I-PARK FOUNDATION'S INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
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
(Tessa Grundon - Synthetic Tides)
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 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
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
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.
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.
(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
PLANT CURE at CENTRAL BOOKING IN COLLABORATION WITH THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDECINE
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
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
Delighted to have been selected from over 900 entrants for the Black Swan Arts Open in the UK.
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
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
ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY - presentation as part of SailBritain's Interdisciplinary Team
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. Environment exploration of the Hudson River via canoe investigating positive change in environment, community and social settings.
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
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.
DRAWING ROOMS HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER
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)
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
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
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.
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:
Wine, beer & light fare
BLDG 92 is located at 63 Flushing Avenue at Carlton Ave. Directions
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 6.
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
(photo credit Phil Ryan)
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
MADE ON PAPER ART FAIR 2016
MADE ON PAPER Art Fair 2016
with Arco Gallery
Pier 36, New York City
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.
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
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
General Admission Online $15/day
At the door $20/day
Students/Seniors At the door $10/day*
*Valid ID required
Children Under 12 Free
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
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
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
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
Date and Time:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015 @ 6:00 – 9:00 PM
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
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
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 WINTER WORKSPACE PUBLIC WORKSHOPS
Wave Hill's Winter Workspace Program
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
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.
Local stone carved, shaped and incised, wrapped with horsehair collected from surrounding barbed wire fencing
"COURTYARD STUDIOS" RESIDENCY
2 week residency
Summer Residency 2012
Stanton St. Bernard, Wiltshire