christian Grattan, Tessa Grundon, Gustavo Rizerio, Carlo Sampietro and Leticia Sampedro.

  • COURTYARD STUDIOS RESIDENCY. Wiltshire, U.K.

    COURTYARD STUDIOS RESIDENCY.  Wiltshire, U.K.

    Local stone carved, shaped and incised, wrapped with horsehair collected from surrounding barbed wire fencing

    "COURTYARD STUDIOS" RESIDENCY
    2 week residency

    Summer Residency 2012
    "The Sheds"
    Stanton St. Bernard, Wiltshire
    UK