In 2003, Grace Graupe-Pillard began working on a series of photographs entitled INTERVENTIONS focusing on the horror and human cost of wars being fought in far-off places. These photographs depict images of soldiers, car-bombings, ruins, explosions, and refugees, which are digitally embedded into the familiar streets and parks of New York City, Chicago, Baltimore and the New Jersey wetlands. INTERVENTIONS attempts to make visually evident the ongoing tragic repercussions of war transported to our own backyard.
All images are 30″x20″ archival pigment print.
Where Should We Stay
Rockefeller Center Soldier
Newark Airport soldiers prisoners
Man Walking on 120th Street.
Blindfolded Prisoners in Washington Square
Blindfolded Prisoners in New York
23rd Street Prisoners
Soho Snow Refugees
Born in Washington Heights, living in NYC and maintaining a studio in Keyport, NJ, Grace Graupe-Pillard is a painter, public artist, educator, videographer and a writer about art and movies.Graupe-Pillard exhibited in many venues including one-person exhibitions at Carl Hammer Gallery-Chicago, The Proposition-NYC, Hal Bromm Gallery NYC, Bernice Steinbaum among others. She has participated in group exhibitions at Cheim & Read Gallery NYC, Jewish Museum of Florida at FIU, Project for Empty Space, Newark, NJ, The Ringling College of Art & Design, FLA, P.S. 1 NYC, Indianapolis Museum, IND , The Maier Museum, VA, The Aldrich Museum Ct, The Drawing Center NYC, The Frist Center, TN and The National Academy Museum, NYC. Her photos and videos have been presented at Scope Miami and Scope London, Art Chicago, Cologne OFF, Graf & Zyx, and SHOAH, among others.