Katie Grinnan (b. 1970, Richmond, Virginia; lives and works in Los Angeles) received her MFA from University of California, Los Angeles in 1999 and her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1992; she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the same year, and studied at the Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy in 1991. Grinnan has had solo exhibitions at LA><ART, Los Angeles (2016); Diverse Works, Houston (2015); Human Resources, Los Angeles (2014); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2013); MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (2008); Aspen Art Museum (2005); and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2003). She has participated in group exhibitions held at Los Angeles Municipal Gallery (2017); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014, 2012); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2010); Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles (2008); High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree (2008); and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2004). Grinnan is the recipient of a City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship (2019); the Center for Cultural Innovation Artist’s Resource Completion Grant (2012); a California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2010), an AXA Artist Award (2007), a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (2006); and a Pollock-Krasner grant (2006).
Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Joey Terrill is a formative figure in the Los Angeles based Chicano art movement and AIDS cultural activism and is a former board member of VIVA!, the first gay and lesbian Latino art organization in Los Angeles. Painting and making art since the 1970s, Terrill has always explored the intersection of Chicano and gay male identity (where they overlap and where they clash) as a strategy for art production.
He has contributed to exhibits ranging from Art, AIDS, America that opened in Tacoma, WA ending in Chicago, Ill. to Queerly Tehuantin at the now closed Galleria de La Raza in San Francisco with works from the pre-AIDS 1970's (like Homeboy Beautiful) as well as recent self-portrait paintings and Still-Lifes with HIV medications. He seeks to engage with and add to the fermenting investigation of Queer identity found in current artistic practice.
Currently his work is featured in Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. at the Majorie Barrick Museum of Art at the University of Nevada Las Vegas until March 16, 2019
He also works as Global Director of Advocacy and Partnerships at AIDS Healthcare Foundation.