About John Grant

John Grant is a fine arts curator and project manager for the production and installation of monumental works of art. A graduate of Pratt Institute in New York, John started his career in 1987 as an art dealer in New York City. After moving to Denver in 1991, John opened Grant Gallery where he curated 59 highly acclaimed fine art exhibitions. Concurrently, John established the Denver Center for Fine Photography boasting the largest photography curriculum in the Rocky Mountain region. In 1996 John became the Director of Denver’s Public Art Program. During his tenure he oversaw the installation of 147 permanent artworks for the City’s collection, re-vamped the collection maintenance procedures establishing an annual budget for maintenance, normalized the public art contracting processes, and brought the City’s collection to national attention for excellence. John created Public Art Masterplans for the Wellington E. Webb Building, The Colorado Convention Center, and the Hyatt Convention Center Hotel, which house some of Denver’s most prominent works of public art. In 2000 John started J Grant Projects, working directly with artists to create monumental works of public art around the country, which later evolved into Public Art Services. In February 2006, John became Director of Special Projects for the Museum of Contemporary Art | Denver. His first project for the museum was to oversee the construction of the Museum’s new 27,000 square foot building designed by noted British architect, David Adjaye. In May of 2007, John was appointed Deputy Director for the Museum of Contemporary Art | Denver where he worked on the curatorial team and with artists to propose and initiate exhibitions for the new museum. In 2009 John began working full time on Public Art Services, which is a unique company that assists clients through the project submission process, contracting, budgeting, engineering, fabrication, and installation management.