Greg Lindquist is a New York-based artist and writer whose work converges at the intersection of social justice, ecology, and environmental justice. His recent paintings and participatory installations focus on applying the beauty of landscape and abstraction to raise awareness of environmental concerns.
On Thursday, April 22 at 12 PM ET, Greg will join CMA Associate Director of Programming Raquel Du Toit for a virtual artist talk and studio tour discussing his Rolling Coal project and other works that address the impact of the coal and the gas industry on our planet. This event will be livestreamed on CMA’s Facebook page.
This event is designed for adults, though children are welcome to tune in. Children are invited to attend Club CMA with Raquel the next day on Friday, April 23 at 1 PM ET, where children will use charcoal, paper, and pencil to create dystopian landscapes that have been affected by ecological issues.
Greg Lindquist is a New York-based artist and writer. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries, institutions, and museums, including Lennon Weinberg, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and North Carolina Museum of Art. He was awarded the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, Milton and Sally Avery Foundation Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, NYFA Grant, and ArtOMI residency. Lindquist completed a dual Master’s degree in Fine Art and Art History from Pratt Institute in 2008 and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program as a studio participant in 2017-2018.
Lindquist’s painting and studio projects converge at the intersection of social justice, ecology, and environmental justice. He is working on a project of paintings, writing, and videos exploring a both fascinating and troublesome cultural practice of rolling coal. He recently carried out a collaborative series of Get Out the Vote billboards and banners with Reggie Shuford, a fellow North Carolina native and civil rights lawyer, drawing connections of voter disenfranchisement between a murderous 1898 coup of White Supremacists in Wilmington and the 2020 election. The location of the billboards and banners in New Hanover County was one of the few counties in the general election to go blue in a red state.
Lindquist’s works are the in the collections of ArtOMI, New York; Center for Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Georgia; Francis J. Greenburger Collection; Golden Artist Materials, New Berlin, New York; The Richard Massey Foundation for Arts and Sciences, New York; The Laura Palmer Foundation, Poland. His work has been written about in artcritical.com, ARTnews, Artslant, Art in America, BOMB Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Sculpture, The New York Sun, and others.
Lindquist has taught courses on studio art and art history at Montclair University, The Museum of Modern Art, The New School, Pratt Institute, Ramapo College, Rhode Island School of Design, and SUNY Purchase. He also guest edited the November 2015 Critics Page in The Brooklyn Rail titled Social Ecologies on the ruptures and intersections of art and ecology and curated a concurrent parallel show of the same name with Rail Curatorial Projects. His Smoke and Water paintings appeared in a painting installation at the North Carolina Museum of Art in 2016.
Pictured: Greg Lindquist, Here’s your/ 50 Shades of Grey, 2020.