Regina Granne A’59 was a Manhattan-based artist whose drawings have been recognized for their creative interpretations of feminism, war and politics. The image below, on the right, is a 2008 painting called Shadowed Landscape (Afghanistan) from the collection, “War Games.”
Regina continued her education after Cooper Union at Yale University, earning a Master of Fine Arts in 1963. She is a Manhattan-based artist whose drawings have been recognized for their creative interpretations of feminism, war and politics. Regina is a painter too. She displays in both mediums an interest in the registers of figuration and still life.
She has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions. Selected shows include the National Academy of Design, NYC; Tatistchef Gallery, NYC;Sejong Art Center Museum, Seoul, Korea; Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg, NY; University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.; LehmanSuite, Colombia University, NYC; International Biennial of Painting,Cuenca, Ecuador; 2B Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; Konsthallen, Sandviken, Sweden; North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND; Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio. Her work has been reviewed by the Boston Globe, The New York Times, Art News, and The Chronicle, among other publications. Granne is represented by A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NewYork. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Planes, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn,NY; Elegy/War Games: Drawings at Olson Gallery, Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN; and Increments: Drawing 1970 – 1995, A.I.R. Gallery,Brooklyn, NY. The Crumpled Press (New York, NY) published a retrospective of her drawings, Increments: Drawings, 1970-1995 Regina Granne, which accompanied the similarly-titled show. She has participated in several panels including Artist as Witness: Words on War, and Who’s Afraid of Political Art? and is included in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Database at the Brooklyn Museum. Her work has also been published in two books about drawing: On Drawing, Fourth Edition and Drawing from Life.
At the time she was selected for the Augustus Saint-Guadens’ Award in 2013, Ms. Granne was a faculty member at Parsons School of Design (New York). She also taught at Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, (Bard College), Queens College (CUNY), and Art Academy of Cincinnati, among others.
Memorial show for Regina Granne.
Above the Clouds and Under the Radar: the Paintings of Regina Granne
April 2 – April 26, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday, April 2, 6-9PM
A.I.R. Gallery, 111 Front Street, #228, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Gallery hours: Wed-Sun, 12PM – 6PM