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Gregory Thielker

Born in Ramsey, New Jersey, 1979.

Currently lives and works in New York, NY.




2016     Between here and now, Castor Gallery, New York, New York 2016

2015     (Un)governed Spaces, Schmucker Gallery, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

2014     (Un)governed Spaces, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont

2013     Highway (catalog), Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC

2013     (Un)governed Spaces, Republic Gallery, Paris, France

2010     Spring Solos, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, Virginia




2016     (Un)governed Spaces, Aligarh University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

2015     Seeing the Elephant, Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts

College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts

2014     Road Trip: The American Landscape through the Windshield, Brattleboro Art Museum

Brattleboro, Vermont

2014     Select, Washington Project for the Arts, Artisphere Gallery, Washington, DC

2013     (e)merge art fair (Washington, DC), Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC

2013     Dialogue: Past, Present, Future, The College of New Jersey Art Gallery, Ewing, New Jersey

2013     Art With Atmosphere, Arizona Children’s Museum, Mesa, Arizona

2012     Instability, Wilson Chapel, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
2012     Washington Realism, Carroll Square Gallery, Washington, DC

2011     Wet Paint, Southern Ohio Museum of Art, Portsmouth, Ohio

2011     On the road, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, Virginia

2011     Drive by, Project 4 Gallery, Washington, DC

2010     The roads they traveled, Arthuna Temple Site, Arthuna, Rajasthan, India

2009     Seven Perspectives, Peter Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada

2009     Introductions, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

2008     Bridge Art Fair, Kidder Smith Gallery, Miami, Florida

2008     On the street, Kingston Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2008     Arthouse, Lowell, Massachusetts

2007     Holyoke Center Exhibitions, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts

2007     Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, New York

2006     Particular Places, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut

2005     Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, New York

2005     Red, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2004     Reauchambeau, Moreau Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana




2016     La Tunca Foundation Residency, Argentina (forthcoming)

2015     Ucross Foundation Residency, Ucross, Wyoming

2015     La Tunca Foundation Residency, El Salvador

2013, 2014 MUSE Fellowship, The College of New Jersey

2011     Hybrid Art Projects Residency, El Zonte, El Salvador

2010     Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Award, Council for International Exchange of Scholars

2010     Sanskriti Kendra Residency Fellowship, Delhi, India

2010     American Scandinavian Foundation Artist Grant

2010     Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, DC, Artist Grant

2010     Sandarbh International Residency, Partapur, Banswara (Rajasthan), India

2009     Neerja Modi International Art Camp Fellowship, Jaipur, India

2009     Saint Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award

2004     Stonehouse Residency for the Contemporary Arts, Miramonte, California




Nebe, Eric (Ed.). Vein Magazine (Spain), Issue No. 6, March, 2016.

“Gregory Thielker.” Artists and Illustrators (UK), March 2016 issue.

Bogojev, Sasha. “Studio Visit: Gregory Thielker’s Paintings of Roads Through Rainy Car Windows.”, February 17, 2016.

Bromwich, Kathryn. "Painting the view from a rainy-day road trip - in pictures." The Guardian,

January 16, 2016.

“Greatest Hyperrealistic Artists of 2015.” Buzzfeed, September 30, 2015.

O’Donnell, Meghan. “Afghanistan brought to Schmucker art gallery.” The Gettysburgian, September 16,


Jorgensen, David. “Panorama of Afghanistan displayed at Gettysburg College.” The Evening Sun,

 September 9, 2015.

“Celebrate India at The Bakalar & Paine Galleries at MassArt in Boston.” INDIA New England (US),

            September 8, 2015.

Sandoz-Voyer, Emilie (Editor). From Rain to Rainbows. San Francisco: Chronicle, 2015. Print.

Caseley, Laura. “Photorealistic Paintings Highlight The Beauty Of Something Completely Ordinary.” 

            ViralNova, November 23, 2014.

