Associate Professor of Arts
Office: Longwood 2
B.A., Grinnell College, Grinnell Iowa
M.F.A., Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Gregory Gómez is a painter and sculptor from a family of physicians and scientists. At a young age, he and his family moved several times, living for a time in Detroit, Michigan, and Havana, Cuba, before settling in the Midwest and Rochester, Minnesota. He received his undergraduate degree from Grinnell College and an MFA Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri.
He taught at the Maryland Institute, in Baltimore, Maryland, The Rhode Island School of Design, and Wellesley College before coming to Wheelock College. He teaches drawing and painting, both introductory and advanced levels. He also teaches printmaking, design, and computer imaging courses.
Gómez has exhibited his work in New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Boston. His paintings and sculptural works serve as the confluence of images from many diverse sources. Sources are as historically and conceptually diverse as Pre-Columbian pictographs, scientific imagery, and ancient cartography. With his cast bronze relief sculpture in recent years, he has moved to larger installations and has created works for public art sites. He has completed commissions for Harvard Medical School and The Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee, FL.
He is currently working on sculptures for The Westover Library in Arlington, VA, and the Austin Branch Library in West Chicago, IL.