Sue Grace is a contemporary painter who earned her B.A. from the University of Chicago and a certificate in Painting and Drawing from the National Academy School of Fine Art in New York City as well as completing a course of study at the Art Student’s League in New York City. She has exhibited her work in Washington DC, Virginia, and London, England. Grace has work in private collections in Chicago, Washington DC, Virginia and New York.

Recipient of the 2015 Director’s Collection that “highlights talented Workhouse artists who stand out for craftsmanship and an outstanding creative practice that pushes artwork outside the norm.”





1985 Art Students League, New York, NY

1983 National Academy School of Fine Arts, Certificate, New York, NY

1979 University of Chicago, BA English Literature, Chicago Illinois


Solo Exhibitions

2016    Crossroads Gallery, Mountains: Recent Paintings by Sue Grace, Falls Church, Virginia

2015    Workhouse Arts Center, Birth of the Mother, Lorton, Virginia

2015    Hillyer Art Space, Lay of the Land, Washington, DC

2014    Workhouse Arts Center, Ply Upon Ply, Lorton, Virginia

2014    Park Avenue Gallery, In the Mountains of West Virginia, Falls Church, Virginia


Group Exhibitions

2017      McLean Project for the Arts:Strictly Painting 11” McLean, Virginia

2016      Willow Gallery, Holiday Show, Washington, DC

2016      Workhouse Arts Center, 2016 Director’s Collection, Lorton, Virginia  Jurors Brett Johnson and Chris Neptune

2016      Workhouse Arts Center, Collector’s Showcase, Lorton, Virginia

2015       DC Arts Studio Gallery, Holiday Show, Washington, DC

2015       Workouse Arts Center, Small Works, Lorton, Virginia

2015       Workouse Arts Center, Fall Group Show, Lorton, Virginia

2015      Art All Night, Nuit Blanch DC Exhibition, Dupont Circle, Washington DC

2015      Northern Virginia Community College, 50th Anniversary Celebration, Alexandria, Virginia

2015      Workhouse Arts Center, 2015 Director’s Collection Winter/ Spring, Lorton, Virginia

2014     Workhouse Arts Center, Summer Sizzle, Lorton, Virginia

2014     Hillyer Art Space, Flesh and Bone, Washington, DC, Juror Judy Byron

2014     Park Avenue Gallery, Group Show, Falls Church, Virginia

2013     Park Avenue Gallery, Group Show, Falls Church, Virginia

2013     Northern Virginia Community College, Fine Art Exhibit, Tyler Gallery Juried, Alexandria, Virginia

2011     Target Gallery, March Madness, Alexandria, Virginia

2008     Jackson Studio, Spring Show, Washington, DC

2001     Arlington Home Owners Association, Arlington, VA

1991     Florence Trust Exhibition, London, England


The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. “Strictly Painting 11” by Mark Jenkins, August 3, 2017

The McLean Connection, McLean, Virginia “House Painters and Risk Takers at McLean Project for the Arts” by Eden Brown, June 20, 2017

The Arlington Connection, Arlington, Virginia “Artist Exhibits ‘Birth of the Mother’” by Eden Brown, November 11, 2015

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. “Lay of the Land” by Mark Jenkins, September 10, 2015

Director’s Collection 2015 Winter/Spring Exhibition Catalogue” Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia, February, 2015

Falls Church News Press, Falls Church, Virginia. “Art and Frame of Falls Church Features the Work of Sue Grace,” September 5, 2014

The Washington Post, Washington D.C. “Flesh and Bone” by Mark Jenkins, July 20, 2014, page 57.


Professional Accomplishments/Awards

2016    Part of a select group of artist whose artwork was chosen for the exterior of the Workhouse Art Center with 15 foot images of paintings.

2016    Served on jury for Workhouse Arts Center to select new Resident Artists

2016    Artist talk for my solo show “Mountains: Recent Paintings,” Crossroads Gallery, Falls Church, VA

2015    Artist talk entitled “Pictorial Space” for my solo show at Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC

2015    Juried into the Director’s Collection Workhouse Art Center (Winter and Spring 2015/16, Juror Christine Neptune)

2014-16 Curated monthly shows as part of a team at Workhouse Arts Center Resident artists building

2014    Juried into Artist Residency at Workhouse Art Center



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