GREGORY VERSHBOW (American, b. 1982)
Vershbow earned his MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010 and a BA from Hampshire College in 2006. His books and photographs have been exhibited in solo shows on America’s east coast and can be found in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Boston Athenaeum.
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. His most recent projects are Art in a Liminal Space and The Alchemist's Tree.
Art in a Liminal Space, on exhibit at the Robert Klein Gallery, is an ongoing series for which Vershbow travels to different museums and archives to photograph works of art in storage and restoration. In these seemingly still and otherwise unobserved spaces between exhibition and non-exhibition, Vershbow calls attention to dramatic interactions between objects and materials. Vershbow’s hope for Art in a Liminal Space is to better understand the power of art in the absence of an audience.
Vershbow completed an artist residency at the Skowhegan School of Art in the summer of 2011. He is currently an adjunct professor of photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Art Institute of Chicago
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Smith College, Northampton, MA
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.