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Joe Grillo painting Mural at Wynwood Walls in Miami

Dearraindrop is an artist collective based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.[1][2][3][4] Dearraindrop incorporates diverse disciplines that work together to create multifaceted sculptures and installations. Part of the collective's operating philosophy is modeled on the idea that our greatest human capability is the ability to work together to achieve a greater goal. DEARRAINDROP's work incorporates painting, collage, video, large-scale, interactive installation pieces, and hand-fabricated musical instruments.

Joe Grillo and Laura Grant founded DEARRAINDROP in 1998 as a clothing line. The collective is currently composed of three artists: Joe Grillo, Laura Grant, and Billy Grant. In the past, Dearraindrop has worked with a digital electrician Owen Osborn Chris Kuscinski and painter Alika Herreshoff.

In 2010 Joe Grillo and Laura Grant moved their studio to Brooklyn, New York and are producing work for upcoming exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, and Norway.

Selected Solo Exhibitions[edit]


"Facemaker", "Royal/T", Culver City, California.


"HOT GLUE HULLABALOO", "The Hole", New York, New York.


Hidden In, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Computer Game Blues, Philadelphia Institute for Advanced Study, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Scared Straight[permanent dead link], Perugi Artecontemporanea, Padua, Italy.


Sci-fi Classicsx GAD, Oslo, Norway

Qualquer Bobagem, Iconic Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal


Concrete Trees, Glass Grass, and Cream-filled Stones, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden. Swedish rock band Träd, Gräs & Stenar performed live at the opening.[5]

V-B, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark.

W.Epaminondas Adrastus Blab, Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada


Magic Brain, Perugi Artecontemporanea, Padua, Italy.


Riddle of the Sphinx at Deitch Projects. This installation was also shown at the Art Basel Miami International Art Fair.

Tylenol Island, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, New York.

Selected group exhibitions[edit]


"FACEMAKER", Royal/T, Culver City, California


"HOT GLUE HULLABALOO", The Hole NYC, New York, New York, a collaboration with artist Kenny Scharf


Mad Love, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.[6]


Dreamland Artist Club, Coney Island, Brooklyn. Curated by Steve Powers.[7]



Magic Brain


OFF/ON. Preface written by culture critic and curator Carlo McCormick.

Music Recordings[edit]


Asidd Rainn LP


  1. ^ Smith, Roberta (June 27, 2003). "Art in review; Dearraindrop -- 'Have a Nice Forever'". The New York Times. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "Kenny Scharf and DearRainDrop". The New Yorker. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  3. ^ Schambelan, Elizabeth. "Ed Wilcox and Dearraindrop". Artforum. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Laster, Paul (November 4, 2010). "Kenny Scharf and Dearraindrop's Hot Glue Hullabaloo". Flavorwire. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Träd, Gräs & Stenar playing live at the Loyal Gallery, October 2006". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-16. Retrieved 2008-12-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^

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