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Grace Mehan DeVito, 1965












American painter Grace Mehan DeVito has a deep appreciation and respect for the insight, power and humanity of the representational realist’s approach to painting. She is particularly aware of composition, the disposition of light and color, and the handling of space. On a deeper level, Grace strives to capture the essential dignity, emotional truth, and beauty of her subject matter providing insight into their unique qualities to engender a relationship between the viewer and the subject.
Education  
1983-1987  School of Visual Arts, New York City  
2000-2004  Laurel Stern Boeck
2005           Marvin Mattelson
2007           Sarah Lamb workshop at the Grand Central Academy of Art
2007           Travis Schlaht , Edward Minoff, drawing at the Grand Central Academy of  Art
2008            Jeremy Lipking workshop at the Grand Central Academy of Art.


Exhibitions
2012    Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Annual Invitational Art Exhibition, Nat'l Arts Club, NYC
2012    Allied Artists of America's 99th Annual Exhibition, Nat'l Arts Club, NYC
2011    Two Person Show, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT. June-July.
2011    Still Life Invitational, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT.
2010    Inspiring Figures, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown Ohio
2010    Still Life Invitational, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT
2010    Art Renewal Center- ARC Annual Salon, Still Life Finalist
2009    Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT.- Group show: Spring Gardens, Still Lifes, and  Landscapes.
            Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT.- Holiday Show, Small Treasures Dec.2008-Feb.2009.
2009    Art Renewal Center-ARC Annual Salon, Still Life Finalist
2008    Catherine Lorrilard Wolfe Annual Invitational Art Exhibition at The Nat’l Arts Club, NYC.
            Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists Annual Exhibition.
2007    Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT.- Still Life Invitational
            Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT.- Holiday Exhibition.
            Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists Annual Exhibition.
            Handwright Gallery, New Canaan CT.
2006    Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison CT.
            Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists Annual Exhibition.
2005    Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists Annual Exhibition
2004    Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists Annual Exhibition
2003    Catherine Lorrilard Wolfe Annual Exhibition at the Nat’l Arts Club, NYC.
            Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists Annual Exhibition
2002    American Artists Professional League at the Salmagundi Club, NYC.
            Northern Westchester Center for the Arts Annual Show.
2001    Spectrum, New Canaan CT.
            Flynn Gallery, Greenwich CT.
            Society of Illustrators Annual Show
1998    Society of Illustrators Annual Show
1996    Society of Illustrators Annual Show
1994    Society of Illustrators Annual Show






Awards

ARC Salon 2010 - 2011 Finalist for Still Life.
The David Leffel Award for Excellence in Painting, Best In Show 2011.
American Artist Magazine Cover Contest Finalist 2011.
Portrait Society of America Annual Member’s Competition 2010, 1st place commissioned portraits.
Portrait Society of America Annual Member’s Competition 2010, 3rd place still life
Award of Honor, Inspiring Figures, Butler Museum of American Art, 2010
Semi-Finalist for Still Life Category, ARC Annual Salon Competition, 2009
Semi-Finalist for Still Life Category, ARC Annual Salon Competition, 2008
1st Place CT Society of Portrait Artists Annual Show 2003
2nd Place CT Society of Portrait Artists Annual Show 2004
Honorable Mention CT Society of Portrait Artists Annual Show 2005
Gold Addy award 2001
Best in Show- Spectrum 2001, New Canaan CT.
Silver Medal-1998 Society of Illustrators Annual Show.