Gregory Hull is one of Americas genuine leaders in the field of contemporary realism, whose versatility and variety in subject matter are brilliantly displayed in his outstanding works. His relentless pursuit of scenic locations has taken him from the high peaks of the Sierras of California to the depths of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, and has allowed him to vividly capture the magnificence of nature on canvas. His brushstrokes are fluid, bold and expressive, becoming the vehicle for the study of light, the subject of all his paintings.
Hull earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Utah where he met Alvin Gittins, an Academy-trained portraitist whose approach to art deeply influenced him. This philosophy of drawing and painting from life, and the study of human anatomy, gave him a solid foundation upon which he has achieved widespread acclaim.
Gregory Hulls list of awards is long and impressive. Also, he has completed major commissions for Nestlé USA, the Kierland Westin Hotel and Spa, and the Meadows Del Mar Resort in addition to several important portrait commissions. He is represented in many significant private and public collections worldwide. Hulls painting Yosemite Winter was chosen to be included in the Top 100 paintings for the 2001 Arts for the Parks exhibition.
Gregory Hull has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions at the Redfern Gallery in Laguna Beach; Wally Findlay Galleries in Chicago, New York and Palm Beach; the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco, and the Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson and Santa Fe.
Okmulgee, Oklahoma, 1950.
Has lived in Utah, Spain, Pennsylvania, California, and since 1981 in Arizona. Professional artist since 1978.
1977 Master of Fine Arts Degree, University of Utah.
1973 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, University of Utah.
SELECTED AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS
2011 Book: "California Light" by Jean Stern, Molly Siple and Eric Merrel, Rizzoli International
2009 Article: "Plein and Simples" by Amy Abrams, Arizona Highways, August
2008 Second Place, Crystal Cove Alliance Exhibition, Laguna Beach
2008 98th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, California Art Club, Pasadena
2008 Article: "Solitary Strides", Western Art Collector, Magazine, April
2005 Honoraium, Tucson Plein Air
2004 94th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, California At Club.
2004 Exhibit and Book: "From Sea to Shining Sea, A Reflection of America".
2004 Second Place Award , Coastal Splendor Plein Air Invitational,September 2004
2004 "Nobody's Home" chosen for promotional materials Chrystal Cove Alliance
2003 93rd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, California Art Club
2003 Book: "Enchanted Isle" A History of Plein Air Painting in Santa Catalina Island
2001 Best Work on Canvas or Board, Carmel Art Festival.
2001 Top 100 Arts for the Parks
2000 1st Prize, Member's Exhibit, Sedona, Arts Center.
2000 Honorable Mention, Carmel Art Festival.
2000 Article, "Best of the West. California", Southwest Art, October.
1999 Best of Show, Members Exhibit, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ.
1999 Honorable Mention, Mission San Juan Capistrano Art Competition.
1999 Cover, "Malibu Fields", American Artist Magazine, August 1999.
1999 Article, "An Eclectic Approach "by Lyne Pyne, Southwest Art, May 1999.
1998 Article, "Closing in on a Strong Painting "by M. Stephen Doherty, American Artist Magazine, July 1998.
1998 Art in the Embassies Program, American Embassy, Kuwait
1998 American Artist Magazine, July, 1998.
1997 Honorable Mention, Mission San Juan Capistrano Art Competition.
1987 Golden Anniversary National Competition Award Winner,
1987 American Artist Magazine.
1976 Best of Show, Purchase Award,"Utah Painting and Sculpture" Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
2011 Annual Exhibit, Arizona Plein Air Painters, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ
2010 "Celebration of Art", Grand Canyoun National Park, AZ
2010 "The Residue of My Investigation", One man show, , Yavapai College, Clarkdale, AZ
2010 Annual Exhibit, Arizona Plein Air Painters, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ
2009 "In Search of Light", One Man Show, The Redfern Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2009 "Celebration of Art", Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
2007 "In The Footsteps of Edgar Payne" One Man Show, Redfern Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2006 "California Dreaming", One Man Show, Redfern Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2006 "Gregory Hull" Exhibit, One Man Show, Wild Spirit Gallery, Pagosa Springs, CO
2004 Nestle USA commission of 37 works, catalogue Redfern Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2003 Reunion PAPA Sale and Exhibit, Catalina Island, CA
2003 "Picturesque California", One Man Show, Redfern Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2002 "California Brilliance", One Man Show, Redfern Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2001 One Man Show, Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ November
2001 One Man Show, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ, October
2001 One Man Show, Medicine Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, July
2001 "Grand Canyon Artist's Exhibit", Forbes Magazine Galleries, New York and Burlingame,
2000 "California Inspiration", One Man Show, Redfern Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2000 "A Brush with Eternity- Curt Walters and Friends",
2000 "Scapes", Sedona Art Center, Sedona, AZ
2000 "Still Lifes, Florals and Trompe l'Oeil", John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 Group Show, Wally Findlay Galleries, Palm Beach, FL
1999 "On Location in Malibu" Weisman Museum, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.
1999 "The Light of Day ", One Man Show, , Hidden Beauty Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ.
1999 One Man Show, Redfern Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
1998 One Man Show, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1998 "The Canyon and Other Colors", Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.
1998 "Painters of the Desert" Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ.
1998 One Man Show, Redfern Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
1997 "East Coast Ideals, West Coast Concepts", California Art Club, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA.
1997 One Man Show, Wally Findlay Galleries, Chicago, IL.
1996 "Puertas Del Santuario", California Art Club, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA.
1996 One Man Show, Redfern Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
1996 One Man Show, Wally Findlay Galleries, Palm Beach, FL.
1996 "Painting San Francisco" PAPA, Heritage Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1996 Art Faculty : "Twenty Years of Excellence," Bountiful-Davis Art Center, Bountiful, UT.
1995 One Man Show, Wally Findlay Galleries, Chicago, IL.
1995 "The Light of Day", Hidden Beauty Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ.
1995 "Landscapes of the West", Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ.
1989-1996 Annual Catalina Island Plein Air Shows, PAPA, Avalon, CA.
1989 "Kindred Spirits, Meredith Abbott, Randall Lake, and Gregory Hull", Arlington Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.
1989 Group Show, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.