John Grande

John Grande was born in 1969 in Huntington Long Island. He attended the School Of Visual Arts. 


John Grande’s newest series of paintings inspired by the organic compositions created from decaying advertisements lining the New York City streets. John Grande became fascinated with what he refers to as “the city’s modern day cave paintings” in 2016 and has dedicated his creative practice to bringing these compositions to life. The dialogue created by both residual deterioration and blanketed layers, left behind by years of placing and tearing down wheatpaste posters and stapled flyers against construction dividers, results in its own language, unique to the constant turnaround in New York City.


In the overwhelming, distracting environment created by growth in technology and saturation of marketing, many ignore their surroundings while walking through the city streets. John Grande exhibits the messages of the metropolis, hidden in plain sight, through the lens of his paintbrush. He gives a platform to these overlooked narratives by exposing the compositional quality of worn urban advertisements layering the city’s capitalist canvas. By capturing transient moments, Grande’s works explore the language advertisements have with one another and gives context to their time.



Past Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions


2014       Oh YOU PRETY THINGS – Jim Kempner Fine Arts – NYC - NY

2013       The World Is Yours – Private Event – Cheryl Hazan Fine Arts - Isaaac Gindi

2009      My Cindy,Your Cindy, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Shelter Island, NY

2009       Glamour and Gloom, Cerasoli Gallery, , Culver City, California

2007       Fake Plastic Things, Engine Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2005       The Women Behind The Windows, Gallery Bibianne, Toronto, Canada

2001       Fast Forward Exhibition Miami Curated by Michael Black


Group Exhibitions and Art Fairs


2014      If THESE WALLS COULD TALK – Jim Kempner Fine Art – NYC , NY

2014     Art Wynwood – The Mcloughlin Gallery – Art Wynwood – Miami

2013     Go Figure – Da Luca Fine Arts – Toronto - Canada

2012     Art Miami – Jim Kempner Fine Arts  - Miami 

2012     Slow Food/Fast Food  “ EAT WHAT YOU ARE – Gallery 151 - NYC, NY

2012     BLING! – Jim Kempners Fine Arts – New York – N.Y.

2011     Emerald Cotoure – The Hole NYC – New York, NY

             ManTamed – Manetamed – Williamsburg – New York

             Wild House – We – Are - Familia – The Yard – Long Island City

             Iconoclasts & Iconodules Curated By Ombretta Agro, RELIGARE ART - New      

             Delhi , India

2010     Jim Kempners Fine Arts, NYC

2009     A life in Film,Sara Nightingales Gallery,Fountain Art Fair,Maimi FL

             Allen Projects/ Curcio Projects – Fall Survey – NYC

2008    Moti Hasson Gallery at Artissima, Turin, Italy

            Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Alberto Peola Gallery, Torino, Italy

            Icons, Bridge Art Fair, Step 1, NYC

2007     Chick Flicks Sara Nightingale Gallery Water Mll, NY

             DC Art fair, Agro/Glickman Step 1 Washington DC

            Agro/Glickman Step (1) Soho, NY,

             Red Dot Art Fair, Paradigm Art, NYC, NY

2006     Engine Gallery, TO, Canada

            Toronto Art fair, Engine Gallery, TO, Canada               

             LDN vs NYC exhibition , New York City , NY

             Headquarters exhibition, New York City, NY

             Jack The Pelican Salon Show , Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

             SuperPower exhibition, New York City, NY

             18th annual Open Your Heart Auction - Bailey House Charity,

2005      Scope Miami,  Agro/Glickman, Step(1), Miami, Fl  Scope Hamptons, , Agro/Glickman Step(1) South Hamptons, NY

             Blue, Gallery Bibianne, Toronto,  Ontario,

2004    Portraits, Esso Gallery, New York,

2003      “STYLIN” satellite show in Design District, during ART BASEL     MIAMI (currated by Ombretta Agro)                        

             The 4th Shinaimdang Art Festival of 2003: Gangneung , Korea

2002    City Art: group show New York City at Henro

2000     New York Independent film festival

1998    The Islip Art Museum





2014      Upcoming  IF THESE WALLS CAN TALK  -  Columbia University Daily   Spectator

2014      Oh YOU PRETTY THINGS – ART NEWS – Doug McClemont

2013     Strokes of Genius – C21

2009     The  East Hampton Star –  My Cindy, Your Cindy – Elisa D’haene

2008     ArtKey – Nightmares and Dreamscapes – Stefano Riba -  

2005    Back Magazine- Fashion Imitating Art Imitating Life, Monika     

       Burman, Arts Editor, March 1   2005. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2005      Where Magazine- The Woman Behind The Windows , Linda

        Luong, Arts Edior, March 1   2005. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2005    Mix Art Magazine – The Women Behind The Windows,

             Katy Mc Devitt, Senior Editor, February 1, 2005, Toronto,

             Ontario, Canada



2003      Catalogue - The 4th Shinaimdang Art Festival of 2003

1998      Hellen A Harris, New York Times, July 19

              (Diversity amongst artist in a Genre)

             (Group Show at The Islip Museum)




2005      Fashion Television – 4 minute interview, April 2nd

2005      Toronto Living - 31/03/05 Featured story

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