DEARRAINDROP is a Brooklyn-based artist collective formed in Virginia Beach that incorporates diverse disciplines to create multifaceted sculptures and installations. Their work includes painting, collage, video art, large-scale, interactive installation pieces, and hand-fabricated musical instruments.
Part of the collective’s operating philosophy is modeled on the ideal that the greatest human capability is the ability to work together to achieve a larger goal. Joe Grillo and Laura Grant founded DEARRAINDROP in 1998 as a clothing line, Billy Grant joined subsequently. They have also worked with digital artists Owen Osborn and Chris Kuscinski, as well as painter Alika Herreshoff.