About Michael Grace
I've always gravitated towards art and creating.
As a youngster in Ohio, I remember often getting my hands dirty with markers, crayons, and paint. Growing up wasn't always easy for me, but being I found a kernel of confidence in being artistic. I loved my creative, nerdy pursuits.
In high school, one of my art teachers sagely suggested I should consider a career in design, and it just made so much sense to me. I was lucky enough to earn a spot in a well-regarded design program. It was five years of sleepless nights and challenging critiques, but I wouldn't trade that experience for anything.
I earned an undergraduate degree in design in 2002 and moved on to a rewarding career working in technology and user experience. Today, I design websites, apps, and generally push pixels around wherever needed. It's a bit unbelievable to me that I can claim nearly 20 years of experience in the interactive space, and have held positions at a variety of companies across the US—but here I am. I now call the Pacific Northwest and Seattle home.
It was time for something new—something just for me and you.
In 2018 I realized I wanted to add another layer in my creative pursuits. I missed creating art for art's sake. I needed to give space to my passion for pure visual expression and beautiful objects.
I launched Michael Grace & Co as a creative venue. It allows me to combine my love for technology with my desire to create on a personal scale. I'm thrilled I'm able to offer one-of-a-kind art prints and decor at affordable prices, and I'm also excited to push myself into unchartered territory.
With my work, I aim for playful sophistication.
Details are everything. While my compositions are typically abstract, they are informed by my life experiences and tangible inspirations: nature, architecture, vintage graphic design, and fashion. My work is largely created in the digital space, yet contains natural, manipulated textures from real, traditional art tools.
I love a bold statement piece that combines the precision of digitally-aided design with a humanistic touch. My work combines graphic, linear aesthetics with more traditional, artistic elements—sometimes in the same piece.
Thank you for visiting my little shop.
I sincerely hope you enjoy my work. Feel free to reach out with any questions or feedback!
Before you go, a favor.
Please offer love to those nerdy, atypical kids that might struggle to find their place in the world. I donate a portion of proceeds from my shop to local Seattle organizations that are working to create a world where LGBTQ+ young people are free to live equally and know their worthiness. I was once one of those young people, and the support of others meant everything.