J Brett Grill
2250 Clyde Park Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49509
M.F.A. 2003 Drawing/ Painting New York Academy of Art. New York, NY
B.F.A. 2001 Sculpture University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI
Summa Cum Laude
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.
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.
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
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