Meet Grace Lang

Meet Grace Lang

Illustrator, Painter, Sculptor

Where sculpture, paint and animated demons and warriors collide, you find Grace Lang. A native New Yorker and daughter of a major actor, Grace has creativity running through her veins. From street murals to figurines, Grace's style and vision has proved that it can take any form while remaining true to her aesthetic.

Since graduating from Parsons, Grace has released a number of different projects featuring her sculptures, pantings, and drawings. Bright colors bring a poppy vibe, while her masterful use of textures gives her work an otherworldly edge.

Her bio reads: "I am 25 years old and living in Brooklyn, where i like to draw, listen to tough music and dream about being Buffy or an alchemist. My goal is to give my demons form and, in turn, the warriors who will slay them for me. I am interested in the relationships between our minds and our bodies, as well as foreign minds and bodies. I am also interested in finding not-so-serious ways of addressing some of my own more serious fears, hopes and anxieties. Continually preoccupied with the concept of personal 'demons,' my work reflects the internal struggles that plague us all, creating visual manifestations of those dark little thoughts that are at once frightening and sort of funny. Much of my work stems from the belief that these personal demons are not necessarily enemies but, rather, aspects of ourselves that can be utilized for good. With each difficult experience, our armor grows and we become the warriors of our own worlds.

With a simple sign off "If you are in a band and need some art, don't hesitate to get in touch!

A proud metalhead, Grace's taste in music swings toward the darker, heavier end of the spectrum which has had a profound effect on her art. Her low-key, upbeat attitude is complimented by a fascination with the deeper, less represented side of the human condition. We are honored to share her view of Brooklyn this week, and her places to escape and address the fears, hopes and anxieties that she, (and if we're being honest, all of us) deal with.

Interview: Madeline Turner
Photography: Anthony Tafuro