Contact: Carrie Corbett
Director of College Communications
March 12, 2015
Visiting Artist Gregory Euclide at Memphis College of Art
Memphis, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art will present American contemporary artist Gregory Euclide in a lecture detailing the development of his relief landscape work on Thursday, March 19, 7 p.m. in Callicott Auditorium, Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. The lecture is sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation.
Euclide was born and raised in Wisconsin and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts/Studio Art and Bachelor of Arts in Education/Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh prior to moving to Minnesota, where he received his MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
His work explores nature and natural surroundings, often through mixed media assemblages that resemble landscape paintings. His work has been featured in The Nature of Nature at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 2014-15, Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) in 2008-09, Otherworldly at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York in 2011, and was presented as a solo exhibition, Nature Out There, at the Nevada Museum of Art 2012
His work has been reviewed and featured in publications such as Art News, Sculpture Magazine, Art Ltd. Magazine, Hi Fructose Magazine and Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine. His work is also featured on the 2012 Grammy Award-winning album cover of the musical group Bon Iver and on the cover of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern #43.
Euclide was awarded three Minnesota State Art Board Artist Initiative Grants through the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Jerome Foundation Residency through the Blacklock Nature Sanctuary. In addition, he was a recipient of the 2011-12 Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists.
Photo: Gregory Euclide
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