Sting by Grace Slick
Grace Slick began painting in 1989 after her last performance with Jefferson Airplane as part of a reunion tour. In the late 1950s, after she left Finch College in New York, Grace briefly studied art at the University of Miami. Apparently her desire to be an artist remained with her throughout her musical career. And memories of her career in music have apparently remained with her and influenced her during her career as an artist. Much of her artwork seems to make reference to her time as a singer and songwriter. As with her song “White Rabbit”, Alice in Wonderland references are dominant in her artwork. Images of Alice and the White Rabbit appear often in her paintings. Her paintings also include other musical and rock icons such as Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, Pete Townshend, Jim Morrison, and Sting.
White Rabbit Remembering the Good Old Days by Grace Slick
Grace Slick will present her artwork at Alexander Salazar Fine Art gallery in San Diego, California on July 10, 2010. And, according to Area Arts, she will be in attendance at a special art exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on July 24th.
Grace Slick spoke to CNN last year about her artwork and her memories of Woodstock.
See the Pop Life Art home page for links to the artwork of more than 100 actors, singers, and musicians
You may also be interested in Somebody to Love?: A Rock-and-Roll Memoir by Grace Slick.
Related blog entry: Grace Slick Art Show in Los Angeles (July 31, 2011)