Grant M. Brownlow is an interdisciplinary Artist working primarily with Relief Printmaking and Mixed Media Paintings.
Grant was raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he was heavily influenced by the industrial landscape of the Midwestern United States. During this time Grant was fully immersed in the culture of automotive track racing and the automotive manufacturing industry. Grant received a Minor in Studio Art from Albion college after which he continued to create work while living in Detroit, Michigan. Grant is currently continuing his education by pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts at Purdue University.
Grant employs traditional techniques with innovative processes to create intricate industrially-inspired compositions exploring his identity in relation to his familial and environmental influences. In these works, Grant attempts to reconcile with his identity by examining his strained paternal relationship during his adolescence and the environments that became common ground between him and his father throughout his upbringing. Imagery derived from these environments - automotive race tracks and manufacturing factories - appear in tandem throughout the body of work. These compositions explore the conflict which trails him regarding the reality of who he is today, how he got here, and how his upbringing has influenced and shaped him.