Grace Caiazza
Born 1994, Youngstown, Ohio
Lives and works in New York

2022 MDes, Interior Architecture, The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Awarded the Thesis Prize for Dying Differently: Designing a Death-Oriented Psychedelic Treatment Center

2016 BA, Written Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson
Thesis: A Looking of Another: Meditations on Death, Portraiture, and the Museum 

Selected Exhibitions (artist)
2024    Split the Lark, Grant Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA (as ESTAR(SER))
2023   The Third, Meaning, The Frye Museum, Seattle, WA  (as ESTAR(SER))
2021    The Dance of Attention, The Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland (as ESTAR(SER))
2018     All Senses on the Qui Vive, The 33rd São Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil (as ESTAR(SER))
             Out of Line, SEPTEMBER Gallery, Hudson, NY (as Joyeux Janson)
             Incident Report: Joyeux Janson, Hudson, NY (as Joyeux Janson)
             Grand Buffet, Baba Yaga Gallery, Hudson, NY

Selected Exhibitions (curator and exhibition designer)

2023     Voice and Vision: 2023 Winners of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Affirmation Arts, New York, NY 
              New York City: Scholastic Awards, The Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY 
2022    Selected Works, The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA 
             Perfect World, Room 482, New York, NY (as FOUR-D Projects)
2021    Adaptive Ecologies: Building on Nature’s Blueprint, Providence Washington Building, Providence, RI
              ReFrame: Interior Architecture Triennial, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
             Triple Take,  Lexington Arts and Science, Lexington, NY (as FOUR-D Projects)
2020   The Salon, The Wing, multiple locations (London, England, San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL)
2019    Serve It Forth, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
              Brittany Tucker: Studied, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY
2018    Meaning Making Mysticism, Boston College, Boston, MA
              Annie Bielski, New Art Dealers Alliance, New York, NY
2017    Recognize you when she sees you, SEPTEMBER Gallery, Hudson, NY 
              Out of Line, SEPTEMBER Gallery, Hudson, NY

Grants and Awards
2022     RISD Teaching Fellowship, Interior Architecture, Providence, RI
               RISD Graduate Commons Grant, Providence, RI
2021     Hyundai Motor Group Curatorial Fellowship, Providence, RI
               Hyundai Research Grant, Adaptive Ecologies, Providence, RI
               RISD Graduate Fellowship, Providence, RI
2016    Bard College Mellon Grant Dispersal, FOUR-D Projects, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Research and Teaching Experience
2022   Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Exhibition and Narrative Environments, RISD, Providence, RI 
2017     Instructor, Digital Skills for the Humanities, Experimental Humanities Program, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Presentations and Lectures
2024    “What Does a Person Want From This Thing: The Experimental Exhibition”, FOUR-D Projects at Portland State University’s MFA in Social Practice, Portland, OR
2023    “Agita: On Annie Bielski” at Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY            
2022    “How Artists Build Strong Towns” as FOUR-D at Lexington Arts and Science, Lexington, NY
               “Seeing/Dying: Collected Design Work” at RISD INTAR Summer Sessions, Providence, RI
2021    “The Dance of Attention” with Stevie Knauss &  Sal Randolph, The Glasgow International, Scotland