My work is rooted in "place" using materials from the natural and manmade world reflecting the Anthropocene age in which we live. Using elements of the landscape my work is inspired and influenced by the topography and history of a place and it's ever-changing environment from the shifting and increasingly polluted tides, to the effect of man on community and landscape, to man himself and the shared visual language of natural forms.
TESSA GRUNDON 2021
Cure - Brooklyn”. The Humanities Gallery, LIU Brooklyn. Collaboration with Central Booking and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Medicinal Plants: Installation and artist talk. Curator Maddy Rosenberg, Brooklyn, NY.
Works on Water & Underwater New York - Residency and Incubator Program. Governors Island, NYC
Boécho Gallery. “Cibotempo”. London, UK
“Among Friends/Entre Amigos” Group Exhibition. Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center,
NYC Sail Britain. Art and environment program around UK coastline. UK
I-Park Foundation Artist in Residence. (Upcoming) Connecticut, USA
“Water Art is the New Land Art” exhibition with Works on Water and Underwater New York. Governor’s Island, NYC.
Works on Water & Underwater New York Artist in Residence and Incubator Program. Governors Island, NYC.
Drawing Rooms. “Somewhere Over the Interconnected Rainbow”. Curators Anne Trauben & Jim Pustorino, Jersey City, NJ. SailBritain - Artist in Residence (on board). Scottish Isles, UK.
Drawing Rooms. “Big Small Show”. Curators Anne Trauben & Jim Pustorino, Jersey City, NJ.
Art.earth & Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) Invitational Exhibition, Devon, UK
Royal Geographical Society UK/#Explore Conference: Presentation and discussion of work and interdisciplinary residency with SailBritain. UK.
NARS Foundation. Invited to participate in 2017 Open Studios
Black Swan Arts Open. 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.
Art.earth at Dartington Hall/Schumacher College. “Trees & Topographies” 2 person show with Hannah Fletcher. Curator Richard Povall, UK
Central Booking - “Plant Cure”. Medicinal Plants: Installations & paintings. Curator Maddy Rosenberg, NY.
Field Projects Gallery - “String Theory”. Curator Charlotte Mouquin, Chelsea, NY.
Battersea Arts Centre. Artist in Residence - Ongoing restoration & renovation of BAC throughout 2017, UK.
Works on Water Triennial Inaugeral Exhibition. Contributing artist and speaker. 3LD Art & Technology Center, NYC. Artist in Residence (on board) with SailBritain & University of Exeter. Environmental study of waterborne micro plastics. Interdisciplinary art and science. Cornwall Coastline, UK
Artist in Residence with Ninth Wave Eeua. Environmental exploration of Hudson River (via canoe) investigating positive change in environmental, community and social settings.
DUMBO Open Studios & Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
Central Booking. “Week of Protest” Exhibition. NYC
Brooklyn Navy Yard (BLDG92). Visiting Artist, ongoing collaboration. Exhibition upcoming.
Brooklyn Navy Yard (BLDG92). Selected artist for BNYDC Visiting Artist Program (ongoing)
SWALE & Biome Arts (on Swale). Contributing artist on Floating Food Forest Project, NYC Waterways.
Art on Paper. Art Fair - Pier 36, New York
Water + Art (Pioneer Works). Collaboration compiling data on international artists working with water (with Eve Mosher & Sarah Cameron Sunde - ongoing)
2015 Ceres Gallery, “Exposure” Exhibition, Chelsea, New York
Dartmoor Arts – Architects and artists collaboration - Spatial Structures in the Landscape, Dartmoor, UK The Affordable Art Fair, represented by Arco Gallery
Petit Formats & Works on Paper. Group Show at Arco Gallery, NY
Kentler International Drawing Space. Works on Paper. Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
The Affordable Art Fair. Represented by Arco Gallery, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York
2013 Wave Hill Winter Residency. Artist in Residence. Bronx, NY
Winter Workspace Public Workshops. “Portrait of a Landscape”, Workshop Instructor, Wave Hill, NY
Glyndor Gallery, Open Studios, Wave Hill. Bronx, NY
GSA Environmental Art Exhibition. Curator and exhibiting artist. Keynote Speaker: Maya Lin. Exhibiting artists:
Anna Schuleit, Dana Levy, Beth Dary, Katia Santibanez, Ellie Irons, Nuala Clark, Francisco Donoso, Sam Clayton, Naomi Reis, Sky Pape, Asuka Hishiki, Kate Temple, Jeanne Greco, Linda Stillman. Lycée Français, NY.
We Are Still Here: Art in the Bronx, Andrew Freeman House, Wave Hill Armory ArtsWeek. Bronx, NY
3rd Ward Exhibition & panel discussion with Marco Antonini, Director of NURTUREart; Asya Geisberg, Asya Geisberg Gallery; Lydia Kutko, Lydia Barry Kutko Art Advisory and Krista Saunders, Groundfloor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
“Courtyard Studios”. Artist in Residence, Wiltshire, UK
LREI Art Auction. Saatchi and Saatchi Galleries, New York, NY Greenpoint Gallery. Group Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
LFNY Art Auction. The Armory. New York, NY
WAAM “Far and Wide” Exhibition. Curated by David Ross, former director of the Whitney and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Woodstock, NY
3rd Ward. Member Exhibition. Brooklyn, NY Greenpoint Gallery. Group Exhibition. Brooklyn, NY
*”Matter”, The Garage Space - Solo Exhibition. Site Responsive exhibition. Suffolk, UK
Small Works Exhibition. 80 Washington Square East Galleries. Curator Daniel Ferris, Stephen Haller Gallery. New York, NY Wax and Wane Experimental. 301 Gallery. Curator Miles Conrad. Beverley, MA
Small Works Exhibition. 80 Washington Square East Galleries. Curator Richard Witter, OK Harris Gallery. New York, NY 2007 Encaustic Works International Biennial. R & F Galleries. Curated by Joan Snyder. Kingston, NY