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John K. Grande


Author, poet and curator John K. Grande contributed extensively to the Canadian and international arts communities over the past 25 years. Specializing in art and ecology he has produced such seminal publications as Balance: Art and Nature (Black Rose Books, 1994), Intertwining: Landscape, Technology, Issues, Artists (Black Rose Books, 1998), Jouer avec le feu: Armand Vaillancourt: Sculpteur engagé (Montreal: Lanctot, 2001), Art Nature Dialogues (SUNY Press, New York 2003), Dialogues in Diversity; Art from Marginal to Mainstream (Pari, Italy 2007) and Homage to Jean-Paul Riopelle (Prospect Press /Gaspereau Press, 2011).

John Grande has published countless catalogue essays on artists and exhibited and read his poetry in Ireland, Belgium, Hungary, Canada and the United States. He has co-authored Judy Garfin: Natural Disguise (Vehicule Press, Montreal, 1998), Nils-Udo: Art with Nature (Wienand Verlag, Koln, Germany 2000, le Mouvement Intuitif; Patrick Dougherty and Adrian Maryniak (Atelier 340, Bruxelles 2003) and Natura Humana; Bob Verschueren (Editions Mardaga, Brussels, 2010).

John Grande currently lives and works in Montréal, Quebec.

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Selected Writings   
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 Grande, John K. "Bill Reid and the Spirit of the Haida Gawaii." Balance: Art and Nature Montréal: Black Rose Books, 1994
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 Grande, John K. "Carl Beam: Dissolving Time." Balance: Art and Nature Montréal: Black Rose Books, 1994
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 Grande, John K. "Native Art is Contemporary Art." Balance: Art and Nature Montréal: Black Rose Books, 1994
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 Grande, John K. "UnHuman Kind: paradoxes of speciesism." Toronto: A Space, 1996
[Michael Alstad, Carel Moiseiwitsch, Camille Turner & Veronica Verkley]
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Review
 Grande, John K. "BGL: Sheltered from the Trees." Sculpture Magazine 2001
[Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, May 25-September 2, 2001]
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 Grande, John K. "Metamorphosis & Cloning." Montréal: Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, 2001
[May 25 - September 2, 2001]
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 Grande, John K. "SPACE INVADERS: Contemporary Montreal Sculpture." Espace Sculpture Magazine 2001
[Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe Claire, Quebec, 2001]
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 Grande, John K. "Stanley Spencer: Angels and Dirt." 2001
[Art Gallery of Ontario, September 14 - December 30, 2001]
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 Grande, John K. "Peter Doig: Hallucinating Landscapes - Canadian Style." Border Crossings 2002
[National Gallery of Canada, August 17 - October 28, 2001; The Power Plant, December 8, 2001 - March 3, 2002]
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 Grande, John K. "Peter von Tiesenhausen: Ship of Life." Border Crossings 2002
[National Gallery of Canada, August 17 - October 28, 2001; The Power Plant, December 8, 2001 - March 3, 2002]
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 Grande, John K. "Pierre Boogaerts ... A Retrospective." Vie des Arts 2002
[Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, August 3, 2001 - January 6, 2002]
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 Grande, John K. "Bill Vazan: Cosmological Shadows."
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 Grande, John K. "Daniel Corbeil: Hybrid Landcapes & Inflatable Ironies."
[EXPRESSION, Centre d'exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe, June 1-30, 2002]
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 Grande, John K. "David Bierk: Selected Histories."
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 Grande, John K. "Henry Saxe - Pour une métaphysique des matériaux." Vie des Arts 155
[Du 20 mai au 25 septembre 1994]
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 Grande, John K. "Hitchcock and Art: Fatal Coincidences."
[Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, November 16, 2000 - March 18, 2001]
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 Grande, John K. "Jean-Paul Riopelle: Nature in Abstraction."
[Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, November 16, 2000 - March 18, 2001]
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 Grande, John K. "Nicola Hicks: Sculptures and Drawings." Sculpture Magazine
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 Grande, John K. "The Spiritual in Art Linking Nature to it All."
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 Grande, John K. "VERY VISUAL URBAN STORIES PAINTED with PAINT on CANVAS in a CONTEMPORARY FOLKLORIC IDIOM."
[An Interview - Yvon Gallant & John Grande. Moncton, NB, July 7, 2003]
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