Will Grant was born in Montclair, NJ in 1969 and as a young child moved to Palm Springs, CA with his family where he grew up. He studied ceramics in high school and then furthered his education while attending College of the Desert in Palm Springs, CA. He spent his time in school mostly sculpting abstract figures but wasn’t very interested in academics. In 1990 an opportunity came along that would change Grant’s life and career forever.
Accepting an invitation to work in a small village in Taiwan making furniture, Grant jumped at the chance. He was introduced to the art of making furniture out of acrylic and fell in love with the material. After spending 2 years in Taiwan, Grant became a partner of the company and decided to move the manufacturing back to Palm Springs, CA were he designed unique furniture pieces and created them out of acrylic. He remained there for the next ten years.
In 2000, Grant decided it was time to go out on his own and opened a company in Sarasota, FL. As Grant continued to make furniture, he soon discovered that he could take remnants of acrylic and create art forms in sculpture. These early, experimental works were usually given away to friends and family until one day he discovered how to add color and seamlessly fuse the acrylic into unique art forms.
These mini masterpieces caught the eye of some key executives from the commercial world. Grant started to create centerpieces for Walt Disney’s corporate parties and then started making displays for various companies such as Burberry and David Yurman Jewelry. In 2005, Grant was introduced to his first artwork by famed Israeli artist, Yaacov Agam and he was instantly inspired by the movement of his pieces.
Since then, Grant has primarily spent his time creating art sculpture forms. Grant’s artwork has been featured in many art galleries around the world as well as Fine Art Juried Exhibitions throughout the USA. As artists continually strive for new creativity, Grant recently started incorporating glass, metal and wood into his acrylic sculptures. He says, “I am constantly inspired by what is around me and I rush to my studio every morning to see what new techniques I can discover. My imagination creates endless goals and challenges and the biggest reward is hearing, “I just love your work, I have never seen anything like it!“