Justin Earl Grant

Visual Artist

Artist Justin Earl Grant portrait

Biography

“(…)We could mention the North American artist Justin Earl Grant as a paradigmatic example of syncretism in modern art on this side of the world. The artist combines artistic languages originating from opposing traditions, the western and the non-western. In part, we see in the work of Justin Earl Grant the influence of artists of the European avant-garde, such as Mondrian, Kandinsky and Klee, who tried to reveal by the absolute stripping of the shapes, the sacred in the art.
On the other hand, the artist turns his gaze to his own traditions, towards folklore and the American multiethnic society in its entirety, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, approaching the non-western aesthetic practices, which are related to ritual.”

(Carlos De la Vega Riffo, 2015)

 

The artist Justin Earl Grant was born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Texas in the 1980s. After receiving a Bachelors of Science in Pure Mathematics from University of Texas in 2005, he moved to Philadelphia and spent two years teaching and developing his art.

Towards the end of 2006 Grant moved to South America where he divided his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile.

For 10 years Grant worked as an artist, curator, and art teacher, often traveling between Chile and Uruguay as well as the occasional visit to the United States.

In 2016 Grant returned to Houston, Texas, where he continues to produce highly personal unique works of art.

Member:
URBN Santiago. 2015-2016.
GAL – Galveston Art League in Galveston. 2016-2017
WASH – Watercolor Art Society Houston. 2016-2018

Visit his art studio by appointment:
Phone: 409 526 6406