Sharon Grace is an American artist, currently serving as an Associate Professor of New Genres in the San Francisco Art Institute, who is known for helping to initiate the use of many forms of electronic media based in audiovisual technology.
Since 1970, Grace's work has been completely interactive; in 1977, she worked as an artist/technician at NASA and produced the first artistic transmission via satellite, EMITE/RECIBE, using NASA's communication satellite. She also participated in the creation of the first coast-to-coast "split screen" between artists in New York and San Francisco. Grace has published numerous articles in the field, and has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Her work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Film Arts Foundation; the Fresno Art Museum; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Art Museum of Berkeley University; the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Venice Biennale, and other international venues. Grace has served on the boards of Artists’ Equity, Bay Area Video Coalition, and Artists’ Television Access in San Francisco.
Publications featuring the work of Sharon Grace include:
- SFAI Historical Moments