Thursday, January 7, 2010
5. Gregory Euclide
Gregory Euclide is an artist and teacher living in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. His attraction to the landscape originates from his experience of growing up in the rural landscapes of Wisconsin. Free to roam from farm field to forest edge, he developed an appreciation for contemplative experiences within the natural landscape. The complexity and interconnectedness of the environment had a profound impact on him as a child and would become the content and conceptual framework for his future work.
Discontented with the flat surface of traditional landscape paintings, Euclide began exploring the relationship between experiencing nature with the body and creating art objects that depict that experience. It is in that transfer, where Euclide takes delight, manipulating cultural codes and blurring the boundaries between nature and artifice.
Euclide currently Teaches high school and college in the Twin Cities area. He has been awarded two Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants and a Jerome Foundation Residency through the Blacklock Nature Sanctuary. His work has been displayed nationally from MASS MoCA to the Birchwood Cafe.
See more work by Gregory HERE