Artist Information

Explorations of wildlife imagery and abstract forms highlight the sculpture of Gregory Fields. Glazed ceramic murals and pillar pieces also figure prominently in his portfolio.

Raised in San Francisco with painter Curtis Fields as a father, Gregory grew up around art. After university, he spent two decades living in a monastery. The influence of that contemplative life pervades much of his artwork.

Drawn to the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, he moved to Seattle in 2003. There he studied sculptural anatomy with Kim Beaton and discovered the wonderful properties of clay. He received his first significant public art commission in 2008.

Fields now resides in Louisville, Colorado as a full time artist. He strives to discover new ways to combine welded steel and glazed ceramic carvings. His ceramic wall art features constant experiments in surface texture and glaze colors. He is currently accepting commissions.

Gregory Fields wearing a work apron, standing with arms resting on a bag of clay and holding tools for sculpting clay

Statement

“I create sculptures that feature the interplay of glazed ceramic and welded steel. Richly textured, and sometimes playful clay forms are cradled by the solid metal. Quiet, often circular shapes hold abstract clay explorations in my smaller pieces. Birds, animals, plants, and other natural forms take shape on tall pillar sculptures or in colorful ceramic murals.

“Two decades spent in a monastery bring a contemplative spirit into much of my work. I feel a deep, serene beauty underlying the intense struggles of life, and seek to express this through imagery carved in the ancient and malleable clay medium.

“In my public art practice, I strive to understand the values of the community I am serving, and incorporate the neighborhood’s feedback in my design work. Working collaboratively is something I enjoy, and a public artwork should be something created together by the artist, the art committee, and the community for the benefit of all. I cherish these opportunities!”

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Public Art

2021Public Artist Roster 2021-25, Art in Public Places Program, Washington State Arts Commission
“Louisville Letter Play” installed in the South Street Underpass in downtown Louisville, Colorado; commissioned by the City of Louisville Cultural Council
“Wild Ones” sculpture selected for Art on the Move 2021-2022 – 3D, Longmont, Colorado
“Germination” sculpture selected for Alamosa ARTscape Art on Loan Program, Alamosa, Colorado
Town of Superior Artist Roster, Superior, Colorado
Received Public Art Grant 2021 from city of Lafayette, Colorado to install mural “Trumpeter Swans” in the downtown area
“Pollinators” sculpture selected for Art on the Street 2021-22, Lafayette, Colorado
2020“Peacock” ceramic mural installed at Community Park in Superior, Colorado; Creative Placemaking Program
“Tale of Two Birds” sculpture selected for 10th Biennial Art 2C on Havana 2020-2022, Arvada, Colorado
Boulder Housing Partners Artist Roster 2020-2022, Boulder, Colorado
“Germination” sculpture selected for Art in Public Places TAAP Sculpture Program 2020-21, Loveland, Colorado
Art in Public Places Roster 2020-2022, State of Oregon 
LA Metro 2020 Artist Pool, Los Angeles, California
2019Oregon Art in Public Places Roster 2019-20, State of Oregon
2018“Pollinators” sculpture selected for Gallery Without Walls 2018-2020, Lake Oswego, Oregon
2017“Northwest Life” sculpture selected for Happy Valley City Hall Sculpture Garden 2017-19, Happy Valley, Oregon 
2016Prequalified Artist Pool 2016-18: City of Palo Alto Public Art Program, Palo Alto, California
Sound Transit Art Program Artist Roster 2016-19, Seattle, Washington
2014“Yamhill County Panorama” commissioned by Yamhill County with collaboration from the McMinnville Downtown Association Committee for Public Art; Yamhill Transit Center, McMinnville, Oregon
Finalist, Scouters Mountain Nature Park public art call, Happy Valley, Oregon
2009“Convergence,” a ceramic sculpture and tile installation, commissioned by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, South Park Identifier Project, Seattle, Washington
2008Ceramic tile installation, in collaboration with the South Park Neighborhood Center and Aviation High School students, purchased by the Port of Seattle for Duwamish River Access Park, Seattle, Washington

Exhibitions

2021Boulder Open Studios Tour 2021, Boulder, Colorado
“Open Wall: Ceramics & Pottery,” Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder Colorado
2020Boulder Open Studios Group Show, Boulder Museum, Boulder, Colorado
2019“Small Works,” RGallery, Boulder, Colorado
2018Astract Catalyst #5 at the Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, Oregon
“Unveil Your Process,” 510 Museum & ARTspace, Lake Oswego, Oregon
“10x10x10xTieton,” Tieton, Washington
2017Solo Show, Liberty Theater, Bend, Oregon
Socially Conscious Gallery, Little Stone Project, Liberty Theater, Bend, Oregon
2014Wildfire Gallery, Clay Guild of the Cascades, Bend, Oregon
2010Boulder Solstice Arts, Canyon Gallery, Boulder, Colorado
2007Pacific Northwest Sculptors Group Show, Form Space Light Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2006Seattle Erotic Arts Festival Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Edmonds Arts Festival Gallery, Edmonds, Washington
Group show, Space Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Group show, ORSCC Gallery, Redmond, Washington
Earthworks Gem Design Studio Show, Kent, Washington
2005Edmonds Arts Festival Gallery, Edmonds, Washington
Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, Mukilteo, Washington
7th Annual Kenmore Art Show and Festival Gallery, Kenmore, Washington
Show with Curtis Fields, Shakti Vinyasa Yoga Studio, Seattle, Washington
Christoff Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Henry Art Gallery BASH, Seattle, Washington

Awards & Residencies

2017“Trumpeter Swans” mural selected as winner in Functional Art category, High Desert Design Council Design Competition
2006Purchase Award, Sculpture, 48th Annual Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, Edmonds, Washington
2005Second Place, Sculpture, 7th Annual Kenmore Art Show and Festival, Kenmore, Washington
2003Artist-in-residence at the Morris Graves Foundation, Loleta, California

Articles/Press

2020“Art installations cropping up around town of Superior,” Colorado Hometown Weekly, Nov 11, 2020. https://www.coloradohometownweekly.com/2020/11/11/art-installations-cropping-up-around-town-of-superior/
2018“Public Art Feature: Artist Talks About City Hall Sculpture,” Happy Valley Monthly, Happy Valley, Oregon, April issue
“ART|Gregory Fields,” Outdoor Central Oregon, Bend, Oregon, Dec/Jan issue
2017“Neighborhood Artist,” SummitWest Living, Bend, Oregon, December issue
2015“Public art, engaging people,” Yamhill Valley Viewpoints section, News-Register, McMinnville, Oregon, May 8 issue

Teaching

2018“Beginning Hand-building in Clay,” Fields studio, Bend, Oregon, September-October
2010“Beginning Figurative Sculpture,” Boulder Pottery Lab, Boulder, Colorado
“Mold Making Workshop,” Boulder Pottery Lab, Boulder, Colorado
2008“Tile Making Workshop,” South Park Neighborhood Center, Seattle, Washington

Affiliations

East Boulder County Artists, Colorado, ebcacolorado.org/members-2021
Wescover, wescover.com/creator/gregory-fields
StudioDoorz, studiodoorz.com/studios/united-states/colorado/gregory-fields-studio/
Board Member, Morris Graves Foundation, Loleta, California