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J Brett Grill

2250 Clyde Park Ave. SW

Grand Rapids, MI 49509

grilljb@gmail.com

718-473-5539

 

 

 EDUCATION

 

M.F.A.   2003    Drawing/ Painting               New York Academy of Art. New York, NY

Cum Laude 

B.F.A.    2001    Sculpture                                   University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI

                  Summa Cum Laude

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2012-2016    Associate Professor of Art University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

                                    Director of Graduate Studies

2006-2012           Assistant Professor of Art University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

2004-5                    Adjunct Professor of Foundations and Drawing, Trinity College, Chicago

2003-5                    Visiting Adjunct Professor of Art Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL               

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2014-16 Pat Summitt, Pat Summitt Park on the Riverwalk, Clarksville, TN

                              Over life-size figure, monuments, and site design.

2014-15 John G. Winant, New Hampshire State Library, Concord, NH.

                              Seven-foot standing bronze.

2014        Betty Ford, Hazelden Betty Ford Center, Center City, MN.

                              Life-size bust.

2014        Edward J. and Frances T. Frey, The Frey Foundation, Grand Rapids, MI

                              Over life-size busts.

2013-14 Bo Schembechler, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Eight-foot bronze sculpture of former football coach, Bo Schembechler.

2012        Betty Ford, Betty Ford Center, Rancho Mirage, CA.

                    Life-size bust.

2012         Joe B. Hall, Wildcat Coal Lodge, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Life-size seated sculpture of former basketball coach, Joe B. Hall.

2011-13 L. William Seidman, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. Monumental bronze of University founder and former chairman of the FDIC, L. William Seidman.

2011-13 L. William Seidman, Grand Valley State University, Seidman School of Business, Grand Rapids, MI. Life-size bust of University founder and former chairman of the FDIC, L. William Seidman.

2010-11 Community Legends Public Sculpture, Jay Van Andel, Grand Rapids, MI. Seven-foot

                              bronze sculpture of businessman and philanthropist, Jay Van Andel.

2011        Gerald R. Ford. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, MI                                 

Seven-foot bronze sculpture in the courtyard. 2nd casting of the Capitol sculpture.

2009-11 President Gerald R. Ford. National Statuary Hall Collection, United States Capitol

                              Building, Washington D.C. Seven-foot bronze memorial of the President.

2007-8    Portrait Sculpture of President Gerald R. Ford. President Gerald R. Ford Boys and Girls

Club of La Quinta, La Quinta, CA. Over life-size bust of the former president.

2003-5    Portrait Sculpture of Rev. Dr. Duncan Littlefair. Grand Rapids, MI. Over life-size bust. 

 

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Albion College

Arizona Capitol Museum

Betty Ford Clinic, Rancho Mirage, CA

The City of Grand Rapids, MI

The City of East Grand Rapids, MI

The Frey Foundation

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

Grand Valley State University

Betty Ford Center at Hazledon

National Statuary Hall Collection, Washington D.C.

University of Kentucky

University of Michigan