Patrick Grigsby is a lecturer in art education and the graduate information coordinator in the School of Art + Art History.
Grigsby’s recent teaching activities present drawing as a means of producing evidence to inform meaning in our nowness. Directing lessons in drawing and printmaking, he encourages students to identify unexpected results from their own quantity of vigorous drawing and collecting.
Grigsby leans upon print media itself to relay contextual and metaphorical themes. The technological evolution of news, print and electronic publishing mirrors trends and pressures throughout American culture. Halftones, color separations, values and reversals are each terms attributed to the fidelity of quality print reproduction. A poetic investigation of these industry standards of measure transforms them into charged definitions with ironic parallels to the complexion of contemporary life in America.
Grigsby earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from the University of Florida in 1993. After working as a designer for several years, he joined the faculty in Graphic Design Technology at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL in 1996. In 2006, Patrick returned to the University of Florida School of Art and Art History to concentrate on his love for print and lithography in a Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking, which he completed in 2009. Patrick continues to teach courses in Printmaking, Drawing, Interdisciplinary Studio and Art for Non Majors at the UF School of Art and Art History. Patrick’s print works have been exhibited regionally and nationally.
Graphic Impressions, Newsletter of Southern Graphics Council International, Summer 2016