Biography

Born in 1980 in Meteor City, Arizona, currently lives and works in Virginia Beach, Va. Grillo is co-founder of the art collective Dearraindrop since 1998. Grillo has exhibited works in the US & internationally. Recent solo shows have been The Hole, New York and solo exhibition at Loyal Gallery Sweden. Group exhibitions include Cooper Cole, Toronto; Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York; CANADA gallery, New York; OHWOW, LosAngeles; V1, Copenhagen; Max Wigram, London; Peres Projects, Berlin; Andrea Melas Presents, Athens;Deitch Projects, New York and John Connelly Presents, New York.

Dearraindrop have had solo shows at V, Copenhagen; LOYAL Stockholm, Perugi, Padua; Kavi Gupta,Chicago; Deitch Projects, New York and PS1 MOMA, New York. Their work is part of the Leif Djurhuus Collection which was exhibited at the ARoS Museum in Aarhus, Dk and they’ve been in group exhibitions at The Garage Center in Moscow and MACRO Museum in Rome.




Education

2002 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Studio Diploma

2003 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Fifth year program


Solo Exhibitions

2016

  • Acid American, Cellar Contemporary, Trento, IT

2015

  • Joe Grillo, The Hole NYC, New York, NY

2013

  • Joe Grillo, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skarhamn, SE

2010

  • Extrabreit, LOYAL, Malmö, SE


Group Exhibitions

2022

  • UNTITLED: An Insight on US Art on Paper, Cellar Contemporary, Trento, Italy

2020

  • Fantasticheria,  Cellar Contemporary, Trento, Italy

2013

  • Draw Gym, Organized by Brian Belott, 247365, Brooklyn, NY

2012

  • Portrait of a Generation, The Hole NYC, New York, NY

2011

  • Brothers Of The Weird, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • Joe Grillo & Jason McLean: O-Pee-Chee Dirt Pile, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY
  • New York Minute, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture - GCCC, Moscow!Dadarhea, Canada, New York, NY

2010

  • Mutant Pop, LOYAL, Malmö, SE Dadarhea, OHWOW, Los Angeles, CA PortugalArte10, PortugalArte, Lisbon, PT Album, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2009

  • Sneak Peek, LOYAL, Malmö, SE

2008

  • Mail Order Monsters, Max Wigram Gallery, New Bond Street, London, UK 2007

  • Mail Order Monsters, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE!2003!Todays Man, John Connelly Presents (JCP), New York, NY Karaoke Death Machine, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY



Dearraindrop Solo Exhibitions

2008

  • 
Dearraindrop, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK!

  • Scared Straight, Perugi artecontemporanea, Padova, Italy

2006

  • Concrete Trees, Glass Grass and Cream-Filled Stones, LOYAL, Stockholm, SE!W

  • Epaminondas Adrastus Blab, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, ON Canada

  • Dearraindrop, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2005

  • Dearraindrop, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, Chicago, IL 

2004

  • Dearraindrop, Deitch Projects, 76 Grand Street, New York, NY 2003

  • Have a nice forever! - John Connelly Presents (JCP), New York, NY


Dearraindrop Group Exhibitions

2012

  • V1x - Tonight We Wont Be Bored, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011

  • CON AMORE: Leif Djurhuus Collection, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

2009

  • New York Minute, Macro Future Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy 

2008

  • Disparate Elements, Blank Space, Brooklyn, New York, NY!Chill Out! Chill Out? I Will Not Chill Out!, The Bridge, Charlottesville, VA

  • Technicomfort, Thanky Space, Richmond, VA!

  • Mail Order Monsters, curated by Kathy Grayson, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK Mail Order Monsters, curated by Kathy Grayson, Andreas Melas Presents, Athens, GR

2007

  • Mad Love - Young Art from Danish Private Collections, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Mail Order Monsters, curated by Kathy Grayson, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

  • Mail Order Monsters, curated by Kathy Grayson, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

2006

  • On Line: Contemporary Drawing University Art Gallery, Sonoma State U, Rohnert Park, CA

  • Drunk Vs. Stoned 2, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY! The New Image Art Show @ RVCA, Costa Mesa, CA

  • With us against reality, or against us!, Anders Nordby & Ida Ekblad, Willy Wonka Inc., Oslo Volta 01, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Basel, CH

2004

  • Spider Ride, Dreamland Artists Club, Creative Time Presents: Coney Island Collage Party at Bergdorf Goodman: 4 windows, New York, NY

2003

  • Paper Rodeo, Space 1026, Philadelphia!Scope Art Fair New York, at the Dylan Hotel, New York, NY

  • Psyche Out 2k3, New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archive, New York, NY

  • Version>03 Digital Arts Convergence, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago, IL

  • Totem Tour, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY!FilmStock: 3 Nights of Art , Action & Anarchy, curated by Tessa Hughes-Freeland & Carlo McCormick, NY

  • Corporate Profits VS. Labor Costs, curated by Daniel Reich Gallery, K48 and John Connelly Presents, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY!

  • Today’s Man, John Connellly Presents, New York, NY

  • Raining Elephants, Ed Wilcox and Dearraindrop, Little Cakes Little Gallery, New York, NY

  • Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show, curated by Scott Hug, Galerie du jour, Paris, FR 

2002

  • Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY


Dearraindrop Panel Discussions/Lectures

2008

  • Visiting Artist Lecture, School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

2007

  • Oslo National Academy of the Arts

2005

  • Visiting Artist Lecture, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

  • The Ecstatic Aesthetic: Psychedelic Visions in Contemporary Art Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, New York!

  • Fred Tomaselli, Gary Panter, Joshua White, Dearraindrop, Alex Grey, Carlo

  • McCormick, Moderator, New York, NY



Conference

2007

  • New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), New York, NY. Installation: Miller Panel Discussions









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Video of the opening of Cellar Contemporary with Joe Grillo show "Acid American" in Trento. Made by Joshua Dreysacker

Artworks

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12/31/2015, 2015

21.5 x 28 cm

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Acid, 2014

14.1 x 27.3 cm

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Aufo, 2016

21 x 28 cm

€ 750,00
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Gone Bananas, 2015

21 x 27 cm

€ 650,00
€ 750,00

HPSCHD, 2016

21 x 28 cm

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Journal

no category, Posted on 01/03/2018

CELLAR CONTEMPORARY WAITING ROOM

by Camilla Nacci

We are back from South Africa! While waiting for spring and for the next exhibition, Cellar Contemporary brings Laurina Paperina’s waiting room at home! The project was presented at SetUp Art fair in Bologna (1-4 February 2018).

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Events, Posted on 14/02/2018

JOE GRILLO AND LAURINA PAPERINA AT INVESTEC CAPE TOWN ART FAIR

by Camilla Nacci

From February 15 to Feb 18 Cellar Contemporary is in South Africa! We are in Cape Town, at Investec Art Fair (located at Cape Town Investec International Convention Center) with a selection of works by Joe Grillo.

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Events, Posted on 23/01/2018

CELLAR CONTEMPORARY AT SETUP 2018

by Paola Lecce

Starting from the 1st to the 4th of February, come and visit Laurina Paperina’s “Waiting Room” at SetUp international art fair in Bologna.

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Gallery, Posted on 24/04/2017

DEARRAINDROP

by cellar contemporary

Born as clothing-line brand in 1998, in Virginia Beach, from the idea ofboth artists Joe Grillo and Laura Grant, Dearraindrop is today internationally better known as an artist collective...

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