Collaborators and Commissions:

Will Bishop

Corner Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Arts Incubator in Washington Park

Smart Museum

Brain Frame

2nd Floor Rear

Rough House

Experimental Sound Studio

Chicago Children's Theatre

First Floor Theater

Chicago Mammals

Actor's Gymnasium



Friends, Mentors, Inspiration: 

Halldoor woodworking

Peter Halley

Lynn Basa


500 Clown

Andres Lemus-Spont

Marya Spont-Lemus

Grace Needlman is an object-designer, facilitator, and curator.   Her mask and puppet designs appear in productions at First Floor Theater, Rough House, Chicago Mammals, and Redmoon.  She has exhibited across the US, UK, Finland, and India. As a teaching artist, Grace asks questions and designs experiences that explore art in society, participation and invitation, and the museum. She is an artist guide and the co-lead artist of the Teen Creative Agency (TCA) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Grace graduated with a MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, and a BA in fine art from Yale.