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Featured Artist: Greg Pyra, MFA, ASA


1-Pyra-Energy in Motion Red

Greg Pyra, Energy in Motion Red

Biography

Greg Pyra received his BFA in Art from the U of Sask and an MFA in art from the U of Calgary. He has taught art at both the university and secondary school levels.

One of the highlights of his career was the three years he spent in Cologne,West Germany which was then the centre of visual art in Europe. Pyra has exhibited in public and commercial galleries across Canada. He is currently represented at Masters Gallery in Calgary.

He is now living in Turner Valley and continues to actively pursue his artistic career including representation on the executive of the ASA.

3-Pyra-Energy Continuum

Greg Pyra, Energy Continuum

 Q & A with the ASA

ASA: Can you tell us about your influences?

Greg: My influences are widespread. I am most interested in how artists express the spiritual realm in their art. Therefore my influences include west coast First Nations carvers (Joe Wilson), Malevich, Kandinsky, Rothko and the Transcendentalists. I am intensely interested in the paintings of the Automatistes because of their unique personal explorations.

2-Pyra-Time Fragment

Greg Pyra, Time Fragment

ASA: What would you consider to be your most successful body of work to date?

Greg: No body of work has been most successful because each work is unique for the artist’s time and experience. It very hard to tell if one body of work is more successful than another.

ASA and TREX Address

Crossroads Art Centre
#305 - 1235 26th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1R7
ASA Phone: (403) 265-0012
TREX Phone: (403) 262-4669

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