Gregory Winterhalter, M.F.A.

Associate Professor, the Hunter Division of Humanities

Everett Mansion Basement
gwinter@svc.edu
802-447-6316

Education

  • M.F.A., Painting, Pratt Institute, School of Graduate Art, 1969
  • B.F.A., Painting, School of Arts, Boston University, 1967
  • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
  • Oak Bluffs Cottage Pottery, 2004-2009

Teaching experience

  • Associate professor, Hunter Division of Humanities, Southern Vermont College, 1989-present
  • Adjunct professor, Studio Art and Humanities, Southern Vermont College, 1980-1989
  • Educational Programs Director, Northern Berkshire Council of the Arts, 1985-1989

Courses

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Graphics
  • Film
  • Art history
  • Visual design
  • Topics in Humanities

Research interests

I am a painter, mixed-media, handmade paper and ceramic artist who has exhibited in galleries, museums and other visual art events in New York and New England. My work is in several institutions and numerous private collections.

Why I teach

According to the Dutch abstract artist, Piet Mondrian, "the position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel." As a visual artist, I see myself as a medium through which others can perceive the depth and essential beauty, order and harmony of life. I carry this same philosophy into the teaching of students in my humanities and studio art courses. My energy, passion and interest are constantly renewed by assisting and providing guidance to students. Teaching is a process of revelation that is always regenerating itself. It is about the energy of the human experience.

Exhibits

  • Window Works, Bennington, 2009
  • Bennington Moosefest, 2006/2009
  • Bennington Museum, 2007
  • Center for Medical Humanism, Southwest Vermont Medical Center, 2002
  • Hip Pocket Gallery, Williamstown, Mass., 1989, 1992
  • Ars Nova Gallery, North Adams, Mass., 1988
  • Christine Price Art Gallery, Castleton State College, Castleton, Vt., 1987
  • Vermont Governor’s Gallery, Montpelier, Vt., 1986

Favorite Book

Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut

Favorite Movie

Casablanca directed by Michael Curtiz

Best part of being at SVC

The college is a small school that offers large opportunities for academic and personal growth. One of its best aspects is the close relationships between faculty and students. It is exciting to watch students evolve into mature professional adults who become solid, intelligent and productive members of their communities. As a faculty member, I’ve been privileged to know many personal stories of transformation that are truly meaningful and significant. And I am grateful for the experience.

HIGHLIGHTS

June 2013 - Professor Greg Winterhalter participated in the seminar on Dutch Art, Patrons, and Markets at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, June 23–28. The seminar was led by Catherine Scallen, chair of the Department of Art History and Art at Case Western Reserve University and author of Rembrandt, Reputation, and the Practice of Connoisseurship.

April 2011 - Gave faculty speech at Honors Convocation - read more.

Professor Winterhalter was honored as a finalist for the Engaged Scholar Award at the Vermont Campus Compact Awards Recognition and Reception on April 1, 2009, at UVM.