Introducing American contemporary artist and executive director of The Art of Stewardship Project.

GREG MORT

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Greg Mort is a widely recognized American contemporary artist whose unmis- takably modern creations have the classic feel of the Dutch Masters juxtaposed with startlingly modern designs. His signature images combine his twin passions for science and nature.

Mort’s artwork is in many prominent collections including the Smithsonian, Na- tional Gallery of Art, Boston Museum of Science, Delaware Art Museum, Farnsworth Museum, Academy Art Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Brandy- wine River Museum and the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum. The United States Department of State’s Art in Embassies program has selected many of his paintings for their cultural diplomacy efforts including an ongoing exhibition at The White House. Mort’s artwork has been exhibited in over one hundred museum and gallery shows around the world. Recent museum shows include “Lunar Attractions” at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA and “Starry Skies of Art” at the Serlachius Museum in Mänttä, Finland. Currently Mort’s paintings are featured at The American Visionary Art Museum in Balti- more Maryland.

Deeply fascinated with astronomy and the universe Mort’s life-long interest in science is frequently reflected in his artwork. He has been a commissioned NASA artist since 1983 and serves on the board of the Lowell Observatory. In 2010 his painting “ZERO-G Apples” was one of six paintings juried into “The First Art Show in Space@” aboard the International Space Station. A skilled astro-photographer and telescope builder Mort is a sought after speaker on the intersection of art and science.

Throughout his career Mort has recognized the power of imagery and used his art to share his passion of promoting environmental awareness. In 2007 he established The Art of Stewardship Project, his family foundation that supports and inspires ecological consciousness through the arts. The Art of Stewardship Project works with arts and educational organizations to build partnerships and collaborations reinforcing the artist’s role in preserving our fragile Earth. Leading by example Mort is a Clinton Global Initiative Partner offering his artwork to support the goals of Circle of Blue the international organization of top journalists and scientists providing relevant, reliable, and actionable on-the-ground information about the world’s water and food resource crises. CircleofBlue.org

Mort is a self taught artist, passionate amateur astronomer and enthusiastic competitive archer. During the winter he lives and paints in rural Montgomery County Maryland and in summer on the rugged Maine coast in the fishing village of Port Clyde.

 

“Greg is a master at helping us to see our planet as a gift to be treasured. His Art of Stewardship program highlights the role of the citizen artist – to create more than a concert on a stage, or a framed image on a wall, but to create a call to act – using art – in a way that makes the world better for all.”

John Schratwieser, Executive Director Maryland Citizens for the Arts

 

Museum Collections

Smithsonian American Art MuseumSmithsonian Air and Space Museum

Delaware Art MuseumCorcoran Gallery of Art

Academy Art Museum, Easton MarylandPortland Museum of Art

Brandywine River MuseumUniversity of Padova, Padova, Italy

Farnsworth Museum of ArtNorth Museum

Sun Cities Art MuseumMesa Southwest Museum

Montgomery County Public Art CollectionCity of Boston Fine Arts Collection

Parkersburg Art MuseumSandy Spring Museum

NASA Art Collection, SmithsonianUniversity of Maryland Artists Collection

Cornell University Space Sciences CenterLowell Observatory

McDonald ObservatoryThe Vatican

Goddard Space Flight CenterLawrence University Wriston Art Gallery

Biggs MuseumStamford Museum

Henry L. Ferguson Museum Challenger Center for Science & Space Education

American Visionary Art MuseumNational Gallery of Art

Art in Embassies US Department of State- The White House, Embassy of Pakistan, Embassy of Netherlands and more

 

Corporate Collections

Ben and Jerry’s, Covington and Burling, Federal Express, Fisher Controls Corp., Grand National Hotel Lucerne, Switzerland, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co., MBNA, Montgomery General Hospital, Time, Inc., Sandy Spring National Bank, Space Port Gallery Kennedy Space Center, Student Loan Marketing Association. Delaney and McKinney, LLP, Wilmer Eye Institute

 

Private Collections

General & Mrs. William Anders, President & Mrs. Bill Clinton, Dr. Diane Colgan, Mr. Douglas Dillon, Mrs. Edie Dixon, Mr. Umberto Erculiani, Mr. Mel Gibson, Vice President Al Gore, Mr. Arthur Houghton, Ambassador & Mrs. Takakaszu Kuriyama, Ambassador Cynthia P. Schneider, Ambassador & Mrs. Walter F. Mondale, Mr. & Mrs. William E. Readdy, Dr. Carl Sagan, & Ann Druyan, Mr. Robin Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Wyeth, Mr. & Mrs. James Wyeth.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017-18 Somerville Manning Gallery - NEW HORIZONS Nov 17 – Dec 23, 2017

