Hailing from eastern Washington and a resident of Seattle since 2008, Grace Athena Flott is a fine artist and arts educator with a focus on realism. A graduate of the University of Washington and the Juliette Aristides Atelier, she is trained in the classical method of observational drawing and painting. She exhibits work at institutions around the Northwest including the Maryhill Museum of Art and the Royal Nebeker Gallery. Most recently, her awards include 1st Place in Portraits from juror and Tacoma Art Museum curator Rock Hushka in Best of Gage, Gage Academy of Art (2019). She was also a Finalist in the Art Renewal Center Annual Competition for her self-portrait drawing “Burned, not broken” (2019).  With a focus on the human figure, portraits, and still life, her work has been covered by numerous publications including Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Real Change Seattle and, Artists and Illustrators UK. She is a teaching artist at Gage Academy of Art (since 2016) and hosts private instruction at her studio in SoDo Seattle.

AWARDS

2019 1st Place in Portraits, Best of Gage, Gage Academy of Art. Juror Rock Hushka, curator at Tacoma Art Museum.

2019 Finalist, Art Renewal Center International Juried Salon

2018  People’s Choice Award, Best of Gage Annual Show, Gage Academy of Art

2018  Allan and Mary Kollar Scholarship Award, Gage Academy of Art

2017  Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists Scholarship

2017  Stanley R. & Robert E. Wright Foundation for The Arts, Inc., Scholarship for Artistic Excellence

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019

Invitational Group Exhibition, Works on Paper: Drawing Reality, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA (UPCOMING)

Solo Exhibition, Art in Shops: Grace Athena Flott, BCG Consulting, Seattle, WA

Juried Group Exhibition, This, That, and the Other, The Lakeshore, Seattle, WA

Juried Group Exhibition, Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, Royal Nebeker Gallery, Astoria, OR

2018

Solo Exhibition, Figures and Portraits, Chaco Canyon, Seattle, WA

Invitational Group Exhibition, Atelier Process & Painting, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA

Juried Group Exhibition, Best of Gage Annual Show, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibition, Pop-up Arts Night, Pacific Crest School, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibition, Future/Past (Pioneer Square Art Walk), Rudy’s Barbershop, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibition, Aristides Atelier Annual Show, Steele Gallery, Seattle, WA

2017

Invitational Group Exhibition, Annual Scholarship Winners, Puget Sound Group Gallery, Seattle WA

Group Exhibition, Artists for Immigrants, Revolutions Espresso, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibition, Aristides Atelier Annual Show, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, WA

Juried Group Exhibition, Best of Gage Annual Show, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, WA

Juried Group Exhibition, Spitting Image Self-Portrait Show, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016

Group Exhibition, Pop-up Arts Night, Pacific Crest School, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibition, Portraits, Maple Valley Arts Council, Maple Valley, WA

Juried Group Exhibition, Best of Gage Annual Show, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibition, Aristides Atelier Annual Show, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, WA

Juried Group Exhibition, Spitting Image Self-Portrait Show, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

TEACHING

Assistant Teacher to Juliette Aristides March 2019

Studio Concentration: Classical Painting Intensive with Juliette Aristides, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

Youth Art Instructor, AIGA Link Program March 2019

One-day workshop: Short Pose Figure Drawing, American Institute of Graphite Arts, Seattle, WA

Youth Art Instructor, Gage Academy of Art January 2016 — Present

Skill-building five week classes, weeklong workshops, and two-week intensives including the following: 

Foundations in Figure Drawing (2017-9)

Drawing People in Pastel (2019)

Figure Drawing on Toned paper (2018-9)

Cut Paper Collage (2016 -9)

Landscape Drawing and Painting (2018-9)

Human and Animal Imaginative Drawing (2017-8)

 

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

Aristides, Juliette. “Atelier Method: Temperature Painting.” Artists and Illustrators UK, Oct. 2017, pp. 54 — 57. See link: https://issuu.com/artistshq/docs/artists_illustrators_october_2017_e/56

Aristides, Juliette. “Apple drawing demonstration.” Drawing Atelier. Expected publication date: April 2019.

Juliette Aristides, “Beginning Drawing Atelier.” Online video clip. YouTube, 2 March 2019. Web link.

 

EDUCATION

2016 — 2019

Juliette Aristides Atelier, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

Classical Drawing and Oil Painting

2018 — 2019

Ecorché: Artistic Anatomy in Sculpture with Michael Magrath, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2013 

Bachelor of Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

International Studies and French Language and Literature, cum laude

2011 

Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris, France

NOTABLE WORKSHOPS

2017 Poster Studies in Oil, Anthony Ryder, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2017 Figure Sculpting Studio, Michael Magrath, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2017 Fall at the Frye; painted master copies from the Permanent Collection over 12 weeks.

2016 In the Halls of the Old Masters: Oil Painting, Ewan McNaughton & Lea Vaughn (Academy of Realist Art Edinburgh), Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2016 Compositional Figure Drawing, Michael Grimaldi (New York Academy of Art), Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2016 Printmaking, Laurie Brown (Pressworks Printmaking Collective), Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2016 Summer at the Frye; painted master copies from the Permanent Collection over 12 weeks.

2008 — Present

Additional courses in drawing, printmaking, and mixed media at the following institutions: Pratt Center for Fine Arts, University of Washington, and the Frye Art Museum.

 

COLLECTIONS

Private collections throughout the United States and Canada.