by Gregory Thielker
October 25 - December 16, 2008
Hours by appointment only
2006 oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Reprinted by permission of the artist. All rights
Gregory Thielker was born in New Jersey in 1979 and
currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received
his BA studying art history and studio art at Williams
College before receiving an MFA in painting at Washington
University in St. Louis.
In his most recent paintings, Gregory Thielker explores
the sensation of seeing through a car windshield while
driving through the rain. The water creates a shifting
lens, which highlights and obscures the environment.
Perspectives slip and compress, while shapes and colors
merge into one another. He also works with relationships
between surface and depth, between flatness and illusion.
These works are born out of real experience and have a
close relationship with the medium of painting—its
fluidity, transparency, and capacity for layering, mixing,
Gregory Thielker's work distinguishes itself by a
combination of design and technique, a synthesis of content
and form. The Boston Globe describes his work as
“sophisticated yet wonderfully accessible… it riddles the
viewer with the pictorial illusion of depth versus what's
going on right on the surface of our view.” It highlights
the momentary, overlooked, and daily interruptions and
inspires us to tap into something deeply stirring and
dramatic in unnoticed parts of our environment.
Gregory Thielker teaches studio art at Clark University
in Worcester, Massachusetts and maintains a studio at 450
Harrison Ave #309 B, Boston, Massachusetts. For images, see the
artist's website, www.gregorythielker.com.