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Stacey Grossman

  • 781 Hamilton Pkwy, Novato, CA 94949, USA
  • Studio L

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MarinMOCA and Novato Art Center Campus

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Studio L

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About The Artist

Artist Statement

My first photograph was of brother Peter in Hong Kong, at our flat which was called Eden View. This wonderful name of our home, which overlooked the village of Stanley and the South China Sea, reminds me that my work has always integrated my love of the divine and of nature.

I am a priest in the Episcopal Church and have served many congregations in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have a deep interest in interreligious experience. During the Pandemic, I wholeheartedly embraced artmaking as solace and public statement and in this time, I have rediscovered my first joy.

Some years ago, I visited the home of William Henry Fox Talbot, one of the original modern-day photographers. In his essay “the Pencil of Nature”, Talbot was led to reflect:

“… on the inimitable beauty of the pictures of nature’s painting which the glass lense of the Camera throws upon the paper in its focus – fairy pictures, creations of a moment, and destined as rapidly to fade away.”
I love this description of the ephemeral nature of photography and I find this spirit in all of my creative pursuits. What seems like a mistake becomes a source of beauty. I find the contemplative act of long periods of looking and gazing at “what is in front of me right now” – beholding, in religious language – to be a life-giving spiritual practice.
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January 2024

Biography

Stacey Grossman (she/her) is an Episcopal priest whose ministry has taken place entirely in the San Francisco Bay Area; she has served numerous congregations as an intentional transition specialist and had a long pastorate at the Church of the Nativity in San Rafael. She has also trained as a hospital chaplain. She was ordained a priest at Grace Cathedral in 1997.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Pomona College as well as an MBA in finance from New York University. Her master’s in divinity was earned at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California. She has taught spiritual care in many places, including her seminary.

Stacey lives in Novato in Marin County, California with her Corgi Dazzle, who rescued Stacey during the Coronavirus Pandemic. She lives under monastic vows made in 2005 in friendship with the Order of the Holy Cross, an Episcopal religious order. While not engaged in the work of the church, she works in her art studio and is proud to call herself a gym rat. She has been a competitive rower for many years and is about to step back into the boat. She loves all things Yosemite and is an avid contemplative photographer.

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Watercolor, Digital Art, Photography, Sculpture, Glass

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