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BIO

Born in New Orleans in 1976, H. Grace Boyle’s preferred method of creating is sculpting.  After finishing her first marble carving in 1997, a deep connection was formed.  Stone remains her favorite material to use despite its being taxing with which to work.  She makes assemblages that are composed of her carvings and repurposed objects and materials. Her interest is also piqued by using the human figure and figural fragments as vehicles for expression.  Fabricating public sculpture is another mode of making in which she invests her creative efforts.  These are foundations of her practice.

 

In her work, the parallels between melancholy and humor that coexist in life are emphasized.  Although her work is thematically variegated, topics that reappear in her pieces include presence and absence, loss and the passage of time.  Mystery and wonder are evoked by questioning the relationships of seemingly unrelated objects, experimenting with scale, and manipulating the spaces these elements inhabit.

 

She has completed three public pieces. Two are included in the Power Boulevard sculpture collection in Kenner, LA. The third is part of the Kenner Discovery Heath Sciences Academy collection, also in Kenner, LA.

 

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EDUCATION

2023           MFA (pending), University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (expected May 2023)

2007-09     University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (Graduate level Art History classes)

2004           BA Chemistry, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

2001           New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA (figure sculpture class)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2022           Instructor of Record, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

                    (courses taught, 3D design)

2021           Teaching Assistant, University of New Orleans, New Orlean, LA

                    (courses taught: Introduction to Sculpture Spring 2021, 3D design, Spring 2021)

2020           Teaching Assistant, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

                    (courses taught:  Introduction to Sculpture, Fall 2020, )

 

AWARDS/GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS

2022-23.    Full Graduate Assistantship, University of New Orleans,  New Orleans, LA

2021-22.    Full Graduate Assistantship, University of New Orleans,  New Orleans, LA

2021           New Roads Scholarship, The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center,

                    West Rutland, VT

2020           Partial Graduate Assistantship, University of New Orleans,  New Orleans, LA

2019           Luna Fete Scholarship, Arts Council of New Orleans,  New Orleans, LA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022          lifedeathlovework, Stafford tile and stone, New Orleans, LA (solo exhibition)

2022          Group Dynamics, University of New Orleans,  New Orleans, LA

2022          Tongue and Groove, (jurors Scott Andresen and Sadie Sheldon), Good Children Gallery,  New Orleans, LA

2022          Extremities, Arabi Visual Arts Center,  Arabi, LA

2021          Fall Graduate Exhibition, University of New Orleans,  New Orleans, LA

2021          #3D Mississippi Invitational, Studio Waveland + Gallery,  Waveland, MS

2021          ArtFields,  Lake City, SC

2020          Collective Consciousness, (juror Ron Bechet), The Front,  New Orleans, LA

2016          ArtPrize,  Grand Rapids, MI

2012          NOLA NOW: The Human Figure, Contemporary Arts Center,  New Orleans, LA

     

COMMISSIONS

2022          Public Art Commission, With Heart, large scale sculpture, (10ft x 10ft x 5ft), polished stainless steel tube and glass, 

                   Discovery Health Sciences Academy,  Kenner, LA

2017          Public Art Commission, Running by the Lake, In the Sun, large scale sculpture (12ft x 14ft x 8ft 6in), Aluminum tube, blown glass                                 bottles, Power Blvd Sculpture Collection,  Kenner, LA

2017          Public Art Commission, The Kenner Farmer, large scale sculpture (9ft x 12ft x 4ft 6in), steel and cement,

                   Power Blvd Sculpture Collection,  Kenner, LA

PUBLICATIONS

2022          Bill Wood, interview, WGNO tv, New Orleans, LA, September 20, 2022

2022.         Kenner Star. August 2022 volume 31, number 5 p 1; 14

2021          Rebecca Cross, “ Artist Spotlight: Grace Boyle,” Morning News (scnow.com) April 23, 2021.

2018.         Kenner Star January 2018 volume 27, no 1, p 1;

2017          Enrico Villamaino III, “Local sculptor honors Italian laborers of Kenner,” Italian     

                   American Digest, winter 2017: p16

2017          Kenner Star May 2017 volume 26, no 5, p 1;19.

         

PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR

2019-21    PS I Love You publication on medium.com

2017-19    Poets Unlimited publication on medium.com

 

WORKSHOPS

2021          Carving in Stone Workshop, The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center,  West Rutland, VT

2019          Luna Fete Artist Training (projection mapping and LED/Arduino), Arts Council of  New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 

2011          Artist as Entrepreneur Business Class, Arts Council of New Orleans,  New Orleans, LA

 

COLLECTIONS

Dorian M. Bennett, New Orleans, LA

W. Henry Shane, Kenner, LA

 

EXHIBITIONS JURIED

2018  St Charles Parish Art Guild Showcase, Crescent City Brewhouse, New Orleans,  LA

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