Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Gregory Albright was born in California in 1959. His interest in observing the natural world, coupled with his curiosity for how things work led him to explore both science and art. Not until his second year, at Humboldt State College, did he begin to show the drawings he had previously kept secret. After a year working at the Craft Center on the UC Davis Campus, he moved to attend the San Francisco Art Institute. There he took a BFA in Filmmaking. The following year, Greg learned printmaking at San Francisco State. Greg explored a variety of jobs: gardener, waiter, design assistant, software buyer, crab-fisherman, door maker, tile setter, home re-modeler, and beekeeper. In 1986, he married June Blocklinger. Together they have three Children, Aurisha, Jasper, and Micaela. He and his family moved to Vermont as founding teachers at the Upper Valley Waldorf School in 1992. He completed graduate work at Antioch New England and received his Waldorf Teaching Certificate. Greg worked as a class teacher there for 12 years. Greg continues to teach lively art classes in various disciplines to students and adults in many settings. In 2004 Greg began to focus more on painting and the exhibition of his artwork. He founded a home renovation company to support his family and provide flexibility in his schedule for pursuing art. During the 2005-06 year he designed and built a house, “Lilac Lane”. In 2008, he began a tower addition to his shop and studio, still in process. He maintains a studio in North Hartland, Vermont.


Inspired by lyrical lines and lively colors, these paintings develop out of my feeling and response to landscape motifs and natural forms. I am inspired by the abundance and working of water in the New England landscape, in contrast to my childhood home in California. I enjoy painting the bucolic moods where I live in Vermont, and imbuing these with idealism and whimsy. The initial drawings serve as a tool for imaginative exploration, and for an occasional glimpse into the spiritual and magic al forces working within our organic world.

My work explores landscape and the moods expressed by the natural world; nature as a force with its own destiny, vitality and independence from humankind. I paint nature as personified in all of its wonder, both real and as I imagine. Especially interesting to me are the seasonal moments that punctuate the year, and the feelings these inspire in us. I often include animals, archetypes, dryads or nudes in my paintings. The discipline of figurative sculpture sensitizes me to the nuances of form and the gestures that result in form. Sculpture informs my painting, and develops my sense of nature's turgidity and motion. Likewise, painting has trained my eye for sculpture and developed sensitivity for detail and value. Color is especially important to me, and a great deal of attention goes into the colors I use in each painting.

Exhibiting work regularly, I can be found represented in public and private collections nationally. I have studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, with the Russian painter, Ludmila Gayvorinsky, and sculptor W.J. Williams at the former studio of Augustus Saint Gaudens. My studio is at the Historic Red Barn in North Hartland.

Exhibition List

Solo Exhibitions
2009 Under Ground Gallery at Artful Things, Lebanon NH
2009 Brick Box Gallery, Rutland VT
2008 Daily Planet, Burlington VT
2008 Hartland Public Library, VT: 'New England Motifs and Sketches'
2008 The Skinny Pancake, Burlington, VT: ‘Imaginary Landscapes’
2008 Cafe Santos-Dumont, Milford, NH
2007 Norwich Public Library, VT
2006 Woodstock Coffee & Tea: ‘Seven New Works’, VT
2006 Quechee Village Deli: ‘Images of Quechee’, VT
2005 Hartland Public Library, VT
2005 Marshland Farm, Quechee VT
1983 Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2010 Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Faulkner Building NH
2009 Burlington International Airport
, VT Skyway Exhibition
2008 Library Art Center, Juried Regional Exhibit, Newport, NH *Winner, "Selected Artist"
State Welcome Center, Guilford, VT: 'Large New Works '
2008 "Art's Alive", Juried Exhibit at Union Station, Burlington, VT
2008 Chaffee Art Center, "Spring Members Exhibition" Rutland, VT
2008 Maltex Building, Burlington City Arts, Corporate Loan Program
2007 State Welcome Center, Guilford, VT: 'Fall Impressions'
2006 New Work, Lebanon College, NH
2006 Painted Sheep, White River, VT
2005 Art Walls Mural, Woodstock, VT
2005 Annual Juried Show, AVA Gallery, Lebanon NH
2005 Lebanon College, NH
2005 Alliance for the Visual Arts, Lebanon NH
2004 Lebanon College, NH


Gregory Albright
2005, 2008, 2009 Center for Anthroposophy, Color Study
2004 - 2009 Saint Gaudens Memorial, Portrait Sculpture
2003 - 2005 Fine Art Lebanon College
1992 - 1996 Education Certification, Antioch New England
1984 - 1986 San Francisco State, printmaking coursework
1980 - 1983 Bachelor of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute
1980 - 1981 University California Davis
1978 - 1980 Humboldt State University

Currently: Fine art painter, sculptor
2008 - present Sculpture Teacher, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH
2006 - present Builder, Founder: Albright Building
2004 - 2006 Class Teacher, Arts Teacher UVWS, Quechee, VT
2003 - 2004 Art Teacher, Woodstock Union High School, VT
1992 - 2003 Lead Class Teacher grades 1 to 8 UVWS, Quechee, VT

2008 Selected Artist, Library Arts Center, Newport NH
2008 Burlington City Arts, Artist List
2008 Artist residency, Vermont Studio Center - April/May
2007 Artist residency, Vermont Studio Center - February
2007 Chaffee Art Center, juried artist

2009 'The Tower' multi- story shop, studio and, well, tower. (Tower)
2008 'Suite P' design and construction of new garage with solar heated efficiency apt.
2006 'Lilac Lane' Site Specific installation - North Hartland VT, Gothic inspired new house to fit in the Vermont town, be energy efficient, and scaled to local prices. (Lilac)
2005 Muralist, "ArtWalls" Woodstock, VT

Cover Artist, Summer addition, "Vermont Back Roads" Magazine
Catalogue published by Kasini House. First Fifty: Kasini House, Burlington, VT
Elio Benvenuto: A Survey of 50 Years of Sculpture, Drawing 1982
Museo Italo-Americano / Richmond Art Center, exhibition catalog and biography