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Katie Grinnan: Nocturnal Hologram

Los Angeles-based artist Katie Grinnan’s sculpture, photography, sound, and video works investigate the relationship between visual and cognitive experience. Nocturnal Hologram features three recent large-scale sculptural installations that explore the productive space of the dream state and our attempts to understand how thought patterns are created and can be made physically manifest. This exhibition is the first solo presentation of Grinnan’s work in Texas.

about katie grinnan

Katie Grinnan (b.1970, Richmond, VA; lives and works in Los Angeles) received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, attended Skowhegan, and received her MFA from UCLA. She has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York; the Aspen Art Museum; and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles. Grinnan has been included in many group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Real World: The Dissolving Space of Experience at Modern Art Oxford, England; and The Artist Museum at MOCA, Los Angeles. Her work is included in collections at MOCA, the Hammer Museum, and LACMA and she was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship and a Pollock-Krasner grant.

This exhibition is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, The Brown Foundation, Inc., and the Houston Endowment.

On View:

September 11 – November 14, 2015

Opening Reception:

Patron & Member Preview
Thursday, September 10
6 pm (artist’s remarks at 6:30 pm)

Public Reception
Thursday, September 10
7 – 9 pm




Saturday, October 10, 3 pm
Dreams and The Creative Process
with Anna Guerra, JD, MA, LPC
at The Jung Center
5200 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
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Wednesday, October 21, 6 – 8 pm
DWOW @ Aurora Picture Show
screening of short films related Grinnan’s creative process
2442 Bartlett Street
Houston, TX  77098

Saturday, November 14, 3 pm
Astrology Orchestra
performance at the James Turrell Skyspace at Rice University


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