Art critic, writer, lecturer and interviewer, John Grande's reviews and feature articles have been published extensively in Artforum, Vice Versa, Sculpture, Art Papers, British Journal of Photo-graphy, Espace Sculpture, Public Art Review, Vie des Arts, Art On Paper, Circa & Canadian Forum. He is also the author of Balance: Art and Nature (a newly expanded edition by Black Rose Books in, 2004), Intertwining: Landscape, Technology, Issues, Artists (Black Rose Books, 1998), Jouer avec le feu: Armand Vaillancourt: Sculpteur engagé (Lanctot, 2001), and his most recent book, Dialogues in Diversity: Marginal to Mainstream published in Italy in 2007 by Pari Publishing.

Interviews with Environmental Artists


Environmental artists from Europe and North America talk about their work.

Art Nature Dialogues offers interviews with artists working with, in, and around nature and the environment. The interviews explore art practices, ecological issues, and values as they pertain to the siting of works, the use of materials, and the ethics of artmaking. John K. Grande includes interviews with Hamish Fulton, David Nash, Bob Verschueren, herman de vries, Alan Sonfist, Nils-Udo, Michael Singer, Patrick Dougherty, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and others.

Grande's Art Nature Dialogues provides readers with insights into both the contemporary art world and current concerns about the environment. These interviews, with some of the most important environmental artists on both sides of the Atlantic, engage the borderline between art and what is perhaps the most pressing global concern in the new millennium‹the quality and sustainability of the environment. These dialogues highlight the political, aesthetic, social, and scientific depths of their thought and work.

Glenn Harper, editor - Sculpture

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Art from Marginal to Mainstream

Dialogues in Diversity is inspired by dialogues with leading artists who range from the mainstream to those from marginalized cultures. It is Grande's contention that the traditional centres of the art world are now feeding on the margins with the most interesting perspectives coming from such countries as Senegal, Chile, Mexico and Norway. Grande asks: “What is the relationship of art to the environment?” “How can art make us see and think about the world around us?” “What can art do to preserve the future of our planet and enrich our lives?”

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