Gail Grinnell (b. Richland WA) has participated in awarded residencies at Centrum Foundation, Port Townsend, WA, Jentel WY, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology OR as well as the Ballinglen Foundation, County Mayo, Ireland and Fundación Valparaíso Mojácar, Spain. She has received funding from Artist Trust Seattle, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and 4Culture, WA and developed multiple site-specific installations for art venues such as the Art Museum of Missoula, MT, Bellevue Art Museum, WA, Suyama Space, Seattle WA, and the Boise Art Museum, ID. In 2016/17 Grinnell completed a collaborative social practice residency at MadArt in Seattle which culminated in a large-scale temporary installation and in 2016 she was awarded a Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency, at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, OR. She was a finalist for the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, in 2015.
In 2018 Grinnell received a SOLA award and created “from underneath” a collaborative site-specific installation at Oxbow, Seattle.
Her work has been published in Sculpture Magazine, Art LTD, Fiber Arts, Seattle Times, Seattle PI, The Stranger, Willamette Week, Art Week, City Arts, and Seattle Magazine as well exhibition catalogues for her large-scale installation work.
Gail Grinnell holds a BFA from the University of Washington. Her work was represented by the Francine Seders Gallery (Seattle) from 1993-2012 and The Lorinda Knight Gallery (Spokane).