Sharon Grace

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Sharon Grace’s working philosophy is informed by her concept that “content flies on the wings of form”. Her landmark works have been realized in various media, including telecommunications, video installation, interactive digital systems; and sculpture in stone and steel. Grace began her early work apprenticing with video/installation artist Nam June Paik and video engineer Shuya Abe. Working at WGBH and WNET with Paik and Abe, she assisted in building Video Synthesizers, including one of her own.

At NASA, in 1977, she was the west-coast artist/project leader for SEND/RECEIVE, the first interactive coast-to-coast satellite artist network. This was the inaugural event for artists to have a presence on the emerging Internet. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Award of Honor for Outstanding Achievement in Video Art from the City of San Francisco. Grace has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Her works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally in venues including the Metro Opera in Madrid, Spain, Informatique at the Venice Biennale, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

She works at the San Francisco Art Institute.