Ian Grose

Grose was born in Johannesburg in 1985 and lives in Cape Town. He completed a post-graduate diploma in painting at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, in 2010, and in 2011 received the Tollman Award for Visual Arts and the Absa l'Atelier prize. He spent six months in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and works produced during this residency were exhibited at the Absa Art Gallery in Johannesburg in 2013. Grose currently takes part in a three-month residency at SP ACED OU T, an institute located on an organic farm north-east of Berlin aiming to help artists enter into a dialogue with contemporary art far removed from the urban rush. 

Grose held his first solo exhibition with Stevenson in Cape Town in 2013. He has participated in group shows including Gold at Yutaka Kikutake Gallery (2018); Exchange at Galerie Hans Meyer, Düsseldorf (2016); Home Truths: Domestic Interiors from South African Collections at the Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town (2016); I Love You Sugar Kane at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean in Mauritius (2016) and Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart at The New Church Museum, Cape Town (2014).

Two catalogues of Grose's work have been published by Stevenson, Some Assumptions in 2014 and Small Paintings in 2015.

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