PMW GALLERY


VERSHBOW, GREGORY


DREAMSCAPE#4  20 x 30"   chromogenic print  2011






TOPOGRAPHIC#2   20 x 30"  chromogenic prints 2010






(DE) CONSTRUCTION   20 x 30"   chromogenic print   2009






WEIGHT(S)   20 x 16"   chromogenic print   2010






WAVE & LIGHT   19 ¼ x 16"  chromogenic print   2010






DREAMSCAPE#5   20 x 16"   chromogenic print   2009






(&)MEASURE(S)   20 x 16"   chromogenic prints  2010






Artist's Statement


Gregory Vershbow's photographs hinge between the imagined and the observed.  His work consists of photographic series and narrative books that combine his photography with original drawings and text. Joining the history of science with art history, and working both digitally and with experimental chemistry, Vershbow seeks an alternative experience of the past and present. 

Vershbow received his MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010 and holds a B.A in photography and biology from Hampshire College.  His books and photographs have been exhibited in solo shows on the east coast and can be found in permanent collections which include the Art institute of Chicago, the Getty Museum and the Boston Athenaeum.  Vershbow will have his first international exhibition at Gallery Kernstraße in Nüremberg, Germany in July 2010.


Biography


Education:

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, M.F.A 2010

Hampshire College, B.A. 2006

 

Residencies/Fellowships:

Artist Residency at the Skowhegan School of Art, 2011

 

Gallery Representation:

Represented by the Robert Klein Gallery, Boston MA

 

Permanent Collections:              

The Art Institute of Chicago

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts

The Getty Museum

The Houghton Library, Harvard University

The Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College

 

Books Published:

PHILIP LUSTERKO and the MEMORY MACHINE

Limited-edition artist’s book (and exhibition)

Published by Stinehour Wemys Editions, 2006

THE ALCHEMIST’S TREE

Self Published Limited-edition artist’s book, 2010

 

Solo Exhibitions:

September - October 2011 Art in a Liminal Space, The Robert Klein Gallery, Boston MA

September 2011 The Alchemist’s Tree, The Smoyer Gallery at Roanoke College, Salem VA

July 2010 The Alchemist’s Tree, Gallerie in der Kernstrasse, Nüremberg Germany

January-February 2010  Ancestral Garden, The Allan and Leah Rabinowitz Gallery at
Yale University, New Haven CT

January 2008 The Library, Exposure Gallery (Now The Jennifer Jane Gallery), New Haven CT

July-August 2007 The Library, ARS LIBRI, Boston MA

July-September 2006 Philip Lusterko and the Memory Machine, ARS LIBRI, Boston MA

 

 

Collaborative Exhibitions:

May-June 2011 bAk&4th, PMW Gallery, Stamford CT*

January-March 2011 Picturing Wall-drawings, ARS LIBRI, Boston MA*

* Collaborations with Sculptor Wilson Lawrence


Group Exhibitions:

March 2011, AIPAD, New York NY

January-February 2011 Gods and Monsters, Daniel Cooney Fine Art (juried exhibition), New York NY

November 2010 Paris Photo 2010, Paris France

June 2010 New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston MA

April-May 2010  ADD inc. (juried exhibition), Boston MA. 

April-May 2010 Master of  Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Massachusetts College of art and Design, Boston MA

April 2010 Massart Art Auction (juried), Massachusetts College of art and Design, Boston MA

February-April 2010 PRC student exhibition (juried), Photographic Resource Center at Boston University,
Boston MA

April 2009 Massart Art Auction (juried), Massachusetts College of art and Design, Boston MA

September 2008  Faculty Show,  Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven CT

March 2008  Invitational, City Gallery, New Haven CT

October 2007  City Wide Open Studios (juried), ARTSPACE, New Haven CT

September 2007 Faculty Show, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven CT

August 2007 Off  the Wall,  The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Studio 70, New Haven CT

October 2006  City Wide Open Studios (juried), ARTSPACE, New Haven CT

September 2006  Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt Germany

April 2006  Sparkling Fresh (juried), New York NY

 


Selected Reviews:

March 16 2011 Boston Globe, Creative worlds within worlds

July 16 2010 Nord Bayern, (Bavarian Newspaper), Geheimnisse der Forschung und raffiniert inszenierte Fotos

June 30 2010 Boston Globe, Scenes of bearable brightness

January 22 2010 The Yale Herald, Botanical photographs prompt evaluation of naturality

November 3 2007 Connecticut Art Scene, East Neighborboods: Gregory Vershbow  (blog)

August 2 2007 Boston Globe, Gregory Vershbow: “The Library”

July 2006 Boston Globe, Gregory Vershbow: “Philip Lusterko and the Memory Machine”

 

Teaching:

The Art League


Spring 2011 Instructor, Introduction to Darkroom Photography, Introduction to Digital Photography.

Winter 2011 Instructor, Introduction to Darkroom Photography, Introduction to Digital Photography & Intermediate Digital Photography.


Fall 2010 Instructor, Intermediate Photography


Massachusetts
College of Art and Design


Spring 2010 Student Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Digital Photography,


Students developed a fundamental skill set in Adobe Photoshop, Inkjet printing, Basic Graphic design and the use of digital cameras and learned about contemporary artists through slide lectures and photographs in Boston collections. A variety of independent and collaborative assignments included a research assignment on a photographer and an independently directed project in the form of an artist book. 


Fall 2009 Student Adjunct Professor, Alternative Camera and Photographic Processes,


Students in this course learned a wide range of handmade photochemical processes, and experimented with digital negatives and pinhole/lens large format cameras. The lecture portion of the course covered the historical background and use of different photographic processes and an introduction to the antiquarian avant-garde aesthetic in contemporary art.


Spring 2009 Teaching Assistant, Photography: Senior Projects for Professors, Abelardo Morell, Laura McPhee & David Hilliard.


Responsibilities included: Assisting students outside of class with technical and editorial challenges, participating in reviews and critiques and acting as a substitute for a professor when it was required.


Fall 2008 Teaching Assistant, Alternative Camera and Photographic Processes, for Professor Lana Caplan.


Responsibilities included: Providing students with readings, preparing chemical solutions for each class, maintaining safety in the lab, and working with students one on one to solve technical problems in their work.


Creative Arts Workshop


Summer 2008 Instructor, The Photographic Narrative


Students produced two coherent bodies of work that conveyed a fiction or non-fiction narrative. They also brought in art books and magazines every week with which to discuss roles of narrative in documentary, fashion and fine art photography.


Summer 2008 Instructor, The Photographic Portrait


Winter 2008 Instructor, Macro Photography


Spring 2007 Instructor, Sun Prints from Digital Negatives


Students combined alternative photochemical processes with digital photography.


Winter 2007 Instructor, Digital Black and White Photography


Yale
Child Study Center


Summer 2006 Instructor, art and photography programs,


Holyoke
Care Center (High-school for young mothers)


Spring 2006 Instructor, Photography


Hampshire
College


Spring 2006 Teaching Assistant, Photography 2 - Photography and Book Arts for Professor Robert Seydel

Spring 2004 Teaching Assistant, Photography 2 - Large Format View Camera for Professor Kane Stewart


Spring 2003 Teaching Assistant, Biochemistry for Professor Jason Torr


 


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