Gregory Little & Lee Musgrave
Techspressionist Salon #19 – June 8, 2021
Moderator: Davonte Bradley
Gregory Little is a new media artist, teacher, researcher, and writer. He has been combining traditional techniques of image-making with new digital technologies for over 40 years. His current work involves the use of augmented and virtual reality, lasers, hand-ground paints, collage and 3d animation. His projects have been exhibited and presented in the US, Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. In 1999 he published “A Manifesto for Avatars”. His theoretical essays have been published in Intertexts, Intelligent Agent, NMC|Media-N, and Technoetic Arts: Journal of Speculative Research.
Greg is an Associate Professor of Digital Art and Director of XR Research and Development at Lorain County Community College. In 1992 he began teaching courses in virtual reality and computer imaging to art students at Kent State University and continued to teach related courses at The College at New Rochelle, The University of Rhode Island, Oberlin College, and Bowling Green State University. He was a visiting researcher at the Virtual Reality and Innovation Centre at the University of Teesside in the UK (1999-2000), and a visiting professor at the Studio Arts College International in Florence, Italy (2005). He has an MFA in Painting from the Yale University School of Art and a BFA in Painting from Indiana University.
“As an artist and avid hiker, I find that my sojourns into nature are converted into allegorical images when I return to my studio. Images that reflect the way experiencing life has embedded itself in my senses and every sinew of my being. Thus, both my painting and photography explore the edges of philosophical longing. I strive to make them meditative and soulful… modern, yet somehow ancient… universal in expression, yet deeply introspective… with an inner strength that is often wrapped in dreaminess.”
Lee Musgrave’s art has been featured in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally and he has been honored with an National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. His work is in the Washington Arts Commission, Art In Public Places Collection and the City of Portland (OR), Portable Works Collection as well as in numerous private collections.
Techspressionist Salons are bi-weekly artist meetups where artists can present their work and discuss matters relating to art and technology. They are attended by artists listed in our Techspressionist Visual Artists Index and are also open to interested individuals on our mailing list. The First Techspressionist Salon was held on September 1, 2020, and included artists Colin Goldberg, Patrick Lichty, Steve Miller and Oz Van Rosen, as well as group advisor Helen Harrison. During this session, the working definition of Techspressionism was decided upon by the participants as: “An artistic approach in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience.”