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.
A childhood of homeschooling in Florida provided her with the time and isolation to become engrossed in her imagination, and today she is interested in pulling the magical and surreal out of the ordinary and banal.
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.
Grace’s unique combination of colorful fantasy and realism has caught the eyes of the art world both at home and internationally. She had her first exhibit at the age of fourteen, at MOAS FL, and has exhibited with such prestigious organizations as The ARC Realism Salon and The Colored Pencil Society. She has won many awards, such as The Copic Award Grand Prize 2019, Martha Vineyard’s Drawing Prize 1st place, and most recently, Boyne’s Emerging Artist Prize 2022 Second Place.
Her work has also been published with imaginative art magazines such as Infected by Art.
2023, The New Vanguard: Explorations into the New Contemporary IV, Keep Contemporary, NM, USA
2023, Fables: The Next Chapter, NOMA Gallery, FL, USA
2023, The Corridor Project Billboard Exhibition, CityArts Art Gallery and Billboard display, FL, USA
2023, Surreal Salon 15, Baton Rogue Gallery, LA, USA
2022, Passion, NOMA Gallery, Ocala FL, USA
2021, Visual Art Open, Digital Exhibit, https://www.visualartopen.com/vao21finalistsshow
2021, Venus Rising, NOMA Gallery Ocala, Fl, USA
2021, Summer in The Sun, NOMA Gallery Ocala, FL, USA
2021, New Beginnings, Southern California Open Regional Exhibits, Digital Exhibition https://sfvacc.org/new-beginnings
2021, Identity, Art Fluent.com, Digital Exhibit https://www.art-fluent.com/identity
2021, Figures and faces, Flagler County Art League, FL, USA
2021, Fables, Solo Show, NOMA Gallery, Ocala Fl, USA
2021, Explore This! 17, Colored Pencil Society of America, Digital Exhibit
2021, Emerging Artist Prize Exhibit, Limner Gallery, NY, USA
2021, Crocker Kingsley, Blue Line arts, CA, USA
2021, Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Finalist’s Digital Exhibit
2021, Art Fields, Lake City, SC, USA
2020, State of The Arts, R.G. Endres Gallery, Prairie Village City Hall, KS, USA https://www.artspv.org/sota2019-857228.html
2020, Creative Distancing, Chapman Gallery, Art Museum of South Texas, TX, USA
2020, Colored Pencil Society of America 28th Annual International Exhibition, Digital Exhibition https://www.cpsa.org/
2020, Colored Pencil Society “Explore This”, Digital exhibition
2020, Colored Pencil Magazine’s Art Competition 2020, Digital Exhibition
2019, Copic Award, LAND, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2019, 30th Student Juried Art Exhibition, Hand Art Center, Deland Fl, USA
2018, Promenade The Alcazar Exhibit, The Lightner Museum, Saint Augustine FL, USA
2018, DSC Studio Arts Student Art Exhibition, News Journal Center Fine Arts Gallery, Daytona Beach FL, USA
2018, 29th Juried Art Exhibition, Hand art Center, Deland Fl, USA
2014, Sculpture Study and Video of Process, MOAS, Ormond Beach FL, USA
2022, boynesartistaward.com, Artist Grace Netanya https://boynesartistaward.com/interviews/artist-grace-netanya
2022, Supersonic Art.com, 9/25
2021, Infected by Art Volume #9
2021, The Ocala Gazette, “Vivid color and ‘Fables’ with a twist enliven Grace Netanya’s illustrations”
2020, Infected by Art Volume #8
2020, Art Hole Magazine #5
2020, Copic Award 2020, Winners 2019 https://copicaward.com/winners/winners2019/
2019, Copic.jp, COPIC AWARD 2019 ceremony was a huge success https://copic.jp/copic-award-2019-ceremony-was-a-huge-success/
2019, Stetson Student Wins International Art Competition -Stetson Today
2019, apress, Copic works from 72 countries around the world! Winners of Copic Award 2019 are decided https://www.atpress.ne.jp/news/186612
2022 Boynes Emerging Artist Second Place
2022 ARC Realism Salon Semi Finalist
2022 Martha Vineyard’s Drawing Prize- First Place
2022 Martha Vineyard’s Drawing Prize- Finalist
2022, Boynes Emerging Art Prize Finalist
2021, Visual Art Open Emerging Artist Prize Finalist
2021, Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize Finalist
2021, NOMA Gallery Ocala, Venus Rising- First Place
2021, SCORE New Beginnings Second Place
2021, Limner Gallery Emerging Artist Prize 2021
2021, 15 ARC Salon Finalist
2021, Art Show International, Spring Artist Grant Award
2020, State of The Arts- R.G Endres Best of Show
2020, American Art Award 2020 Third Place- Portrait of Someone not Famous
2019, Hand Art Center Student Choice Award
2019, Winner of The Copic Award Grand Prize 2019
2018-2020 Stetson University BA.