Inspiration of the day-Now Be Here: Katie Grinnan

7 Nov

Now Be Here: Katie Grinnan #47

Feeling inspired after attending the historic event Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. My goal is to feature every artist that attended, one artist a day. Considering the number of artists that showed up, this will take me two years to complete. I am looking forward to getting to know the work of each and every artist!

Your inspiration for the day- Now Be Here edition: Katie Grinnan

From California Community Foundation:

Artist Statement

At the heart of my work lies a fundamental interest in the dislocated relationship between sight and the kinesthetic. The world of the kinesthetic involves the feeling of weight, gravity and motion. It is the space of the body and experience and resides outside of language. The world of sight is dematerialized, malleable and deceptive, reliant on our perception. The freedom of one’s subjectivity and the mind’s capacity to translate the outside world, manipulating and distorting objects to create its own construction of reality has always been fascinating to me. It is the alchemical yet paradoxical relationship between actual experience and our interpretations that has become the underlying focus of my work.

Integrating photographic imagery and structures is a way to explore the spatial and temporal aspects of this paradox. Viewing one’s perspective as a fluid topology, the photos act as skins of sight. Photography has also served as a way to make ‘site’ a portable material. Places that are now demolished and transformed are permanent in photos. I’m interested in the frozen, the fragile moment, and the entropy that occurs over time in both the physical and the photographic world. In my work, social, psychological, imagined, physical and visual space can exist simultaneously while the incongruities between the structure and surface of an object can be spotlighted. ~Katie Grinnan

Katie Grinnan

Hammer Museum

Hammer Museum- Made in LA 2014 / Los Angeles Museum of Art 

MOCA Permanent Collection



MAK Center

MAK Vienna

VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Whitney Museum of American Art

Armory Center for the Arts

LA Times

art agenda

The Print Center- Three Headed Lady Exhibition

HDTS High Desert Test Sites

LAND Los Angeles Nomadic Division

China Art Objects

NY Times T Magazine

Rebecca Morse Interview

UC Riverside California Museum of Photography

KCET Artbound

Art Practical 

Human Resources


Los Angeles Museum of Art

Ours is a City of Writers Nizan Shaked- For Your Information



Contemporary Art

east of borneo

Artillery Magazine

The Brooklyn Rail

Capitol City Arts Initiative

Paradise Garage

Valentine’s Space


LA Times

Houston Museum District

Diverse Works

Rice Public Art

California Community Foundation

VoCA Voices in Contemporary Art

Art in America

Flash Art

Socrates Sculpture Park

SF MOMA Open Space

Mutual Art




NY Times- Art Listings


Style Weekly

Paddle 8

The Art Blog

Hi-Fructose Magazine

Juxtapoz Magazine

UCLA Daily Bruin

UC San Diego

University of La Verne Campus Times

Houston Chronicle

Art Rabbit

Temple University Tyler School of Art Visiting Artists

The Temple News


The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest- Interview

Showroom Mama- Interview

Yoga Dork

LA Weekly

Coast to Coast

blogdowntown- The Artist’s Museum Exhibition @MOCA


Temple Contemporary video

Clockshop video- The Summer Solstice

Side Street Projects podcast

Google Books

Now Be Here NY Times

Now Be Here LA Times

Now Be Here Huffington Post

Now Be Here KCET

Now Be Here Art and Cake

Now Be Here Inside a Tipping Point

Now Be Here Film by Eric Minh Swenson

*The idea for Now Be Here came from the brilliant mind of artist Kim Schoenstadt.

*Katie Grinnan – Now Be Here LA artist #47

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