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Grue is a native of Southern WV, hailing from a long line of horse thieves, moonshiners, hell-raisers, and granny witches. They received their BFA in fine art and BA in Art history from WVU in 2009. In 2012, they completed their MFA in printmaking from NIU. Along with memberships to various art centers, Grue is a committee member for the William Way LGBTQ Community Center Art Board. Their work has been featured in publications such as Fiber Art Now and exhibited internationally.


My name is Grue

Ill Wind Studios was founded in 2019. Originally focusing on woodcuts my work now is an exploration of fiber, Appalachia, and intergenerational trauma as it relates to my own family history as well as to West Virginia. Though currently based in Philadelphia, Ill Wind Studios continues to work with and exhibit in spaces located in Appalachia.

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