About Céline

Céline Grenier was born in San Francisco, California, and raised in the Bay Area at the time of its transformation from two-lane roads running through orchards to freeways racing through suburban sprawl. She attended a Catholic grammar school, a public high school, and at sixteen was a foreign exchange student in Spain and France. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a BFA and from San Jose State University with an MA in linguistics. She also studied at the California College of Arts in Oakland and The Studio School in New York City. She has traveled widely and held many jobs, part-time and full-time, from factory worker to university lecturer. She has maintained her focus on art throughout. She is married and lives on the coast of northern California. 

Her work has been shown in one-woman and group shows in Seattle, San Jose and Santa Cruz and is held in private collections in the US and Europe.

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I enjoy working in many different media and am inspired by many things. I work from life, from photos and from my imagination. I read and listen to a great deal of national and international news, which sometimes leads to my choice of subject matter and often determines my mood. I need the peace I get from concentration and focus on process. I appreciate the abstract always found in the figurative. We live in a world of constant, varied, visual stimulation:  When I close my eyes, I can produce an “inner slide show.” My styles are drawn from this mental storehouse of imagery. I like to think that my individual pieces speak for themselves. 


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I can have a high-quality reproduction made of virtually any piece on this site at the same size or smaller. A reproduction is typically 15 - 30% of the original work's price. Please contact me using the contact button above left for price and availability inquiries.