RIPLEY WHITESIDE Representation (2) Website CV
Nashville, TN | Painting, Printmaking, Drawing
Ripley Whiteside was born in 1982 and grew up in Chapel Hill and Durham, NC. He received an MFA from SUNY-Buffalo in 2012, where he also taught foundations art courses, and a BFA from UNC-CH in 2008. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions in the US and Canada, and has been a resident at Willapa Bay A.I.R., The Peanut Factory, I-Park, and The Vermont Studio Center. His work is represented by Pierre-Francois Ouellet Art Contemporain in Montreal and The Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville. He lives and works in Nashville, TN.
My drawings, paintings and prints engage with ecology in motion and the transformation of landscape. I am the fascinated and haunted by the premise that we may not know as much as we think we do about how the changing climate is shaping our present and future lives. This often leads to explorations of how we ourselves are indelibly a part of the natural world, even where we insist on our separateness from it. When looking at our landscape and beyond, how is our gaze obstructed by outdated notions of exceptionalism?