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’60: The Collective’ Art Show at The Walk Way Gallery in Brooklyn

February 20th, 2014 | No Comments

60 the collective, paintings by grant wiggins

On Thursday, March 6, I’ll be showing in Brooklyn, NY, in the one-night group exhibition “60: The Collective.” See the Facebook event invite.

Sixty artists have been invited to display one 12-inch-square work each. A wide range of genres will be represented, including geometric art, neo pop art, street art, and graffiti.

The show will be held at The Walk Way Gallery, located within reBar, at 147 Front Street. Hours are 7 to 10 p.m. An afterparty will follow until 2am.

I sincerely thank artist/co-curator Craig Anthony Miller for inviting me to participate in “60: The Collective,” as well as my longtime friend Patrick Kennedy for facilitating my participation.

This is the second edition of “60: The Collective” curated by Miller and Frankie Velez. The first edition, held last September, was a big hit, with attendance in the hundreds. Plans are already in the works for a third edition in early August.

The painting I will display in the March 6 “60: The Collective” will be a “game-time decision,” so to speak, to be made by the curators. The selection will be made from the following pieces (shown below, clockwise from top left): Lost in Space; The Future, Multiplied by Today; Active Receptor; and Psychoactive Snack.

60 the collective, paintings by grant wiggins

The three paintings not shown on March 6 will be available for private viewing, by request.

If you’re planning on attending, please let me know in the comments section below.


‘Punchline’ at The Institute Library, New Haven; Opens November 9

October 25th, 2013 | No Comments

grant wiggins in punchline at the institute library new haven
Lost in Space: 15-18 October 2013. Acrylic on panel-mounted canvas. 12 inches square (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm).


I am extremely proud and excited to be one of 13 artists showing in Punchline, which opens Saturday, November 9 at The Institute Library in New Haven, Connecticut. This is perhaps my highest-profile show in the East Coast to date.

Punchline explores the use of humor in abstraction. According to curator Kevin Daly, who is also an accomplished artist in his own right, the exhibition is “less self-consciously concerned with relevance and criticality than with the presence of the whimsical.” He cites how all of the artists in Punchline “employ playful processes or formal languages.”

Lost in Space (shown above) will be among the five paintings I’ll be exhibiting in Punchline. The title for this painting is a pun on the process of painting. As I produced this painting throughout mid-October, I definitely felt lost in the act of making. In fact, I scrapped the first attempt. On the second, the color palette changed several times, and it seemed as if I could barely hold onto the creative reigns, as paint layers built up. When this happens, a painting can go either way, for better or worse.

Punchline will remain on view through November 27. Here’s the full roster of artists in the show:


‘Think Small 7′ Miniature Art Show in Richmond, Virginia

October 15th, 2013 | No Comments

grant wiggins in the think small 7 art show in richmond virginia

I’m proud to be among the 250 artists showing in the Think Small 7 miniature art biennial, which opens Friday, October 25 in Richmond, Virginia. I will be showing Vybralta 1 (shown above), a three-inch-square acrylic painting on panel-mounted canvas. I have priced it at $75, in case you’re interested in acquiring it. (Fifty percent of the proceeds goes to artspace, which is a very good cause.)

Works on display in Think Small 7 represent an impressive variety of media and themes. No piece can be larger than 3 inches (7.62 cm) in any dimension. An evolving list of participating artists, including yours truly, can be found at artspacegallery.org/thinksmall.

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