Grace Netanya is an artist and storyteller whose art combines contemporary and traditional ideas to create an art fusion that is both Avant-Garde and introspective.
At a very young age, Grace taught herself to draw in order to communicate stories and characters from her imagination. This is still her motivation; not to depict what can be seen in everyday life, but to take the fantastical from her own mind and turn it into a tangible work of art that others can experience as well.
Years of being homeschooled provided her with the time to focus on theological and philosophical concepts, and today these ideas are the foundation for much of her work.
Grace is interested in putting unique spins on existing styles and finding new ways to push a medium past the conceived limit. She prefers to use mixed-media techniques with ink, graphite, colored pencils and acrylics. However, she loves to discover new mediums and is constantly expanding her repertoire. While she experiments with styles inspired by modern digital art- she always draws by hand.
As Grace’s artistic incentive is to use pictures to express narratives, it’s only natural that one of her artistic outlets would be the graphic novel. She is currently working on a mixed-media series called The Zero Sum Game. She has self-published the first installation of this series on Amazon.com, and you can check it out here.
2014, Sculpture Study and Video of Process, MOAS, Ormond Beach FL, USA
2018, DSC Studio Arts Student Art Exhibition, News Journal Center Fine Arts Gallery, Daytona Beach FL, USA
2018, Promenade The Alcazar Exhibit, The Lightner Museum, Saint Augustine FL, USA
2018, 29th Juried Art Exhibition, Hand art Center, Deland Fl, USA
2019, 30th Student Juried Art Exhibition, Hand Art Center, Deland Fl, USA
2019, Copic Award, LAND, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2020, Colored Pencil Society “Explore This”, Digital exhibition
2020, Creative Distancing, Chapman Gallery, Art Museam of South Texas, TX, USA
2020, Colored Pencil Society of America 28th Annual International Exhibition, Digital Exhibition https://www.cpsa.org/
2020, Copic Award 2020, Winners 2019 https://copicaward.com/winners/winners2019/
2019, Youtube, COPIC_Official channel, COPIC AWARD 2019: Winners announced TONIGHT! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK7pVHtJpC8
2019, Copic.jp, COPIC AWARD 2019 ceremony was a huge success https://copic.jp/copic-award-2019-ceremony-was-a-huge-success/
2019, apress, Copic works from 72 countries around the world! Winners of Copic Award 2019 are decided https://www.atpress.ne.jp/news/186612
2019, Stetson Student Wins International Art Competition -Stetson Today.
2020, Infected by Art Volume 8, infectedbyart.com and printed art book (book printing in process.)
2019 Copic Award Grand Prize
2019 Hand Art Center Student Choice Award
2018-2020 Stetson University BA.