Gregory Kitterle

Gregory Kitterle

Randolph, MA, United States

About Gregory Kitterle

The influence for my work stems from my interest in how the eye leads and is lead. The majority of how and what one sees is fragmentary and laced with ambiguity as demonstrated through experiments in cognitive visual research. Using the innate properties of my chosen materials within formalist drawing and painting concerns,I seek to exploit this ambiguity to allow the mark to be a marker. As the mark and ground is "seen into" and "seen as" the ambiguity gives way to fluid interpretation giving rise to autonomy of meaning. This then re-emphasizes this process, creating an active circular visual dialogue.

My choices of materials in the presented work are pencil, dry and wet pigment and Venetian plaster. The plaster, made according to traditional fresco formulation, is polished through sanding and directs the drawing process through irregularities in its surface. Colors added to the plaster enhance this surface. The edges of these irregularities form lines, suggesting shapes that through further drawing or painting are developed into imagery with no preconceived narrative content. The goal of this process is to engage the viewer in the creative act by allowing autonomy of meaning. In this way, the viewer's interpretation becomes as valid as the artists'. This active looking gives the viewer an insight, through this open-ended process, into the choices an artist makes in the production of the work.

Education

Briefly attended Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
MFA Art Institute/Lesley College Boston/Cambridge, MA

Events

2019 May 16-192019 The Other Art Fair Chicago, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2018 May 3-6The Other Art Fair NYC, Brooklyn Expo Center, Brooklyn NY2017
Oct.6,2017- April 6, 2018, Beyond the Gift of Time:RAiR@50 Roswell Museum Roswell,NM
Sept.2 - Oct. 7 2017 Hallspace Drawing Project UNVEILED Hallspace Gallery, Dorchester,MA
June 1-4th The Other Art Fair NYC, Brooklyn Expo Center, Brooklyn NY

Exhibitions

2020 Boomer Gallery, Online exhibit
2019 The Other Art Fair Chicago, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2018 The Other Art Fair NYC, Brooklyn Expo Center, Brooklyn NY
2017
Beyond the Gift of Time:RAiR@50 Roswell Museum Roswell,NM
UNVEILED 2017 Drawing Project, Hallspace Gallery, Dorchester,MA
The Other Art Fair NYC, Brooklyn NY
2015
Drawing Project, Hallspace Gallery,
Dorchester,MA
2014
Unlock: A very non PC Exhibition, Blue Wave Gallery, Amesbury, MA
Drawing Project, Hallspace Gallery, Dorchester,MA
2013
GQG: Five Years of Synergy, Good Question Gallery @ Skylight Gallery, NY,NY
OBJECTIFIED AIB/MFA Alumni Biennial Exhibition, Washburn Hall, Cambridge MA
Wandering Mind: An Exploration of the Subconscious, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough,NH
2012
PREVAILING STRUCTURES, Good Question Gallery @ Dumbo Spot, Brooklyn, NY
THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT, Gallery Della Piana, Hamilton, MA (curator)
INSIGHTS INTO SURFACE, Community College of Rhode Island, Lincoln, RI*
2011
INSIGHTS INTO SURFACE, Centerstage Gallery, Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA*
TRANFIGURATIONS: Surrealist Visions, Amazing Things Gallery, Framingham, MA
MFAconnects@POSTAIB.edu: MFA in Visual Arts Alumni Show, Fourth Wall Gallery, Boston, MA and Hargate Gallery, Concord, NH
2010
MATERIALITY, Dugan Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
TREES, Gallery Della Piana, Wenham, MA
2009
SELECTIVE EXPRESSIONS, Abington, MA
LITTLE ITALY, Gallery Della Piana, Wenham, MA
2008
GALLERY 370, Hopkinton MA
2007
BOSTON YOUNG CONTEMPORARIES, Gallery 808, Boston, MA
BEYOND THE GIFT OF TIME, Roswell Museum,
Roswell, NM (catalogue)
BOSTON FRAME WORKS, Boston, MA*
2006
SUMMER SHOW Gallery 181, Lawrence, MA
UNITED SOUTH END ARTISTS’ ANNIVERSARY EVENT AND SHOW United South End Settlements Boston, MA
2008
DECORDOV A MUSEUM Corporate Loan Program, Lincoln, MA
BOSTON OPEN STUDIO an Exhibit of Boston Open Studio Artists throughout City Hall, Boston, MA
2005
FLIGHTS OF FANCY/ ARTIST MADE KITES Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
DECORDOVA MUSEUM Corporate Loan Program, Lincoln, MA
2003
C DUELL ARTS/GALLERY Boston, MA
DECORDOVA MUSEUM Corporate Loan Program, Lincoln, MA
CLAIRMONT CAFE, Boston, MA*
2000
ARTICULATIONS OF ARTISTIC VISION Raymond Lawrence Gallery, Atlanta, GA
ART COMPLEX MUSEUM, Duxbury, MA
DECORDOVA MUSEUM Corporate Loan Program, Lincoln, MA
1998
PREMIO PITTURA PRIMAVERA SOCIET A' DANTE ALEGHIERl Dante Aleghieri Society Cambridge, MA
MEMBERS SHOW Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA
DECORDOVA MUSEUM Corporate Loan Program, Lincoln,MA
FOUR FROM THE 4TH: ELLISON CENTER FOR THE ARTS Duxbury, MA
1997
ART & RELIGION: THE MANY FACES OF FAITH Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies & Villanova Art Gallery (catalogue)
HIGGINS GALLERY: Barnstable Community College Barnstable,MA
ELLISON CENTER FOR THE ARTS Duxbury, MA*
MEMBERS SHOW Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA
1996
DECORDOVA MUSEUM Corporate Loan Program, Lincoln, MA
BENIN CASA Orvieto, Italy*
1995
THE FIGURE TODAY Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
ART MAKING IN BOSTONS WAREHOUSE DISTRICT Federal Reserve Gallery, Boston, MA
CREIGER-DANE GALLERY, Boston, MA
1992
PAPER PRAYERS/ANYTHING BUT Gallery Naga & Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
GALLERY PERTUTTI Boston, MA *
1991
GALLERY PERTUTTI Boston, MA *
1989
NEW ARTS: The Gloria Wilcher Memorial Exhibition Currier Gallery of American Art,Manchester, NH
ACCURATE ART GALLERY Sacramento, CA*
NEW ARTISTS @ ACCURATE ART GALLERY Sacramento, CA
1988
WITHIN: South End Artists Exhibition Boston Center for the Arts Boston, MA
PERSONAL MYTHS Artists Foundation Gallery, Boston, MA
1984
INDOOR/OUTDOOR Fort Point Community Arts Gallery, Boston, MA
BACK-TO-BACK Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
HELEN BUMPUS GALLERY Duxbury, MA*
1981
MONTSERRAT COLLEGE OF ART Beverly, MA*
1980
ROSWELL MUSEUM Roswell, NM* (catalogue)