2017 Carla Massoni Gallery – FULL CIRCLE EXHIBITION

2015-16 Somerville Manning Gallery TWO ROADS – A Father and Son Exploration

2015 Academy Art Museum THE ART OF GREG MORT Selections from The David Hickman Bequest Part III

2014 Academy Art Museum THE ART OF GREG MORT Selections from The David Hickman Bequest Part II

2013 Somerville Manning Gallery, INTO WHITE –New Works by Greg Mort

Stanford Museum of Science & Nature NIGHTWATCH THE ART OF GREG MORT

Academy Art Museum THE ART OF GREG MORT Selections from The David Hickman Bequest Part I

2012 Carla Massoni Gallery, THE SPACE BETWEEN

Kramer Gallery, HISTORY & OTHER DREAMS

2011 Somerville Manning Gallery, DAY INTO NIGHT 25th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

Averitt Museum and Arts Center, THE ART OF STEWARDSHIP

2010 Steele Museum and Visitors Center, NIGHTWATCH Inspirations of Art and Astronomy

2009 Portsmouth Museum of Fine Art GREG MORT ~ GIFTS OF THE SEA

Academy Art Museum, ONE WORLD: THE ART OF GREG MORT

Somerville Manning Gallery, EXPLORATIONS

Paris Observatory, INTERNATIONAL ONE CENTURY OF MARS OBSERVATIONS

University of Padova, INSPIRATION of ASTRONOMICAL PHENOMENA

2008 Carla Massoni Gallery, STEWARDSHIP

2007 Somerville Manning Gallery, DESTINY

2006 Carla Massoni Gallery, BEYOND REACH

Grand Hotel National, Lucerne, Switzerland, GREG MORT- NATURAL WONDERS

2005 North Museum, NIGHTWATCH Inspirations of Art and Astronomy Traveling Exhibition

Somerville Manning Gallery, ANNIVERSARY

2004 Carla Massoni Gallery, PASSAGES

Sandy Spring Museum, NIGHTWATCH Inspirations of Art and Astronomy Traveling Exhibition

2003 Somerville Manning Gallery, DISCOVERIES

2002 Carla Massoni Gallery, VOYAGERS

2001 Somerville Manning Gallery, QUEST FOR HARMONY

2000 Carla Massoni Gallery, ELEMENTS

1999 Somerville Manning Gallery, GREG MORT NEW WORKS

Academy of Art Museum, Easton Maryland VISUAL MEMORY

1998 Carla Massoni Gallery, GREG MORT RETROSPECTIVE

1997 Somerville Manning Gallery, JOURNEY IN TIME

Sandy Spring Museum, APPLEWORKS

University of Texas, BUILDING A BRIDGE TO THE STARS

1996 Massoni-Sommer Gallery MORT DRAWING REPTOSPECITVE

1995 Somerville Manning Gallery GREG MORT IMAGES

Franz Bader Gallery, OUTER SPACES

1994 Springfield Art Museum, INSPIRATIONS

Galleria Prova, Tokyo Japan, GREG MORT AMERICAN ARTIST

Massoni-Sommer Gallery, SEA OF SPACE

1993 Franz Bader Gallery, GREG MORT WATERCOLORS

Somerville Manning Gallery, GREG MORT RECENT PAINTINGS

University of Maryland, INSPIRATIONS

1992 Franz Bader Gallery, GREG MORT NEW WORKS

Parkersburg Museum of Art, INSPIRATIONS

Grand National Hotel Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland, THE WATERCOLORS OF GREG MORT

1991 Somerville Manning Gallery, TAPESTRY

Franz Bader Gallery, GREG MORT NEW WATERCOLORS

Sun City Museum of Art, GREG MORT WATERCOLORS

1990 Franz Bader Gallery, GREG MORT PAINTINGS

1989 Somerville Manning Gallery, GREG MORT

Franz Bader Gallery, GREG MORT NEW WORK

1988 Maryland Academy of Sciences, THE PAINTINGS OF GREG MORT

Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, DC GREG MORT WATERCOLORS

1987 The Gallery at Greenville (Somerville Manning Gallery) PRESENTING GREG MORT

Piccadilly Gallery of Memphis, Tennessee

Franz Bader Gallery, GREG MORT WATERCOLROS

1986 Space Telescope Institute, GREG MORT WATERCOLORS

1984 Anne Reid Art Gallery, GREG MORT NEW PAINTINGS

1983 Dietal Gallery, New York, INTRODUCING GREG MORT

1981 Singer Museum of Art, Lauren, Netherlands, GREG MORT WATERCOLORS

1979 Georgetown P Street Gallery, A CLOSER LOOK

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

Continuing: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum – EXPLORING THE PLANETS

