GRIN founders and directors Corey Oberlander and Lindsey Stapleton have a vested interest in working with academic institutions around the country. Building their business, program, network since 2013, the two are able to talk candidly with students and artists at varying levels in their careers. We firmly believe that candid input on professional presentation, business practices and the changing art market is important for students of all levels entering the art world.
In a letter after a recent curatorial project and lecture at the University of Arkansas, a faculty member wrote "In the time since, I've heard your names mentioned again and again, especially from the Grad Students, and I thought you should know that. What you do at GRIN and what you generously brought to us has been deeply appreciated here".
Transparent, open dialogue with students about being a practicing artist or starting an arts-based business in the current market climate is imperative to their success. We are eager to work with students and faculty to develop strong relationships not only between between the institution and GRIN, but interpersonally as well.
Oberlander and Stapleton moved to Providence, Rhode Island to open the gallery in 2013. Since then, they've put together over 30 exhibitions, including artists from all over the world. GRIN has been featured in Hyperallergic, ArtInfo, Artsy, Big Red & Shiny, Take magazine and the ArtSpace Magazine, and was voted Best Gallery in Rhode Island in 2015 by their peers in RI Monthly. Their intent is to develop an intellectually demanding yet aesthetically pleasing program, focusing on emerging interdisciplinary artists with a devotion to process and conceptual advancement.
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