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Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector

Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector

Mark Grieve, born in 1965, started drawing in 1966 (primarily abstract for the first few years), until his formal education at the San Francisco Art Institute and the College of Marin, where under a series of excellent instructors he learned painting, drawing, and ceramics. His exhibition history is varied, starting with gallery settings in the 1990s, evolving to large-scale combustible temporary art, to most recently creating public sculpture. Mark is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Puffin Foundation grants.

Ilana Spector, born in 1974, graduated cum laude with an international economics degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, with a stint at the London School of Economics. She also graduated from UCLA’s School of Law. After practicing law, she became CEO of one of Southern California’s first solar electric companies. She also lived and worked in India, sold art, and consults in various capacities. She is Mark Grieve’s partner, certified welder, and public artist.

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