Loren Myhre, ‘Maybe Nevada’, 2016, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

Loren Myhre writes of his work, "I grew up with a father who is a gardener and horticulturalist. We had many greenhouses on our property and at a very early age, I would assist him in the nursery with transplanting a wide variety of plants and flowers. Working in the greenhouses presented a wordless world of possibility and freedom. The greenhouse existed as this laboratory for the cultivation of beauty that could exist apart from understanding or explanation. Being inundated with the beauty and magic of that creative labor has carried over to how I give attention to works of art. The poet Theodore Roethke is quoted as saying that his interpretation of the greenhouse, “is the symbol for the whole of life, a womb, a heaven on earth.” His quote resonates strongly within me. I believe that the making of art is the restorative process of bringing a form of “heaven to earth”. I aspire for my work to be a hybrid that feels equally rooted in this world and yet having been born from another. I enjoy infusing in works of art notions of familiarity with passages of complete ambiguity. Objects that possess the ability of feeling particularized while slipping into free associative passages of poetry and profundity." Loren received his MFA from Parsons School of Design

Education

2004 MFA Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Studied with Tom Butter, Louise Fishman, Brian Tolle, Mira Schor
2001 BFA University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Studied with Jerry Cutler, Ron Janowich, George Ferrandi
Selected Exhibitions

2015 Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
2014 Nettles, Solo Exhibit-Locking Yourself Out, Then Trying To Get Back In, St. Augustine, FL
2011 Crisp Ellert Gallery, Group Exhibit-Faculty Exhibition, St. Augustine, FL
2010 NullSpace Gallery, Group Exhibit-From:Goya/To: Gooseneck, Jacksonville, FL
2008 Crisp Ellert Gallery, Group Exhibit-Faculty Exhibition, St. Augustine, FL
2008 Todd Gallery at MTSU, Juror Dave Hickey/Group Exhibit-12X12, Murfreesboro, TN
2004 Aronson Gallery, Curator David Humphrey/Group-Things They Carried, New York, NY
2003 Graduate Faculty Building/New School University, Solo Exhibit-New Works, New York, NY
Hunter College Gallery, Group Exhibit-College Art Association M.F.A. Exhibition, New York, NY
Teaching

2007-Present Flagler College, Visiting Instructor of Fine Art; St.Augustine, FL
Awards

2003 Chaim Gross Sculpture Scholarship, Parsons School of Design

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