Art in the Embassies –The Hague Netherlands and Islamabad, Pakistan

McDonald Observatory – BUILDING THE HOBBY-EBERLY TELESCOPE

2018 Carla Massoni Gallery – SCALE

2017-18 American Visionary Art Museum THE GREAT MYSTERY SHOW

2017-18 Somerville Manning Gallery – ART ON PAPER NEW YORK 2017

2016 -17 Peabody Essex Museum Salem, MA – LUNAR ATTRACTION

2016 -17 Sealachius Museum, Finland – STARRY SKIES OF ART

2016 Carla Massoni Gallery – GREG MORT SEASONS

2015 EARTHWORK Carla Massoni Gallery

2015 Body // Water Carla Massoni Gallery

2014 Carla Massoni Gallery, CELEBRATE!

2014 Carla Massoni Gallery TIMELESS RHYTHEMS - SENSING CHANGE

2013 Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum HIGH ART – A Decade of Collecting

Guldesky Gallery, THE ART OF STEWARDSHIP CONNECTIONS

2012 American Visionary Art Museum, ALL THINGS ROUND

Carla Massoni Gallery MIDSTREAM II

2012 Gudelsky Gallery, THE ART OF STEWARDSHIP

2011 National Air & Space Museum, NASA/ART 50 YEARS OF EXPLORATION Traveling

Charles Bank Gallery, CELESTIAL MATTERS

Academy Art Museum, OUT ON A LIMB Forests and Trees From the Permanent Collection

Gudelsky Gallery, THE ART OF STEWARDSHIP

2010 Brandywine River Museum, REALITY CHECK Contemporary American Trompe L’oeil

Somerville Manning Gallery, Trompe L’oeil at the Somerville Manning

US Artist Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts American Fine Art Show

2009 Academy Art Museum, MAKING ART: EXPLORING THE PROCESS

Art in the Embassies – United States United Nations Embassy in New York, New York through 2012

Gudelsky Gallery, THE ART OF STEWARDSHIP

2008 Somerville Manning Gallery, AMERICAN GREEN ART AND STEARDSHIP

Academy Art Museum, 50th Anniversary Exhibition

2007 Carla Massoni Gallery, THE LANDSCAPE

2005 Carla Massoni Gallery, DISCOVERIES

2003 Carla Massoni Gallery, BEYOND THE IMAGE

Elan Fine Arts Gallery, WINTER INTO SPRING

2002 Lighthouse Museum of the Arts, VISIONS OF REALISM

2001 Wayne Art Center, MEDITATIONS ON SMALL OBJECT

American Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, ANOTHER SALUTE

2000 The White House, National Historic Trust – SAVING AMERICA’S TREASURES

1998 Gallery by the Sea, PORT CLYDE MASTERS

Carla Massoni Gallery

1997 Massoni Sommer Gallery

1995 Massoni Sommer Gallery

1994 Somerville Manning Gallery, FOR THE CHILDREN

1993 Delaware Art Museum, THE PRIVATE EYE

The Portland Museum of Art, SOLSTICE

Sherry French Gallery, INTRODUCTION

Gallery One, MOVE IT

Sun City Museum of Art, SPACE FANTASIES-SPACE REALITIES

1992 Franz Bader Gallery, CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

Rockville Arts Place, ANOTHER FREE STATE

Somerville Manning Gallery, HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL

Montgomery College, MARYLAND MASTER WATERCOLORS

1991 Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, ART OF THE COSMIC AGE

Somerville Manning Gallery, TENTH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

Parkersburg Art Museum, AMERICAN REALISM 91’

Rockville Arts Place, FREE STATE

Steven Scott Gallery, CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFES

Bayview Gallery, INTO THE NIGHT

1990 Somerville Manning Gallery, HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL

Franz Bader Gallery, NEW SEASON, NEW SPACE

Steven Scott Gallery, IN THE GARDEN

Parkersburg Art Museum, AMERICAN REALISM 90’

Steven Scott Gallery, REFLECTIONS

Montgomery College, WATERCOLOR INVITATIONAL

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, SPACE SHUTTLE ART

1989 Somerville Manning Gallery

I.A.A.A., DIALOGUES, MOSCOW MINSK and KIEV RUSSIA

Gallery One, MAINE MASTERS

Parkersburg Museum of Art, AMERICAN REALISM 89’

