Gregory Scheckler lives in the Northern Berkshires of Massachusetts, creating new artworks and writings. As an art professor, he teaches drawing, painting, photography and digital media. When he’s not teaching and art-making, he and his wife ski, hike and bike the Berkshires and tend their solar-powered home in the company of two fuzzy cats.
Gregory Scheckler earned degrees from the University of Notre Dame (1990), Washington University in St. Louis (1992), and Utah State University (1996). He also accomplished graduate studies at the New York Academy of Art (1993), studied for a year at the University of Innsbruck, Austria (1987-88), and took painting workshops at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy (2005). In addition, he is a proud graduate of creative writing workshops with the James Gunn / Ad Astra Center for the Study of Science Fiction(2015-17), and the legendary Clarion West Writer’s Workshop (2018).
Another kind of education happens in nature: requiring no degrees or organized curricula, field studies came to life in his youth in Wisconsin, and in adulthood in the mountains of Western Massachusetts and nearby Vermont.
Why make art?
Gregory Scheckler found that the creative arts are survival strategies, playgrounds, vivid storytelling, rich ways of thinking, and delightful functions of our core ability to communicate. Art-making includes the whole range of silly to profound communications, open to everyone.
Tendencies: Neurodiverse, liberal, pro-science, atheist
Gregory Scheckler may be contacted at studioDOTgregoryATgmailDOTcom