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Alexis Granwell


    • 2007  University of Pennsylvania, Penn Design, MFA Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    • 2003  Boston University, College of Fine Arts, BFA Painting (Magna Cum Laude), Boston, MA

    Recent Exhibitions

    • Alexis Granwell/Peter Allen Hoffmann/Adam Lovitz. Fleisher/Ollman Gallery 1216 Arch Street, 5A Philadelphia, PA 19107 June 8th - August 26th, 2017 Reception: June 8th (6-10 PM) This is an exhibition of three mini solo shows.

    • "Materialist" curated by Sam Scharf and Megan Mueller, Elephant Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2/7/2015-2/28/2015.  Opening Reception – 2/7/2015 (6-10 PM). Artists: Matt Allison, Cathy Ellis, Alexis Granwell, Ryan Carr Johnson, Patrick Melroy, Trish Tillman
    • Elephant "New Materialism" Curator Megan Mueller and Sam Scharf (forthcoming) Los Angeles, CA, 2015
    • (e)merge Art Fair (forthcoming) Washington, DC, 2014
    • Artspace Liberti "Drawing Now" Philadelphia (forthcoming) Philadelphia, PA, 2014
    • Pentimenti Gallery "Complementary Colors" (forthcoming) Philadelphia, PA, 2014
    • Paper Paradox: Material and Meaning, Caroll Square Gallery, Washington, DC, 2014.
    • "Ghost Stories," Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT, October 11-November 2, 2013
    • Towson University, "Traces of Remains", Holtzman Gallery, Towson, MD, September 12-November 2, 2013
    • Lean To (Solo exhibit) at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
    • Slow Release at Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, TX, 2012
    • Winter New Prints Program at IPCNY, New York, NY, 2012
    • Under Construction at Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, 2012
    • Heaps and Hives  at The Print Center, Ontario, Canada, 2011
    • Chain Letter  at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
    • Wax and Wane  (Solo exhibit) at CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX, 2010
    • BMW Headquarters, Beijing, China, 2010

    Recent Activities

    • Curated Gary Petersen: zip line tow rope at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
    • Printmakers Open Forum "Rose Scholarship" Oxford, PA. 2014.
    • IPark Artist Residency, Summer 2014, East Haddam, CT
    • Visiting Artist at Towson University, Lecture, October 24, 2013, Towson, MD
    • Artist Lecture, Giampietro Gallery, Oct 19, 2013, New Haven, CT
    • Will be the artist-in-residence at AS220 in Providence, RI, 2013
    • Curator for the Ross McElwee series co-sponsored by Tiger Strikes Asteroid and The University of Pennsylvania.  Part 1: lecture and screening by the filmmaker Ross McElwee, Part 2: Force Fields: an exhibition that explore McElwee's filmic process, Part 3: performances and 16mm film event, November 2012
    • Featured interview in the online site "Gorky's Granddaughter", August 2012
    • Review in  The Philadelphia Inquirer "Delaware Center Builds Worthy Show" by Victoria Donohoe, May 2012
    • Featured in New American Paintings "Must See Painting Shows" March 2012


    • Jenkins, Mark In the Galleries The Washington Post 11 April 2014
    • Ebstein, Alex Confident Plotting: Alexis Granwell’s Traces of Remains bmoreart 18 Sept 2013:
    • "Environments-here and there," Print Folio in collaboration with The University of Colorado, December 2, 2014

    Awards and Fellowships 

    • University of the Arts Professional Development Grant, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
    • University of the Arts Professional Development Grant, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
    • Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Keyholder’s Residency Fellowship, Silver Spring, MD, 2009
    • Ragdale Artist Residency Program Friends Fellowship, Lake Forest, IL, 2008
    • University of Pennsylvania Joan Mitchell Nominee, Philadelphia, PA 2007
    • The Jentel Artist Residency Program Residency Fellowship, Banner, WY, 2007
    • Woodmere Art Museum Maurice Freed Memorial Prize, Philadelphia. PA, 2006
    • University of Pennsylvania Neil Welliver Award. Philadelphia, PA, 2006
    • Europos Parkas Artist Residency Program, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2005