1988 Smithsonian American Art Museum, CLOSE FOCUS

New Haven Arts Center, THE LANDSCAPE

Somerville Manning Gallery, HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL

1987 Academy Art Museum, Easton Maryland FOWL ORIENTATION

Kennedy Space Flight Galaxy Center

City of Baltimore, ARTSCAPE 87’

1986 Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, LOOKING AT EARTH

Corcoran Gallery of Art, BENEFIT GALA

Farnsworth Art Museum, ARTIST GREETINGS

1985 Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, FIRE AND ICE

Corcoran Gallery of Art, BENEFIT GALA

1984 Portland Museum of Art

Farnsworth Museum of Art

1983 Philadelphia Art Show

1980 Adams Davidson Gallery

1977 Grace Arts Center

1975 North Syracuse Gallery

1971 Munson William Proctor Institute

 

Honors, Awards and Commissions

2004 Lowell Observatory Bronze Sculpture Commission

Longwood Historic Mural Commission

2000 Occidental Portrait Collection

1999 Carl Sagan Award Design Commission

1994 ADDY Award 1994 GREG MORT COLLECTIONS

1992 WALL OF DISTINCTION, Syracuse, NY

1991 Montgomery County Public Arts Program Commission

1990 Parkersburg Museum of Art American Realism Purchase Award

1989 Parkersburg Museum of Art American Realism Purchase Award

1986 Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, LOOKING AT EARTH, Second Grand Prize

1987 Corcoran Gallery of Art, BEST IN SHOW

1986 Corcoran Gallery of Art, BEST IN SHOW

1977 Grace Arts Center, Best in Show

 

Media and Publications

BMortArt.com February 2017 PEM Connections Sept/Oct 2016

American Art Collector November 2015Artscope Magazine July 2015

International Artist Magazine June 2015 VERGIL Columbia University Spring 2016

Maine Home + Design Magazine July 2014American Art Collector Magazine Nov 2013

Academy Art Museum Magazine Spring 2013 HUNT Life in the Brandywine Valley October 2013

THE SPACE BETWEEN, Catalogue 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Artworks June 2012

American Art Collector Magazine October 2011Discovery New Online 2011

VOYAGES Exploring the Art of Greg Mort, 2007 American Art Collector Magazine,2007 2009, 2011

Watercolor Magazine, June 2007New Jersey Shoreline Magazine, July 2007

At Home Living Magazine, Washington Post, June 06 Seek Beauty Night and Day, 2006

Twenty Four Moons – 2006 Cover Image “Solitaire”Via Lactea, Francesco Bertola, 2004

Flight A Celebration 100 Years in Art & Literature, 03 Maryland Public TV, “Quest for Harmony” 2002

National Academy Press, Ecological Indicators 2001 Sky and Telescope Magazine, Numerous times

McGraw-Hill 1999 Yearbook Sciences & TechnologyMetropolitan Home Magazine 1998

NASA & the Exploration of Space Works1998Maryland Public TV ARTSTROKES 1998

Artist & American Landscape, Chameleon Books 1997Annapolis Quarterly Magazine, 1997

Sun, Moon and the Stars, Chameleon Books 1998The Greg Mort Collection, 1994

NPR, Morning Edition with Susan Stanberg, 1997Pale Blue Dot, Carl Sagan 1994

Where Magazine, Washington, DC 1995, 1992Eye Wash Magazine 1992

Time Magazine, June 6, 1994PBS Maryland Artists Collection 1989

NASA Visions Beyond the Stars 1992Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine, 3/1989, 12/1986

Art Now, May 1989Forbes Magazine, August 1988

Isaac Asimov’s The Birth and Death of Stars 1989Selections from the NASA Art Collection 1987

House & Garden Traditional Home Magazine, 4/89Down East Magazine, November 1983, July 1982

Art Calendar Magazine, August 1987Greg Mort Watercolors 1980

Art World Magazine, January 1986Washington Calendar Magazine, April 1979

 

Professional Affiliations

The Lowell Observatory. Current Board member Challenger Centers for Science Education

Circle of Blue. Current Board memberARCS Foundation

The Macdonald Observatory, Past Board memberAcademy Art Museum

George’s River Land Trust, Past Board MemberSandy Spring Museum

The Art of Stewardship Project, Co-founder and ChairAffairs of the Mind Salon

International Dark Sky AssociationFarnsworth Art Museum

Night Sky Conservation Foundation Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Brandywine River MuseumBiggs Museum of American Art

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  • JoinedMay 2007
  • OccupationArtist
  • HometownAshton
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  • CountryUSA
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