Sevilla Granger grew up in the beautiful mountains that surround Asheville, North Carolina, and has been painting the natural world for most of her life.Since 2003, after a spiritual awakening on Palatine Hill in Rome, Sevilla has been painting portraits of trees as a creative connection to ancient wisdom. She primarily studies the Monterey Cypress which can mainly be found in the Monterey/Big Sur area, a spiritual home for many, including Sevilla.The emotional connection between people and nature goes back as far as the history of art itself. Sevilla is seeking to update the visual language by which we convey this relationship through painting, such that contemporary audiences can appreciate its profound power in a new way.While her work is not religious, the artist is inspired and challenged by the spirituality of nature and the nature of spirituality. While she has been painting her whole life, it is only for these last 6 years that Sevilla has been studying the process of transforming canvas and paint into a meditative experience. The exclusive use of trees for this exploration provides an archetypal subject and frees her imagination to focus on the translation of this ancient wisdom into graphic form.Sevilla lives in San Francisco and works in the vibrant artistic community at the 1890 Bryant St. Studios.
North Carolina School of the Arts, Theater Design Graduate Program 91 North Carolina State University School of Design BA in Graphic and Textile Design, 89, 4 semesters on the Deans List The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fashion Design Program, 87 University of North Carolina at Asheville, Early Admissions student, Fine Arts Honors Program, 84
2009 Painting Large Juried exhibition at Dominican University July-August 2009 Wabi Sabi Exhibit juried by Dart Clark, OHanlon Center for the Arts June 2009 Tiny Gallery, San Francisco, Solo exhibition, June-July 2009 San Francisco Center for the Book Annual Art Auction May 2009 Group Exhibition at Brava Theater, San Francisco March 2009 1890 Bryant St. Open Studios, April and October 2009
2008 Celebrating Monterey County Exhibit juried by Skip Kadish, Monterey Co. Ctr. 2008 Big, Sure Solo Exhibition, Swissnex Gallery, San Francisco, September 2008 Friends of Potrero Hill Library Art Auction April 2008 1890 Bryant St. Open Studios, April and October 2008
2007 Art For All Seasons SOMArts Cultural Center, Group Show, Dec. 2007 Artworks SF Gallery, 49 Geary St. Gallery, Visual Voices Group Show, Oct. 2007 Friends of the Urban Forest Art Auction, San Francisco 2007 1890 Bryant St. Open Studios, April and October 2007
Art and Design Alumni Exhibition, NC State University Brooks Hall April 2001 Solo Exhibition, Downstairs Gallery, Athens GA, 1990 Les Jeunes Grateurs Du Mode Students of Fashion Exhibition, Paris 1988 SDA Annual Group Exhibition at Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, April 1987 Group Exhibition at Zone One Contemporary Gallery, Asheville, NC, July 1984 UNCA Annual Juried Student Art Show, 1984, 1985 (Grand Prize Winner 1985) ,