Neighborhood landscapes, buildings, people, animals, still life
Ursula Gullow is a visual artist living in Asheville, NC. Her paintings and collaborative projects are examinations of self portraiture, crowds, public spaces, and the shifting periphery between individual and collective.
Gullow's background in social theory and service work inform her artistic investigation into cultural dynamics, historical events, and the visual gestalt of large assemblies of people. Her paintings are created in multiple layers, and her installations reveal sub-surfaces that insinuate repressed histories and psycho-social tiers of individuals, landscapes, and cultures.
Gullow grew up on a dairy farm in Delaware County, NY. She received a BA in Sociology from the State University of New York at New Paltz, NY (1994), and has been exhibiting her paintings nationally since 2001. Gullow was an artist-in-residence at Gil-Society in Akureyri, Iceland (2005) and at Artspace in Raleigh, NC (2017). She is a recipient of the North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant (2009) and Penland School of Craft's Williams and Womble Scholarship (2014). Gullow's paintings are currently exhibited at Haen Gallery in Asheville, NC, and she is an art instructor at A-B Technical Community College in Asheville, NC.
For more information about Ursula Gullow's studio practice and projects please visit her blog.