Elizabeth Grant

Elizabeth Grant of Saint John will be working towards a Masters of Arts in Art Business at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. The jury noted that Ms. Grant is a gifted painter and critical writer with a deep and thoughtful commitment to art and visual culture. Her commitment to critical discourse answers a recognised need for professional growth and development across the sector.


From Saint John, New Brunswick, Elizabeth Grant is currently enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Art Business at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York.

With a background as an artist and writer, Elizabeth exhibited work and spent time living in Canada, the UK and Germany prior to moving to New York to pursue her studies in the fall of 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University, and in 2013 she graduated with Merit from the Masters of Letters in Fine Art Practice degree at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.

As a writer on the visual arts, Elizabeth has published reviews and comment pieces on contemporary art for the web blog of Apollo Magazine in the UK, as well as Canadian Art, this is tomorrow and ART PAPERS in the United States.

Represented as a visual artist by the Buckland Merrifield Gallery in Saint John, Elizabeth’s paintings have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, and in 2016 she received her second grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. In 2015 she was named one of three winners of the Saint John Professional Artists’ Fund Prize, and she was also a finalist for the 2007 RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

Complete List of Publications


  • Grant, Elizabeth. Exhibition Review of Mystery and Benevolence at the American Folk Art Museum, New York. ART PAPERS, July-August 2016 Issue.
  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘SappyFest Artist Residency Melds Art, Music, Collaboration and Chaos’, Canadian Art, 18 May 2016 [Online]. Available at: https://canadianart.ca/reviews/deep-swamp-magic-new-sappyfest-residency-marries-artmusic/
  • Grant, Elizabeth. Exhibition Review of Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, from here to ear v.19. Montreal. this is tomorrow, 30 March 2016 [Online]. Available at: http://thisistomorrow.info/articles/celeste-boursier-mougenot-from-here-to-ear-v.19


  • Grant, Elizabeth. Exhibition Review of the Sobey Art Award at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax. this is tomorrow, 4 November 2015 [Online]. Available at: http://thisistomorrow.info/articles/2015-sobey-art-award
  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘The Sobey Art Award is Canada’s Turner Prize – so why does nobody know about it?’, The Muse Room, the web blog of Apollo Magazine, 21 October 2015 [Online]. Available at: http://www.apollo-magazine.com/the-sobey-art-award-is-canadas-turner-prize-so-why-doesnobody-know-about-it/
  • Grant, Elizabeth. Exhibition Review of Tanya Busse – ROBO SHE at Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton. Canadian Art, Summer 2015 Issue.
  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘The Vice guide to good intentions?’ openDemocracy, 21 August 2015 [Online]. Available at: https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/elizabeth-grant/vice-guide-to-good-intentions
  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘The trouble with Mother Canada’ openDemocracy, 22 June 2015 [Online]. Available at: https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/elizabeth-grant/trouble-with-mother-canada
  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘The BBC’s Big Painting Challenge is not the publicity British art needs’, The Muse Room, the web blog of Apollo Magazine, 12 March 2015 [Online]. Available at: http://www.apollo-magazine.com/bbcs-big-painting-challenge-publicity-british-art-needs/
  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘Harper’s Bizarre: anti-terror legislation targets Indigenous women’, openDemocracy, 3 April 2015 [Online]. Available at: https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/elizabeth-grant/harpers-bizarre-why-canadian-pmsantiterror-legislation-is-bringing-home-fear


  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘From the mass market to the museum: ‘Warhol Mania’ in Montreal’, The Muse Room, the web blog of Apollo Magazine, 25 November 2014 [Online]. Available at: http://www.apollo-magazine.com/mass-market-museum-warhol-mania-montreal/
  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘Missing and murdered: Am I next?’, openDemocracy, 27 October 2014 [Online]. Available at: https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/elizabeth-grant/missing-and-murdered-am-i-next
  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘Diagnosed in the dock? Gun control and mental health in Canada’, openDemocracy, 18 August 2014 [Online]. Available at: https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/elizabeth-grant/diagnosed-in-dock-gun-control-andmental-health-in-canada-0
  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘Not present: Marina Abramovic at the Serpentine’, The Muse Room, the web blog of Apollo Magazine, 8 July 2014 [Online]. Available at: http://www.apollo-magazine.com/not-present-marina-abramovic-serpentine/
  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘What’s in a name? A lot if you’re talking Aboriginal title’, openDemocracy, 2 July 2014 [Online]. Available at: https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/elizabeth-grant/whats-in-name-lot-ifyou%E2%80%99re-talking-aboriginal-title
    Grant, Elizabeth. ‘The soft approach to public art’, The Muse Room, the web blog of Apollo Magazine, 12 June 2014 [Online]. Available at: http://www.apollo-magazine.com/soft-approach-public-art/
  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘When Video Is Virtue: Bill Viola Takes The Cathedral’, Canadian Art, 10 June 2014 [Online]. Available at: http://www.canadianart.ca/reviews/2014/06/10/bill-viola/
  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘Stars in whose eyes? The lack of women artists in Bailey’s Stardust’, The Muse Room, Apollo Magazine, 7 June 2014 [Online]. Available at: http://www.apollo-magazine.com/stars-whose-eyes-lack-women-artists-baileys-stardust/
  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘Remembering Glasgow’s Mackintosh Building’, openDemocracy, 7 June 2014 [Online]. Available at: http://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/elizabeth-grant/remembering-glasgows-mackintoshbuilding
  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘A choir of lost voices: The murder of Loretta Saunders and Canada’s missing women’, openDemocracy, 17 March 2014 [Online]. Available at: http://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/elizabeth-grant/choir-of-lost-voices-murder-of-lorettasaunders-and-canadas-missing-women


  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘A very German myth: feral boys and the conflict between civilization and culture’, openDemocracy, 28 August 2013 [Online]. Available at: http://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/elizabeth-grant/very-german-myth-feralboys-and-conflict-between-civilization-and
  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘Saving NSCAD: Why Art Education Could Save Us, But First We Must Save It’, openDemocracy, 20 March 2013 [Online]. Available at: http://www.opendemocracy.net/elizabeth-grant/saving-nscad-why-art-education-could-saveus-but-first-we-must-save-it


  • Grant, Elizabeth. ‘Missing Women: unequal lives in Canada’, openDemocracy, 25 March 2012 [Online]. Available at:
  • Grant, Elizabeth ‘Pretzel swastikas and Döner killings: are Germany’s good intentions becoming its fatal flaw?’ openDemocracy, 10 April 2012 [Online]. Available at: http://www.opendemocracy.net/elizabeth-grant/pretzel-swastikas-and-döner-killings-aregermany’s-best-intentions-becoming-its-fata
  • • PUBLICATIONS AS AN ARTIST Royal Bank of Canada (2007) RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Exhibition held at the Ontario College of Art and Design September 2007 and cross-Canada tour until 2008 [Exhibition Catalogue]
  • The Beaverbrook Art Gallery (2007) Site/ Specific/ Sight / Site/ Spécifique/ Scène / Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition held at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton Canada October 2007-January 2008 [Exhibition Catalogue]
  • • PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATION WORK Grant, Dr. J.E. (2013) The Critical Imagination. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 26, 47, illus.
    Editorial (2011) Kulturaustausch Magazin Ausgabe II & III. Berlin: ConBrio Verlag, pp. 12-13, illus.