Lindholm, Jane. “Art and Anthropology in Afghanistan.” Vermont Public Radio (NPR), Nov. 20, 2014.


Smee, Sebastian. “Week ahead: Theater – Arts.” The Boston Globe. November 12, 2014.

“(Un)governed Spaces- an exhibition by Gregory Thielker and Noah Coburn.” Allegra: A Virtual Lab of

            Legal Anthropology. September 14, 2014.

Mattioli, Giulia. “Il realismo dell’illustrazione.” La Stampa (Italy), June 27, 2014.

Seven, John. “(Un)governed Spaces at Bennington College maps Afghanistan in photos and stories,”

            The Berkshire Eagle, October 23, 2014.

Coburn, Noah. “Conflict, Post-conflict, Pre-conflict: Afghan Fears about 2014,” Cultural Anthropology,

            March, 2014       (illustration). 

Coburn, Noah. “Afghanistan is a Mess and Other Lies that You Have Been Told,” Anthropology News,

            June, 2013.        (illustration).

Judkis, Maura. “Non-Smithsonian exhibits for ‘nonessential’ workers during the government shutdown.”

            The Washington Post. October 1, 2013.

Gilbert, Sophie. “Editor’s Pick: The Best Washington Art Shows and Events in September.” The

            Washingtonian,   September 4, 2013.

Landau, Lauren. “Art beat with Lauren Landau, September 23.” WAMU 88.5 (NPR), September 23,


Simon, Axelle.  “(Un)governed Spaces: La mémoire vive d’Afghanistan du duo Gregory Thielker et

            Noah Coburn.”, September 17, 2013.

Radiomarais. “(Un)governed Spaces- Interview de Benjamin @ Republic Gallery.” Radiomarais,

            (France), September 17, 2013.

Nigatu, Heben. “27 Stunning Works of Art You Wont Believe Aren’t Photographs.” Buzzfeed,

June 4, 2013.

Abdul-Alim, Jamaal. "Diverse in India: Fulbright Scholar Sketches Scenes along Superhighway

Between Delhi, Kolkata." Diverse Issue in Higher Education, September 9, 2011.

Jenkins, Mark. "Gallery Opening: Drive by," The Washington Post, February 4, 2011.
Wideman, John Edgar. "Always raining somewhere, said Jim Johnson," p. 65, Harper's Magazine,

February, 2011 (illustration).

Pisa, Pierluigi. “I paesaggi vivono nei finestrini dell'auto” La Repubblica (Italy), October 19, 2010.

Read, Max. “These are not photographs” October 15, 2010.

“Weekly art websites: Paintings so real-looking you won’t believe they weren’t taken with a camera.”

The Independent (UK),  June 29, 2010.

New American Paintings, South Edition, Issue 88, 2010.
Singh, Abhilasha. “When water is a theme.” India Daily News and Analysis (India), December 27, 2009.

Berner, Megan. “Magnificent Seven,“ Reno News & Review, November 26, 2009.

Studio Visit Magazine, Vol. 3, Open Studio Press, 2009.

McQuaid, Cate. “Seeing Red,“ The Boston Globe, January 11, 2006.




Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 2015

University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 2015

Scripps College, Claremont, California 2015

Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2015

Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont 2014

Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 2014

Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont 2014

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 2014

American University, Washington, DC 2013

George Washington University, Washington, DC 2013

University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 2012

The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey 2012

College of Art, Delhi University, New Delhi, India, 2010

Tajasvini Mahila College, Partapur, Rajasthan, India 2010

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts (critic) 2009

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 2009

Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington 2007, 2012

Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts 2006

Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri 2004, 2005




Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, MFA 2005

Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, BA 2002




Assistant Professor of Art, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey 2012 - 2015

Adjunct Studio Art Professor, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts 2006 – 2009

             Oil on Canvas

              120 x 160 cm

             Oil on Canvas

              120 x 120 cm

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