Inaugural Griffin Art Prize International Mentorship

This week ACAVA member and the first Griffin Art Prize (GAP) International Mentor, Nigel Grimmer, will be welcoming GAP USA 2014 winner, Dean Reynolds, to London.
Nigel will be supporting Dean’s 6 week career development residency at the Griffin Gallery, through a programme of studio and gallery visits facilitating introductions to other artists, curators and gallerists.
Nigel, a multimedia artist, teaches at the University of Bedfordshire where he is Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts Practice and Course Leader in Photography & Video Art. His diverse art practice is united by on-going research exploring the relationship between images created for public or personal consumption, focusing on the language of the family album. Recently he has exhibited at The Affordable Art Fair in New York,  Bloc Projects in Sheffield and studio1.1 in London.
Dean’s work is a mixture of Surrealism, Pop Surrealism, Illustration, Old Master and Religious imagery and some sprinkling of Pop Culture. He was born near Los Angeles, California, where he did some time as an actor, mainly in theatre, and also worked behind the scenes in lighting and set design. He attended Northern Kentucky University where he earned in BFA in Painting in 2011, this year he earned his MFA at Arizona State University and is the inaugural winner of GAP USA.
Dean’s residency will culminate in an Open Studio event at his residency studio above the Griffin Gallery. The event will take place in mid-November and if you would like to attend please email ACAVA’s Programme Manager, Isabella Niven (iniven@acava.org) who will provide further details.
Next up is GAP Iberia, when another ACAVA artist will mentor the winner during a residency in early 2015.
More about GAP USA can be found here: http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/griffin-art-prize-usa-2014-award-announc...
More about the Griffin Gallery can be found here: http://griffingallery.co.uk/