Katie Grinnan (b. 1970, Richmond, Virginia; lives and works in Los Angeles) received her MFA from University of California, Los Angeles in 1999 and her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1992; she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the same year, and studied at the Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy in 1991. Grinnan has had solo exhibitions at LA><ART, Los Angeles (2016); Diverse Works, Houston (2015); Human Resources, Los Angeles (2014); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2013); MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (2008); Aspen Art Museum (2005); and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2003). She has participated in group exhibitions held at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (2019, 2017); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014, 2012); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2010); Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles (2008); High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree (2008); and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2004). Grinnan is the recipient of a City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship (2019); the Center for Cultural Innovation Artist’s Resource Completion Grant (2012); a California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2010), an AXA Artist Award (2007), a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (2006); and a Pollock-Krasner grant (2006).
Grinnan's work is in the collections of Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond