Grant Whipple's new paintings fragment the routines of daily life to bring overlooked contrasts into high relief. An elite university encroaches on a low-income community. Ecological crisis creeps its way in to the comforts of home. Tourists seeking leisure find a 21st-century world rearranged beyond comprehension. Born in Chicago, he received his BA from DePauw University and an MFA from Michigan State University. He exhibits in galleries nationally and internationally. Currently Grant lives in Santa Cruz, California, where he teaches drawing and painting at UC Santa Cruz.