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, sculptor

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!”

CV

Public Art

  • Selected for Oregon Art in Public Places Roster, Oregon Arts Commission, 2019-20
  • Sculpture “Pollinators” selected for Gallery Without Walls 2018-2020 outdoor sculpture exhibit in Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • “Northwest Life” sculpture selected for the Happy Valley City Sculpture Garden, Happy Valley, Oregon, 2017
  • Selected for the 2016-18 Prequalified Artist Pool: City of Palo Alto Public Art Program. Palo Alto, California
  • Selected for Sound Transit Art Program’s 2016-19 Artist Roster, Seattle, Washington
  • “Yamhill County Panorama”, ceramic sculpture for the Yamhill Transit Center, commissioned by Yamhill County with collaboration from the McMinnville Downtown Association Committee for Public Art; McMinnville, Oregon, 2014
  • Finalist, Scouters Mountain Nature Park public art call, Happy Valley, Oregon, 2014
  • “Convergence”, ceramic sculpture and tile installation, South Park Identifier Project, Seattle Department of Transportation 1% for Art Fund administered by Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle, Washington, 2009
  • Ceramic 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, 2008

Exhibitions

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

Awards

  • Winner in Functional Art category for “Trumpeter Swans” mural, High Desert Design Council Design Competition, 2017
  • Purchase Award, Sculpture, 48th Annual Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, Edmonds, Washington, 2006
  • Second Place, Sculpture, 7th Annual Kenmore Art Show and Festival, Kenmore, Washington, 2005
  • Third Place, Sculpture, Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, Mukilteo Washington, 2005

Articles/Press

  • “Public Art Feature: Artist Talks About City Hall Sculpture”, Happy Valley Monthly, Happy Valley, Oregon, April 2018
  • “ART|Gregory Fields”, Outdoor Central Oregon, Bend, Oregon, Dec/Jan 2018
  • “Neighborhood Artist”, SummitWest Living, Bend, Oregon, December 2017
  • “Public art, engaging people”, Yamhill Valley Viewpoints section, News-Register, McMinnville, Oregon, May 8, 2015

Teaching

  • Beginning Figurative Sculpture Series, Boulder Pottery Lab, Boulder, Colorado, 2010
  • Mold Making Workshop, Boulder Pottery Lab, Boulder, Colorado, 2010
  • Tile Making Workshop, South Park Neighborhood Center, Seattle, Washington, 2008
  • Sculpture Demonstration, Gargoyle’s Statuary, Seattle, Washington, 2005

Residencies

  • Artist-in-residence at the Morris Graves Foundation, Loleta, California, 2003

Affiliations

  • Board Member, Morris Graves Foundation, Loleta, California