Grace Wing was born on October 30, 1939, in Evanston, a suburb of Chicago, IL. Her Family moved to Southern California in the mid ’40s, and finally settled in Palo Alto, California . Grace stayed in the Bay Area until she left to attend Finch College in New England, and later the university of Miami where she studied art before returning to SF shortly before she joined the Great Society in 1965. Shortly thereafter she and some of the members of Great Society including Darby Slick, the brother of her future husband, Jerry Slick, formed the Jefferson Airplane and recorded the now classic songs White Rabbit and Somebody to Love.
Through the next 25 years Grace participated in several incarnations of the band including The Jefferson Starship, Starship and several solo albums with Paul Kantner. Grace retired from Rock and Roll in 1989 and began a new career in the visual arts in the mid 90’s. Her first show was in Ft Lauderdale Fl, in 2000. Since then she has had over 100 exhibits and is represented by some of the best Galleries in the US and Europe. The portraits of her rock contemporaries contain a certain mystique that comes from Grace’s personal relationships. Her nudes are somewhat minimal pieces that suggest the Japanese sumi ink style of painting that is so difficult to master. The Wonderland pieces are a visual version of the song White Rabbit. The originals for this series are done on scratchboard to give them the intense detail.