Grace Netanya

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Grace Netanya

United States

Grace Netanya is an artist and storyteller whose art combines contemporary and traditional ideas to create an art fusion that is both Avant-Garde and introspective. 

At a very young age, Grace taught herself to draw in order to communicate stories and characters from her imagination. 

A childhood of homeschooling in Florida provided her with the time and isolation to become engrossed in her imagination, and today she is interested in pulling the magical and surreal out of the ordinary and banal. 

Grace is interested in putting unique spins on existing styles and finding new ways to push a medium past the conceived limit. She prefers to use mixed-media techniques with ink, graphite, colored pencils and acrylics. However, she loves to discover new mediums and is constantly expanding her repertoire.  

Grace‚Äôs unique combination of colorful fantasy and realism has caught the eyes of the art world both at home and internationally. She had her first exhibit at the age of fourteen, at MOAS FL, and was a competition finalist with such prestigious organizations as The ARC Realism Salon, The Colored Pencil Society, and Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. She has won many awards, such as The Copic Award Grand Prize 2019, and a Third-Place Prize in The American Art Awards. Her work has also been published with imaginative art magazines such as Infected by Art. 

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