Grace Athena Flott, visual artist, hails from eastern Washington and has called Seattle home for the last ten years. Previously active in the Seattle labor movement and community organizing, Grace transitioned to art after she was severely injured in an apartment fire; the language of realist art became a way of storytelling and the meditative process of painting was instrumental in her healing. Her paintings have shown at the the Maryhill Museum of Art, Puget Sound Group Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, and many local community venues. She is published in magazines and books including Artist and Illustrator UK and Drawing Atelier by Juliette Aristides. 

Grace is trained in the style of classical realism and seeks to represent the world as it appears by drawing and painting almost exclusively from direct observation. She relies on little to no photographic reference, preferring to sit in stillness with her subject and simply see. Painting in the manner of the 19th century French academies, her brush brings a timeless look to contemporary figures, still life, and landscape. She is fascinated by the way this method can distill and reveal the emotional relevance of a person or ordinary object to the viewer.

AWARDS

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.