Greta Chapin McGill

Biography

  

Greta Chapin McGill, grew up to the African American music of Motown and Miles Davis. A Washington DC native, her memories of going to classical music concerts at Constitution Hall with her father are among her fondest memories. She discovered color when, at the age of 10 her parents sent her to Saturday morning art classes. Here her life was transformed. …The smell of the oils was intoxicating to

me…

  

She studied at Howard University, as well as Corcoran School of Art. Leaving the US to live and work in Firenze,Italia, Chapin McGill visited the European capitals of art and architecture. In recent years, she has spent an extended amount of time living and working in the rocky silences, beauty and light of Northern New Mexico and engaging in an independent study of art and architecture of the villas of the

Cote d’ Azure including the Eileen Gray house e-1027. She is profoundly inspired by her African ancestry and incorporates these very diverse experiences into her art. A practice she calls Diasporic Expressionism

  

Not afraid to try different techniques to achieve what her mind is seeing. She compares the mixing of mediums and colors as the feeling of an intense love affair. As a writer she has published fiction and poetry as well as lifestyle and beauty articles.

  

“I am abstractly real and sensual in my work and in my life. I paint, write, and live to bring my thoughts and creations from the invisible to the visible”. -Greta Chapin McGill 

Curriculum Vitae

 EDUCATION

  • HOWARD UNIVERSITY STUDIES IN ART HISTORY  AND PAINTING
  • COROCORAN SCHOOL OF FINE ART CONCENTRATION IN PAINTING
  • PRINCE GEORGES COMMUNITY COLLEGE - RENAISSANCE PAINTING STUDIO

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Ghost Ranch Abiquiu NM - Spring 2010
  • Gallery NK Washington DC Feb 20-March 20 2015
  • Galerie Bruno Massa New York New York Feb 24-March 1 2016

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • El Museo de Cultural - An Exhibition of the Roots and Culture of the African Diaspora, Feb 2012 Santa Fe NM
  • Art For Health - Washington DC March 2012, New York City, Philadelphia PA
  • Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts - Fredericksburg VA 2014
  • Anacostia International Gallery - Washington, DC USA 2014
  • Culture Coffee Gallery - Washington DC 2017
  • LIGHT OF THE ANCESTORS Edison Pepco Gallery- Washington, DC 2015
  • CARNIVAL Edison Pepco Gallery - Washington DC Feb 5- March 5 2016
  • Gallery B Bethesda, Maryland - November 2016
  • Galerie Bruno Massa Paris/New York - January 17- 23 2017
  • The Modern Art Place Washington - Washington DC April 2018
  • Galarie Bruno Massa Paris/New York - September 17-24 2018
  • Banneker-Douglas Museum Annapolis Maryland January 2019
  • Howard University Alumni Association Washington DC February 2019
  • I CAN DO DAT - curated by Danny Simmons Philadelphia PA April 2019

INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITIONS 

  • Art International Zurich SWITZERLAND 2013
  • ART SHOPPING - Carrousell du Louvre Paris FRANCE 2014
  • ARTEXPO 2015 NEW YORK, NEW YORK USA APRIL 2015
  • ARTEXPO 2015 MILANO, ITALY East End Art Studios July -Sept 2015
  • ARTEXPO Ragusa Sicily Sept 2015

TEACHING ARTIST

  • Private studies Adult and juvenile 2008 - Present
  • Drawing, acrylic, oil, collage ,perspective
  • Artist in Residence Maya Angelou Public Charter School Washington DC

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Leonardo Da Vinci Prize by Art International Contemporary Magazine
  • Best of 2016 International Emerging Artist Award - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Ca’Zinardi Artist in Residence Venice Italy November 2017
  • Certificate of Achievement Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology HarvardX
  • OnLine Learning initiative of Harvard University