I will be included in a upcoming book, in 2017, being published by Bloomsbury Press entitled, The Teabowl. It is written & edited by Dr. Bonnie Kemske, artist, writer and curator. Bonnie included my performance & installation work depicting my non-traditional ceremonial use and display of the teabowl.
The photo below was taken from a performance and installation entitled, Marking my Life, Ridenbaugh Gallery, September 24, 2014, University of Idaho Guest Residency.
The following photos are from a current two person show, A Brush with Sound + Light, with artist Brian Ransom. The show runs from November 5-December 20, 2015. It was an amazing pleasure to show and present two public performances, A Healing Brush with Sound, on November 5th and November 6th. Visit my Sculpture page and performance page on this site to read about the show and view additional images. I want to thank the arts community & Art Gallery at University of Central Florida for making this show and events memorable and life changing.
On November 4, 2015 I conducted a brushmaking workshop for University of Central Florida, and had a fantastic time meeting and presenting to art department students and also meeting the head of ceramics, Hadi Abib and saw his wood fire wood kiln. Byron and Lynnn Clercx were wonderful hosts and and are lifetime friends. Brian Ransom and myself are currently having a show, A Brush with Light + Sound, at the UCF Art Gallery running through December 20, 2015
On Friday October 30th, 2015 I presented a solo performance and a collaborative performance with Japanese artist Koki Sugita. This planned and exciting event took place at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL. Koki and myself met and performed for the first time captivating the audience with our intuitive marks and body movements. Even though we had never spoken with each other we translated visually our universal passion for performance and mark making. The following day, October 31, I presented a one day brushmaking workshop to a group of eager learners!
Click on the photo below to view a current interview by Pauli Ochi, Owner and Director of Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA. Pauli is now representing my work at her new gallery location in Los Angeles. This interview gives current insight into my background and life long practice as and artist.
I will be presenting a brushmaking workshop for the Clay Artists of San Diego for the second time on the 26-27 of September, 2015. The times are Saturday 26, 1:30-5:30 and Sunday 27, 9:00-5:00. Please spread the word about this workshop and come join me in an amazing weekend of brushmaking! The flyer below list the costs, where to sign up, photos and other information.
Check out the link below to see details of my upcoming spring 2016 Brushmaking workshop at the Palm Springs Museum of Art.
On April 28, 2015 I presented a brushmaking workshop to the drawing three students at Loyola Marymout University. This workshop combined, brushmaking, performance and the feather as brush to create Japanese influenced Enso paintings.This video give an overview of the visual magic that unfolded!
During the week of March 2-6, 2015 the Palm Springs Museum of Art hosted me for a brushmaking and ceramic workshop for their 2015 master spring workshop series. It was a success and I will be presenting at the museum again for their 2016 workshop season for a three day workshop from March 2,3 and 4. Looking forward to posting detailed information about this workshop on my future workshop site, www.grishkoffbrushes.com. This workshop was in conjunction with sumi artist Andy Kay and performance artist Simion Den. Amazing work resulted and I'm looking forward to exploring some new ideas next spring!
During a solo presentation, January through February, 2015, I presented a wide variety of brushes,photos and ceramic ink wells at Hancock Community College in Santa Maria, CA. On February 18th I presented, to the public and college community, a collaborative performance involving students. A three day workshop from Feb 18- 20 and class presentations were presented to ceramic, painting and sculpture students. This event was memorable for both myself and the students. Check out the video of the performance on my video page of this site.