"I like to surprise myself. Working directly in stone allows this to happen more often than planning pieces in another medium (plaster or clay, for instance) and copying them later"
Gregory Vose was born in 1947 in Pasadena, California. He worked as a professional actor from 1963 until 1975, when he began to dedicated himself to sculpture, working as an apprentice to Richard O'Hanlon. In 1977, he became a certified welder and worked as an assistant to Fletcher Benton. Between 1981 and 1990, he lived in Pietrasanta, where he worked as an assistant to Jorgen Haugen Sorensen until 1983. In 1990, he worked at the Boiler Room Studio in South Boston, Massachusetts, then moving to the Rock Garden Studio in Taos, New Mexico in 1992.
His main shows include San Francisco Public Library, 1978; Den Flexible, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 1984; Earl McGrath Gallery 454, Los Angeles 1989; Open Studio Cooperative, Boston 1990; Driskill Gallery, Austin, Texas 1992; Rio del Norte Sculpture, Stables Gallery, Taos, New Mexico 1992; San Diego Art Institute, California (by invitation, 1992); Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico 1992; Rod Goebel Gallery, Taos, New Mexico 1993; Fenix Gallery, Taos, New Mexico (solo show, 1994; 1997–2007); 'Parallel Lines-Sculpture & Photography', Taos Art Association, New Mexico (guest curator, 1995); 'Juried show', Santa Fe College of Art, New Mexico 1996; 'Los Alamos 2nd Annual Juried Show', New Mexico 1996; 'Millennium', Taos, New Mexico 2000; 'Best of Taos', Taos, New Mexico 2005; Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco 2005–2007; Rift Gallery, Rinconada, New Mexico (by invitation, 2005–06 ). His work can be found in collections in Europe and the United States, including the Frederick R. Weisman Collection, Los Angeles; Intel Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Lejerbo Corp., Copenhagen; Dietz/Parsons Collection, Detroit, Michigan.
In the Apuan-Versilia area, he has produced works at the Henraux Spa workshop and the Fonderia L'Arte, also participating in a number of exhibitions, including Galleria Comunale di Arte Moderna, Forte dei Marmi 1982; 'Giovane scultura internazionale', Castello Malaspina, Massa 1985; Museo dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta 1987; 'Il disegno degli scultori', Centro Culturale 'L. Russo', Pietrasanta 1988.
The photographs published in the TimeLine were taken from the websites:
www.gregoryvose.com, www.museodeibozzetti.it, www.jackfischergallery.com