Gregory Moore (b. 1975, USA)
greg@gregmooreart.com | gregmooreart.com | 479.925.8862
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Solo Exhibitions
2013 Lost Cat, acrylic on found objects, Fayetteville Underground Art Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas
2012 Gregory Moore: Reclaimed Surfaces, acrylic on found objects, Bentonville Public Library, Bentonville, Arkansas
2010 Reclaimed Surfaces, acrylic on found objects, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas
2009 Reclaimed Surfaces, acrylic on found objects, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Portraits of Courage: Military Resisters of the Iraq War, Goodfolk, Fayetteville, Arkansas
2008 Gregory Moore: Botanical Images on Reclaimed Surfaces, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Group Exhibitions
2013 Moonflowers, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Art of Wine, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
2010 Thirteen Underground, Shift Collaborative Studio, Seattle, Washington
2009 Art for the Holidays, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Panache, Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas
Gregory Moore & Dana Idlet, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas
2008 Small Works 2008, DDP Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Publications & Press
Becky Gosnell, ed, “Top 10 best local artists,” Citiscapes Magazine, Dec 2012, New American Paintings, Issue 88, 2010
“Greg Moore Turns Trash into Art,” Ozarks at Large, KUAF 91.3 National Public Radio, Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 26, 2010
Christopher Spencer, “Of Found Art and Thistles,” Ozarks Unbound, August 2010
http://www.ozarksunbound.com/of-found-art-and-thistles-five-questions-with-gregory-moore-on-his-artshow-reclaimed-surfaces/10718
Fellowship, Cover, vol. 75, No. 7-9, Fall 2009
Leslie Thacher, “Support Our Troops Truthout Book Review and Interview,” Truthout, June 22, 2009
http://www.truth-out.org/archive/item/84725:support-our-troops
Bettina Lehovec, “Portraits Of Courage: Military War Resisters Inspire Paintings,” Northwest Arkansas Times, March 13, 2009
“Nature’s Art & Greg Moore's Art Side by Side,” Ozarks at Large, KUAF 91.3 National Public Radio, Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 1, 2008
Sarah Sullivan, “Growing Paintings: Underappreciated Subjects, Surfaces Blooming,” The Morning News, October 3, 2008

Gallery Representation & Collections

Fayetteville Underground Art Gallery, Fayetteville, AR
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville, AR
Omni Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology, Fayetteville, AR


Statement
I am interested in what manmade debris tells us about nature of “the outside.” I find pieces of rusted,
dented metal and paint on them in a way that doesn’t obscure their original texture and color. The objects I
seek out are unique in their configurations of stains, rust, and damage, and I let those characteristics guide
each painting.

Because these scraps have been rejected, they function as a reminder of our collective shadow, and
because they undergo processes that our human bodies could not withstand, they bear witness to dramas
and stories that go on outside of our daily awareness.

The subject matter I choose is largely informed by the detritus I start with. Often, I evoke or reimagine the
scene where decaying trash might be found (a field of red clover, a cluster of thistles). When I began painting
on found objects, the images that emerged were weeds and wildflowers. Now I find myself letting the metal
guide me into more diverse imagery and an eagerness to be increasingly playful with color and imagination.
It is my hope that these works provoke thought about the richness and complexity of elements we might
otherwise ignore.