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Michael Grine Gallery

Michael Grine Gallery

Nashville - United States

Presentation
My name is Michael R. Grine and I am an process oriented artist. I use a combination of found objects, acrylic paints, and aerosol paints to create abstract patterns on wood and canvas.

Statement
Curiosity. Emotion. Experimentation. Exploration. Leap of faith. Pursuit of knowledge. These words only begin to describe what my art signifies or represents. I was born an artist and have always identified myself as an artist. I possess an insatiable creative drive to make art out of the images I see in my mind. To help satisfy this impulse, I am always exploring new places and trying new things. Having freedom of expression and not being limited to one style or technique of making art are paramount to my identity as an artist. I love the many different processes of making art and experimenting with new ways of creating art. My inspiration stems from color, music, literature, and the excitement about the unknown possibilities of taking everyday objects and using them in a way that differs from what the manufacturer intended. I use a combination of found objects, acrylic paints, and aerosol paints to create abstract patterns on wood and canvas. Some of my methods include combining different chemicals and paint on paper or in plastic or wood box frames to distort vivid colors that are mixed or thrown right on the canvas. The result is the distortion of lines and contours, and layers of translucent or opaque paints on the canvas or in random patterns.

b. 1969
Born in Buffalo, NY. Michael lives and works Nashville, TN.

Education
Mercyhurst University, Bachelors of Arts Degree in Fine Arts 1991

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019 Cognizant, 100 Taylor Arts Collective, Nashville, TN
2018 Heft, 100 Taylor Arts Collective, Nashville, TN
2017 Free Radicals, The Closet Gallery, Nashville, TN
2016 Limbic, Channel To Channel Gallery, Nashville, TN
2014 Liquid, 40AU Gallery, The Arcade #44, Nashville, TN
2014 Gleam, An Illuminated Art Show, Main Street Gallery, Nashville, TN
2013 Adhesion, Pleiades Gallery of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2013 Lust, Featured Artist, Nero’s, Green Hills, TN
2012 THIS!, Main Street Gallery, Nashville, TN
2012 HALT!, Picture This Gallery, The Arcade #44, Nashville, TN
2011 Ebb, Fifty Forward, Donelson Station, Nashville, TN
2010 Flagrant! Octane Gallery, Nashville, TN

Selected Art Fairs
2020 ART3F Paris Expo, January 31 - February 2, Paris, France
2019 Pavi Art Talent, 23 - 24 November 2019 Pavia, Italy

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 Small Work Show 2018, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Semiotics: Rhetoric of an Artwork, Carrie Able Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2017 The Healing Power of Art, Liquid Art House, Brenda Taylor Gallery, Boston, MA
2017 4x4 Artist Grid October, bG Gallery, Santa Monica CA
2017 Priority Mail Art Summer Biennial, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Spring Fever Invitational Show, Pleiades Gallery of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2016 The Big Draw, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY
2015 Lyricism, Corvidae Collective Gallery, Nashville, TN
2015 National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Untitled’s Final Show! UNDONE, 506 Events Gallery, Nashville, TN
2013 YOUnite Tour Global Art Movement Exhibition, The Viridian, Nashville, TN
2013 Black n’ White Group Show, Octane Gallery, Nashville, TN
2013 Pleiades Gallery of Contemporary Art, Group Show, New York, NY
2012 NSPCC Auction at the The Merchant, Belfast, UK
2012 Untitled’s Fall Show, Full Tilt, Corsair Artisan, Nashville, TN
2012 First Friday, Franklin, TN Art Crawl, Damico Art Gallery, Franklin, TN
2012 Untitled’s Summer Show, Hot Mess, at Welcome To 1979!, Nashville, TN
2012 The Dead Don’t Count, The Front, Nashville, TN
2011 Untitled’s Winter Show, Antifreeze, Nashville, TN
2011 Art at the Ivory, The Ivory Belfast, Belfast, UK
2011 Blue Moves Deep Blue, Darkhorse Theater, Nashville, TN
2011 Junk or Genius Exhibition, Gallore Gallery, Middletown, CT
2011 Subject to Change, Untitled Spring Show, Nashville, TN
2011 Skulls Art Show, Octane Gallery, Nashville, TN
2010 Xmas Xhibition at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, UK
2010 Dia De Los Muertos, Octane Gallery, Nashville, TN
2010 Mix Box at The Black Box, Belfast, UK
2010 Plowhaus Day of the Dead, Talula Gallery, Nashville, TN
2010 Art Prize, Purple East, Grand Rapids, MI
2010 Sorry I Arted, Untitled’s Summer Show, Nashville, TN

Publications
Nashville Arts Magazine, Spotlight, Page 17, May 2012
Byron Coleman: “The Postmodern Abstraction of Michael R. Grine”, Gallery & Studio Magazine,
Jun/Jul/Aug 2013, Vol. 15 No. 5 Page 7

Recent sales
Made By Rain 01 2016 9.25”x9.25”x1” mixed media on wood panel $100.00
Niagara 2015 25”x48”x2.25” acrylic on wood panel $3,000.00
Wolf 359 2017 11”x”14”x.75” in mixed media in a wood box frame $300.00

