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Gracelee Lawrence

Gracelee has attended twenty residencies in the US and abroad and opened her second solo show in New York at Postmasters in June 2022, her third at Heroes Gallery in September 2022. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University at Albany, SUNY. Recent exhibitions include Marinaro Gallery (New York, NY), Postmasters Gallery (New York, NY), Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta, GA), Kavi Gupta Gallery (Chicago, IL), HEADLINE Gallery (Vancouver, Canada), and more. She has installed large-scale outdoor sculptures at the Upstate Immersive (Poughkeepsie, NY), Wave Hill (Bronx, NY), Museum of Museums (Seattle, WA), Franconia Sculpture Park (Shafer, MN), Mary Sky (Hancock, VT), and others. In 2017 she returned from 15 months as a Visiting Professor in the Multidisciplinary Department of Art at Chiang Mai University and assistant to artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook on a Luce Scholars Fellowship. She is a member of the collective MATERIAL GIRLS, a recipient of the 2021-22 Individual Artist DEC Grant, a 2019 Jerome Fellow at Franconia Sculpture Park, a 2016-17 Luce Scholars Fellow, a recipient of the 2015 UMLAUF Prize, 2013 Eyes Got It Prize, and the 2011-12 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant. Press for her work includes The New Yorker, ArtNet, Hyperallergic, Artspace, Beautiful/Decay, and MAAKE Magazine, among others. She is an enthusiastic dancer, a lifelong horsewoman, and an aspiring indoor gardener.

Installation view, “Gracelee Lawrence: Marisol,” Heroes Gallery, New York, 2022. From left: Marisol, Lizard Kiss, 1979; Gracelee Lawrence, Punching a Hole in the Darkness, 2022.
Installation view, “Gracelee Lawrence: Marisol,” Heroes Gallery, New York, 2022. From left: Gracelee Lawrence, Just a little Fever, 2022; Marisol, Untitled III, 1979.
Installation view, “Gracelee Lawrence: Marisol,” Heroes Gallery, New York, 2022.
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