Gail Grinnell

Gail Grinnell

Gail Grinnell is a Seattle-based visual artist who primarily works with textiles. She uses a painterly approach to layering and collaging fabric, often creating large installations that play with light, transparency, and form. Grinnell received her BFA from the University of Washington and has been represented by Francine Seders Gallery and Gail Gibson Gallery. She has been awarded international artist residencies in Spain and Ireland and has received local grants from Artist Trust, the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, and 4Culture.

Gail working

We Are a Crowd of Others, 2016

In collaboration with Eric John Olson & Sam Wildman

Spun polyester

We Are a Crowd of Others was an expansive, textile-based installation by artists Gail Grinnell, Sam Wildman, and Eric John Olson. Their work featured hanging components made from hundreds of yards of spun material that had been drawn on, dyed, cut, and incorporated into the architecture of the building. We Are a Crowd of Others also included a series of public meals, performances, lectures, and re-enactments which investigated the language and resonance of ordinary acts. The public was invited to visit and observe the process as it unfolds, as well as participate in the programs happening in and around the installation from September, 2016 through January, 2017.

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