Grace Price BA(Hons)
Born in Chelmsford, Essex, Grace Price studied A levels locally - always prioritising her deep-rooted love for fine art and photography. She chose to apply straight to BA (Hons) Fine Art at Kingston University London, through competitive portfolio entry, skipping a foundation year. After several exhibitions in London, Grace graduated in July 2012 with an upper second class degree and first class dissertation. After a bustling degree show and exploratory three years, she now continues her arts practice producing interior collages and installations.
In April 2017, Grace became one of the second cohort for 'The Other MA (TOMA)', a competitive post-graduate Masters course. Run by Metal Art School Southend, it has been mentioned in Art Monthly Magazine as a stand out alternative education model with many startups following suit. June 2017 saw Grace's work included in Aesthetica Magazine, print & online issue; today she is on the Long List for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2018. This website reflects the quality and breadth of her contemporary portfolio to date. New large-scale work is on the horizon, thanks to funding from the 'Firstsite Collectors Group Bursary Award' 2017.
Grace has taught many children & young adults the benefits of creative wellbeing and art practice, with a wide reach of experience in the pastoral care of young people. In 2015 Grace founded 'Maverick'; a freelance art education service with original resource design, exhibition interpretation and workshop delivery, working across cultural organisations such as The British Museum. Grace continues to work freelance, with Firstsite Gallery Colchester as an 'Associate Learning Artist'.
Avidly pursuing new entrepreneurial projects, her popular Instagram 'gracesinteriors' was set up three years ago and continues to showcase her love for contemporary interior styling - which runs alongside her creative artwork. Most recently her love of the 'pre-loved' has seen her launch the TIT FOR TAT brand, to showcase her product sourcing talent and good taste in all things kitsch!
Looking to the future, Grace plans to use her first-class communication skills in a creative workplace, recently becoming 'Learning & Participation Officer'
at the Royal Opera House.