Biography

Dearraindrop is an artist collective based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dearraindrop incorporates diverse disciplines that work together to create multifaceted sculptures and installations. Part of the collective's operating philosophy is modeled on the idea that our greatest human capability is the ability to work together to achieve a greater goal. DEARRAINDROP's work incorporates painting, collage, video, large-scale, interactive installation pieces, and hand-fabricated musical instruments.

Joe Grillo and Laura Grant founded DEARRAINDROP in 1998 as a clothing line. The collective is composed of three artists: Joe Grillo, Laura Grant, and Billy Grant.

In the past, Dearraindrop has worked with a digital electrician Owen Osborn Chris Kuscinski and painter Alika Herreshoff. 

Nowdays the collective is working mostly on clothing.

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Journal

no category, Posted on 01/03/2018

CELLAR CONTEMPORARY WAITING ROOM

by Camilla Nacci

We are back from South Africa! While waiting for spring and for the next exhibition, Cellar Contemporary brings Laurina Paperina’s waiting room at home! The project was presented at SetUp Art fair in Bologna (1-4 February 2018).

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Events, Posted on 23/01/2018

CELLAR CONTEMPORARY AT SETUP 2018

by Paola Lecce

Starting from the 1st to the 4th of February, come and visit Laurina Paperina’s “Waiting Room” at SetUp international art fair in Bologna.

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Gallery, Posted on 24/04/2017

DEARRAINDROP

by cellar contemporary

Born as clothing-line brand in 1998, in Virginia Beach, from the idea ofboth artists Joe Grillo and Laura Grant, Dearraindrop is today internationally better known as an artist collective...

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Publications, Posted on 20/04/2017

JOE GRILLO ON ART RECORD COVERS BY TASCHEN

by cellar contemporary

Two Dearraindrop artworks for record covers are included in the new Taschen edition by Francesco Spampinato. Since the dawn of modernism, visual and music production have had a particularly intimate relationship. From Luigi Russolo’s 1913 Futurist manifesto L’Arte dei Rumori...

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