John Grant utilizes photography, design, and fine-art printing to evoke a visceral response to color. He received his BA from the University of Virginia and his work can be found in the collections of the University of Virginia Hospital, National Institute of Health, and the United States Federal Reserve. He currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia where he continues to produce unique and moving works.

Lives and works in Charlottesville, Virginia


BA University of Virginia, College of Arts and Sciences, Charlottesville, VA


2019 Skyward, solo show at Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, Virginia

2018 Attraction, solo show at Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia

2018 Herald 4, 12 paintings, Richmond Virginia Public Library, curated by David R. White

In the Garden, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2017 View Find 6, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

2016 Dreams, Center for Fine Art Photography, Director’s Honorable Mention, Ft. Collins, Colorado

Imagined Realities, Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont

Iconic Memory: Capturing the Fugitive, Chroma Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia

Flowers, Follies and Other Rites of Spring, Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs, Virginia

2015 Space Jamz, Humble Arts Foundation Galactica, solo show, Chroma Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia

Herald 3, main public library, Richmond, Virginia

2014 Open Studio Event, sponsored by Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Virginia

2013 Message in a Bottle, Angelo Gallery (solo), Charlottesville, Virginia

View Find, Page Bond Gallery (group), Richmond, Virginia

2012 The Unreal, Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Virginia

Botanical, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio (group)

International Garden Photographer of the Year 2011, Second in two categories

2011 International Garden Photographer of the Year 2010, Winner, Portfolio Award, Kew Gardens, London

Reveries and Beyond, (solo), River District Arts, Sperryville, Virginia (solo)

2010 Medium and Mystery, Les Yeux Du Monde, Charlottesville, Virginia

The Light Factory Third Juried Annuale, (six person international), Charlotte, NC

2009 Fairytales and Reveries, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia (two person)


University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Viriginia
United States Federal Reserve, Richmond, Virginia
Capital One, Richmond, Virginia
Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia United States Senator John Warner Alex Nyerges, Director, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and many other private collectors

Language of Color Statement

Since I can remember, I’ve been attracted to color—aware that it evokes a visceral response in me—something different than spoken word or musical harmony. To me there is something emotional and intuitively interactive about pure colors and forms in relationship to each other. In this work I decided to explore the potential of the tools that I’ve been using to create my more traditional, photographically oriented work. Specifically, the latest digital editing tools, together with my 8 color printer that utilizes archival pigment inks.

Working with the smoothest possible color gradients, overlays, and a very broad palette of colors, I have tried to create a cohesive body of work that has continuity and a sense of style that seems meaningful and provocative.

In many cases, this is meditative work, the meaning of which will be different for each viewer. At best, I hope the audience will relate to some internal and universal essence. As always in my work, a way to communicate at a deeper level.