September 1-December 29, 2017
State Law Library in the State Capitol
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Holly DeGrote is an abstract painter living in northwest Iowa. With over 10 years of experience working in libraries, DeGrote’s work finds its inspiration in book illustrations and diagrams. Curiosity and discovery are forefront as she creates imagery that seems at once geometric and natural, careful and loose, familiar and foreign.
Holly received her Master of Fine Arts from Illinois State University in Painting and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from St. Cloud State University in Painting. Recent shows include a solo show at the Nobles County Art Center in Worthington, Minnesota, SCSU Alumni Show at the Paramount Arts Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Sense of Place at the Jan Brandt Gallery in Bloomington, Illinois, and Deconstucted / Reconstructed at New Bohemian Gallery in Brainerd, Minnesota. In 2012, Holly received an Individual Artist Grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council. She lives in Sheldon, Iowa where she works as the Title III Grant Activity Director and an art instructor at Northwest Iowa Community College.