About the Artist

Gregory Gómez ’80

Gregory Gomez '80 stands proudly in the center of newly installed sculpture in the front of the HSSC
(Photo by Justin Hayworth/Grinnell College)

Gregory Gómez is a painter and sculptor from a family of physicians and scientists. From a younger age his family moved several times, living for a time in Havana Cuba, Detroit, Minnesota, St. Louis, and Baltimore, before he settled in Boston.

From singular and gallery scale relief sculpture installations Gómez moved into creating sculpture for public spaces. His body of work for public sites includes works for Harvard Medical School, The Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee, Florida, and Addison Elevated Train Station and Austin Branch Library in Chicago, Illinois. He has permanent works installed in the Williamson College of Business Administration, in Ohio, and is working on a commission for a transit center in Montpelier, Vermont.

Gómez looks to nature, graphic scientific and mathematical information, language, and other archetypical forms to inform his work. The resulting sculptures, paintings and drawings are mysterious, cryptic messages filled with symbology that draw viewers in with uncertain meaning, and their visually and tactilly rich surfaces. Such works serve as open metaphors, for viewers to apply their own meaning.

Gregory Gómez has taught at the Maryland Institute, in Baltimore Maryland, The Rhode Island School of Design, and Wellesley and Wheelock Colleges, in Boston. He is currently an Associate Faculty of Sculpture at Boston University.

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