Gregory was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1986 and moved to Colorado at an early age. During his childhood, he attended a Waldorf school where he discovered a love of painting, sculpture, music, and the natural world. He continued to develop his skill as an artist and musician while growing up near the small mining and ranching town of Oak Creek, Colorado, and then while earning his BA in biology at Colorado College. As a student, he made a conscious decision not to take any painting courses or adopt a mentor, opting instead to learn through experimentation and close scrutiny of paintings by artists he admired. After graduating in 2009, he devoted his energy to painting and has since gained recognition as “one of the most promising young artists in the representational art world” (Fine Art Today). He lives in Denver, Colorado.
Glass and steel
I began working with glass in Atlanta, GA at the age of 16. After graduating I worked for Tadashi Torii for two years. Shortly thereafter, I attended Pilchuck Glass School and decided to make the jump to the mecca of glass working, Seattle. One of the most influential Seattle based artists I have worked with is Martin Blank. In the time span of five years I was a gaffer, cold worker, lead shipper, and his metal worker. Subsequently, we worked on color design teams for Chihuly Inc. I am currently living and working as an independent traveling artist, teaching and making work where the opportunities arise. I've always been fascinated with the idea of folklore, therefore have no social media and very little self-promotion. I enjoy having a private life and the audience must take it one step further to learn about the artist and their whereabouts.
Photography & mixed media
Artist Statement 2017
Their stunning beauty and articulated gestures.
Wasted by the proliferation of human excess?
Whose bellies might be swollen with plastic shards of “food”?
Or befallen by reflections in glass …
A deceptive promise of a continuation that ends on impact?
In my studio
I let these dead birds talk.
The act of this collaboration
This exploring, touching and seeing
Has sharpened my awareness and dissolved my sense of other.
Joshua Goss, B.Sc. Geology, MFA Metals, born in the state of Maine, is a sculptor who uses metal fabrication and blacksmithing techniques to simulate geological processes and transformations. While studying geology at Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, Joshua also trained and worked as an architectural blacksmith. In 2006 he moved to rocky mountain region to work in the oil and gas industry. After a short period, Joshua decided to return to the craft of blacksmithing and took a position working at an architectural blacksmith shop in Colorado. In 2008, he was accepted to do his Masters in Fine Art at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. During his studies, Joshua concentrated on turning his love for geology and metalwork into a solid sculptural concept. He finished his MFA thesis work in April, 2011 and proceeded to be the first MFA student to take advantage of the newly set-up exchange between SIUC and Steneby – School of Craft and Design / University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He received his MFA degree in 2012 after returning to the US.
In January 2013, Joshua moved to Colorado and started his studio, Joshua Goss Sculpture and Metal Design, LLC. The mountains are a constant and endless inspiration for his sculpture.
Joshua has exhibited his sculpture both nationally and internationally. His public art can be found in Arvada and Greeley, Colorado and Dals Långed, Sweden. In January 2018 Joshua will exhibit at the alumni invitational exhibition Metall + Metall, Steneby Konsthall Dals Långed, Sweden. In 2016 Joshua took part in Art of the State, a juried exhibition of Colorado at the Arvada Center. Joshua’s sculpture, Futility, traveled throughout Europe as part of the BABA exhibition Transition commemorating WWI throughout 2016-2017. He also participated in IRON 2010 – a juried exhibition that travelled the USA sponsored by the National Ornamental Metals Museum, USA. Joshua has been published in American Craft Magazine, Ironwork Today 3, Hydraulic Forging Press for the Blacksmith, and Ironwork Today 4. In 2017 he was featured in the series Colorado ArtBeat.
Sara Ransford received her BFA from CU Boulder (1984), where she studied under Betty Woodman and Anne Currier. She has been an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO, has taught workshops there and across Colorado and Hawaii. In 2001 she attended Alfred University, and in 2011 was awarded The Red Brick 2011 Artist Tribute from Red Brick Center for the Arts.
Her exhibition record includes the Aspen Art Museum, Arvada Center for the Arts, Harvey Meadows Gallery, The Michael Warren Contemporary Gallery, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, San Angelo Center for the Arts in Texas, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Evelyn Siegel Gallery, and the Foothills Art Center, among others. In 2017, she was chosen as one of the artists represented in the Colorado ArtBeat Film Series.
Chris & Heather Macdonald
Curators / Filmmakers
Chris and Heather Macdonald are the filmmaking team behind Colorado Artbeat, a documentary series exploring the work of working artists living in Colorado. They own FuseMedia, a video production company started in 2006 that specializes in online video for businesses. Colorado ArtBeat is a passion project, born out a mutual love for the artists and their work. Chris has worked in the film and video industry for over 25 years and Heather has a Masters degree in Art History. Learn more about Chris and Heather at www.fusemedia.tv