Grace Sippy grew up in Swisher, IA and earned her BFA in Printmaking with Honors at the University of Iowa in 2010. She earned her MFA in Printmaking at the University of Alberta in 2014. She has taught at the University of Alberta and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, as well as various workshops and demonstrations. View her CV
She has exhibited across the United States, as well as internationally: Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Slovakia, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Taiwan, Japan and China. Grace has earned national and international recognition in her field, winning the Guanlan International Print Prize (2013), named Winner of the 10th International Biennial of Contemporary Prints in Liege, Belgium (2015), Honorable Mention in the Mid-American Print Council Juried Members’ Show (2016), an Excellence Prize from the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2017 in Japan, and 3rd Place in the René Carcan International Prize for Printmaking Exhibition 2018 in Belgium.
Grace has shown in several solo and two-person exhibitions. In 2020 she exhibited her series Body Language, as part of her Jerome Emerging Printmaker Residency at Highpoint Center For Printmaking. As Winner of the 10th International Biennial of Contemporary Prints in 2015, she was awarded a solo show to coincide with the 11th Biennial in 2017. This show, titled Entre Chien et Loup | Between Dog and Wolf, exhibited for several months at the Museé D’Ansembourg in Liege, Belgium. Grace also completed residencies at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) in 2018, and at the Grand Marais Art Colony in 2020.
Grace’s interests in print media comprise of traditional and contemporary methods to create a complex visual language. Her work explores the hidden or underlying parts of the human psyche, seeking how it affect our mind, body, and interpretations of identity.