The Gallery at University Lutheran Church
66 Winthrop Street Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 876-3256

Recent Paintings
by Gregory Thielker

October 25 - December 16, 2008

Hours by appointment only

Low Road by Gregory Thielker
Low Road
2006 oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Reprinted by permission of the artist. All rights reserved.

Artist's Biography

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, and blending.

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,


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