Commissions
Black Cat 2013 16”x20” acrylic on canvas
Pink Rose 2012 12”x12” acrylic on canvas
Maiden Wax 2012 9.25”x12” acrylic on wood
Double U 2011 24t”x36” acrylic on canvas
Struck 2011 24”x48” acrylic on canvas

Reviews
“Michael Grine‘s Liquid will spill through 40AU this month. Grine’s works can be thought of as process-based abstract 3D paintings, or perhaps colorful, painterly sculptures. Here, the artist is experimenting with material distortions of paint and plastic resin, emphasizing both the decision-making aspect of art-making, but also the art of the accident.” excerpt from - “October’s First Saturday event is scary-good” Nashville Scene: October 2014

“...Most of Grine’s paintings in acrylic on wood panel or canvas are intimate in size and possessed of an almost primitive-seeming purity of intention akin to homespun American abstract pioneers like Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and Georgia O’Keeffe... At this late date in post modern art history, these qualities imbue his paintings with a refreshing sense of integrity. Since no two of his compositions resemble one another, one could never accuse Grine of cultivating a logo-like “signature style,” for the art market. Rather, he embarks on each painting as though inventing abstract art all over again with each new composition... Always a little offbeat, Michael R. Grine’s paintings exemplify the freewheeling essence of the New Abstraction.” - excerpt from - Byron Coleman - Gallery & Studio Magazine - Jun/Jul/Aug 2013 - Vol. 15 No. 5

“...[Michael Grine’s] new exhibit, Halt!, at Picture This on 5th in The Arcade is kind of a big deal for the artist. Grine’s work features thick layers of painterly abstraction poised between the purposeful composing of graphic design and the artist’s obvious attraction to let-it-fly, paint-splatter expressionism.” - excerpt from - Joe Nolan - NashvilleScene.com - May 17, 2012 - Today’s Critic’s Pick

Collections
Works held in private collections in Boston, MA, Buffalo, NY, Irvine, CA, Jersey City, NJ, Long Island, NY, New York, NY, Nashville, TN, Washington, DC, Carignan-de-Bordeaux, France, Coarraze, France and London, UK.
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Contact details

    Address

  • 2416 Maplecrest Drive
    37214, Nashville, Tennessee
    United States

  • 2416 Maplecrest Drive
    37214, Nashville, Tennessee
    United States
    16155001597


Michael Grine, Chance, Painting

Michael Grine

Chance, 2020
14 x 11 x 0.875 inch
Painting

$ 200

Michael Grine, Cube I, Sculpture

Michael Grine

Cube I, 2013
4 x 3 x 3 inch
Sculpture

$ 40

Michael Grine, Lifesigns, Drawing

Michael Grine

Lifesigns, 2015
12 x 9 x 0.01 inch
Drawing

$ 50

Michael Grine, Mother Mary, Painting

Michael Grine

Mother Mary, 2020
14 x 11 x 0.875 inch
Painting

$ 200

Michael Grine, Facial Recognition, Painting

Michael Grine

Facial Recognition, 2020
14 x 11 x 0.875 inch
Painting

$ 200

Michael Grine, Pox IV, Painting

Michael Grine

Pox IV, 2013
6 x 4 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 40

Michael Grine, Spritz I, Sculpture

Michael Grine

Spritz I, 2014
8.5 x 6.25 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$ 40

Michael Grine, The Monster, Painting

Michael Grine

The Monster, 2012
32 x 9 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$ 80

Michael Grine, Aloha, Painting

Michael Grine

Aloha, 2012
32 x 9 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$ 80

Michael Grine, The Other Side, Painting

Michael Grine

The Other Side, 2018
15.875 x 19.625 x 0.125 inch
Painting

$ 125

Michael Grine, Pox VII, Painting

Michael Grine

Pox VII, 2013
6 x 4 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 40

Michael Grine, Whisper, Painting

Michael Grine

Whisper, 2014
11.125 x 8.625 x 1.25 inch
Painting

$ 80

Michael Grine, Spritz II, Sculpture

Michael Grine

Spritz II, 2014
8.5 x 6.25 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$ 40

