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 has participated in The Colored Pencil Society’s 28th Annual International Exhibit, as well as the 2020 Colored Pencil Society “Explore This” Exhibit. She has won The Copic Award Grand Prize 2019, winning a complete set of Copic product as well as a substansial cash prize. Her award winning work, “The Explorer” was displayed at LAND Tokyo, with the other finalist’s work.
Her work has been displayed in publications such as Infected by Art Volume 8, and at local museums such as MOAS.
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.