For the past several years Grove’s work has been concerned with the human races interaction with it's natural environment. While there are never any figures in the work there is always the mark that humanity has left: industrial wastelands giving way to high rises, farmland and forests folding to create overgrown housing developments, automobiles distorting the scenery they were manufactured to speed through, boat hulls recording the stormy seascapes they were built to navigate. Signs of a “civilized” culture. The work distorts the landscape to show the damage we are doing to it. These are toxic environments we are creating by industry, human convenience, progress. Visually, Grove is deeply inspired by painters like Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer and strives to create photographic work that is painterly.
Grove is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in NYC with a BFA in Photography, Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. She has been published in numerous books, magazines, and newspapers and has pieces in public and private collections both in the United States and Europe. She is the creator of the group "Thou Art Mom"; which stemmed from her series of the same name and brings mother artists together for support and networking. She has curated two shows with the same title as well as others on different themes. Grove is also the creator and curator of 24/7/art an online gallery on Facebook.
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