ABOUTSimon Grennan and Christopher Sperandio's collaborative work explores the numerous margins between mass and museum cultures. The artists have collaborated on projects for the Museum of Modern Art & PS1MoMA, and museums in the United States, Scotland, Denmark and England. In 2006, Sperandio created and produced ARTSTAR, a reality television series now in its second season. ARTSTAR is based in the New York art world, and airs in the US on The Dish Network.
Their work takes the form of comic books, television, painted installation, and web sites among other media. Their working methods include public solicitation and shared authorship with people from various walks of life. They've had two solo exhibitions at American Fine Arts, a landmark New York art gallery. The pair have produced new collaborative projects in Germany, England Scotland, Wales, Spain, and France. Their works has also been exhibited in Museums and University Galleries throughout the United States.
The work of Grennan & Sperandio has been written about widely, appearing in numerous survey books especially concerning interactive and collaborative art. Chapter ten of Arthur Danto's book After the End of Art is dedicated to their collaborative project "We Got it!" Their projects have also been written about in the New York Times, Art In America, Artforum, Flash Art, Sculpture Magazine, The New Yorker, ArtReview, Art Papers, Soap Opera Weekly and others.
Grennan & Sperandio have lectured about their own work, comic books and television at museums, universities, conferences, and symposia in the US, Poland, Germany, England, Scotland and Wales. From 2000 to 2004, they were contributing artists for Wired Magazine, drawing the cover of the May 2001 issue.
Grennan & Sperandio are founding members of KartoonKings, a media company engaged in the production of comic books, animations and television. Kartoon Kings is dedicated to the production and creation of works of art and to the extension of art across audiences and media boundaries.