Grant Whipple’s paintings fragment the routines of daily life to bring overlooked contrasts into high relief. An elite university encroaches on a low-income community. Ecological crisis creeps its way into the comforts of home. Tourists seeking leisure find a 21st-century world rearranged beyond comprehension. Born in Chicago, he received his B.A. from DePauw University and an M.F.A. from Michigan State University. He exhibits in galleries nationally and internationally. He is visiting assistant professor in Fundamentals.