Michael Grine, C1, Painting

Michael Grine

C1, 2013
20 x 16 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$ 200

Michael Grine, Transition I, Painting

Michael Grine

Transition I, 2013
14.125 x 11.625 x 1.25 inch
Painting

$ 100

Michael Grine, Pox V, Painting

Michael Grine

Pox V, 2013
5 x 7 x 1.25 inch
Painting

$ 40

Michael Grine, Pox Guy, Painting

Michael Grine

Pox Guy, 2013
6 x 4 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 40

Michael Grine, Flesh, Painting

Michael Grine

Flesh, 2013
9.25 x 11.75 x 1.25 inch
Painting

$ 100

Michael Grine, Skin, Painting

Michael Grine

Skin, 2020
9.25 x 11.75 x 1.25 inch
Painting

$ 100

Michael Grine, Poptart, Painting

Michael Grine

Poptart, 2013
6 x 4 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 40

Michael Grine, Pox VI, Painting

Michael Grine

Pox VI, 2013
6 x 4 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 40

Michael Grine, Pox III, Painting

Michael Grine

Pox III, 2013
6 x 4 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 40

Michael Grine, Pox II, Painting

Michael Grine

Pox II, 2013
6 x 4 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 40

Michael Grine, Cube III, Sculpture

Michael Grine

Cube III, 2013
4 x 3 x 3 inch
Sculpture

$ 40

Michael Grine, Cube II, Sculpture

Michael Grine

Cube II, 2013
4 x 3 x 3 inch
Sculpture

$ 40

Michael Grine, Siren, Sculpture

Michael Grine

Siren, 2013
4 x 3 x 3 inch
Sculpture

$ 40

Michael Grine, Worm, Drawing

Michael Grine

Worm, 2020
9 x 12 x 0.01 inch
Drawing

$ 50

Michael Grine, Ilk II, Painting

Michael Grine

Ilk II, 2014
6.875 x 9 x 0.125 inch
Painting

$ 40

Michael Grine, Port, Drawing

Michael Grine

Port, 2015
24 x 18 x 0.01 inch
Drawing

$ 125

Michael Grine, Echo Base, Painting

Michael Grine

Echo Base, 2014
18 x 24 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 125

Michael Grine, Eggs, Painting

Michael Grine

Eggs, 2014
18 x 24 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 125

Michael Grine, Seven Seas, Painting

Michael Grine

Seven Seas, 2014
18 x 24 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 125

Michael Grine, New Order, Painting

Michael Grine

New Order, 2014
18 x 24 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 125

Michael Grine, Squares, Drawing

Michael Grine

Squares, 2015
12 x 9 x 0.01 inch
Drawing

$ 50

Michael Grine, Nineteen Eighty Five, Drawing

Michael Grine

Nineteen Eighty Five, 2015
9 x 12 x 0.01 inch
Drawing

$ 50

Michael Grine, Don't Believe It, Painting

Michael Grine

Don't Believe It, 2020
24 x 36 x 1.5 inch
Painting

$ 1,000

Michael Grine, Fresh, Painting

Michael Grine

Fresh, 2020
24 x 36 x 1.5 inch
Painting

$ 1,000

Michael Grine, Bloodline, Painting

Michael Grine

Bloodline, 2013
9.25 x 22.25 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$ 100

Michael Grine, Thermal Break, Painting

Michael Grine

Thermal Break, 2020
14 x 11 x 0.875 inch
Painting

$ 200

Michael Grine, Cyclone, Painting

Michael Grine

Cyclone, 2020
14 x 11 x 0.875 inch
Painting

$ 200

Michael Grine, Dévastation, Painting

Michael Grine

Dévastation, 2020
14 x 11 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$ 200

Michael Grine, Asthma, Painting

Michael Grine

Asthma, 2020
24 x 18 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 125

Michael Grine, Contagious, Painting

Michael Grine

Contagious, 2020
14.5 x 8.125 x 1.75 inch
Painting

$ 100

Michael Grine, Visitor II, Painting

Michael Grine

Visitor II, 2017
12 x 9 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 45

Michael Grine, Street Light I, Painting

Michael Grine

Street Light I, 2017
12 x 9 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 45

Michael Grine, Rush II, Painting

Michael Grine

Rush II, 2017
12 x 9 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 45

Michael Grine, Rapture I, Painting

Michael Grine

Rapture I, 2017
9 x 12 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 45

Michael Grine, Observation I, Painting

Michael Grine

Observation I, 2017
9 x 12 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 45

Michael Grine, Damn I, Painting

Michael Grine

Damn I, 2017
9 x 12 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 45

Michael Grine, Ghost I, Painting

Michael Grine

Ghost I, 2017
9 x 12 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 45

Michael Grine, Blurb, Painting

Michael Grine

Blurb, 2017
12 x 9 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 45

Michael Grine, Blue Haven Pools, Painting

Michael Grine

Blue Haven Pools, 2018
32 x 8.5 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 80

Michael Grine, Trap I, Painting

Michael Grine

Trap I, 2018
14 x 11 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 55

Michael Grine, Horsepower, Painting

Michael Grine

Horsepower, 2014
32 x 9 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$ 80

Michael Grine, Girl, Painting

Michael Grine

Girl, 2012
32 x 9 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$ 80

Michael Grine, Hibiscus, Painting

Michael Grine

Hibiscus, 2012
32 x 9 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$ 80

Michael Grine, Love Bomb III, Painting

Michael Grine

Love Bomb III, 2018
24 x 18 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 125

Michael Grine, I Love You, Painting

Michael Grine

I Love You, 2019
24 x 18 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 125

Michael Grine, Eclipse I, Painting

Michael Grine

Eclipse I, 2018
24 x 18 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 125

Michael Grine, Bent, Painting

Michael Grine

Bent, 2018
24 x 18 x 0.01 inch
Painting

$ 125

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