Greg Metcalf is in his second decade of teaching Film and Twentieth Century Art for the Department of Art History and Archeology. He has a B.A. in Art/East Asian Studies/Political Science (St. Olaf), an M.F.A. in Painting and Graphics (Bowling Green) and a Ph.D. in Art and Culture (UMCP).
Probably shaped by early education in British and American schools in Hong Kong and Taiwan, Dr. Metcalf’s research grows out of looking at cultural productions from slightly “wrong” perspectives. The result is a cross-cultural and cross-medial approach to artistic production: paintings considered as if they were film, television considered as if it were literature, film and music considered from art historical perspectives, commercial and fine art considered as the other.
Having just finished a book on the evolution and implications of longform American television, The DVD Novel: How The Way We Watch Television Changed the Television (2012), Metcalf has returned to working his way through a reinterpretation of the themes and imagery of Mary Cassatt, with an unrelated project on cult film on the side.
When he’s making art, Metcalf is similarly cross-cultural, working from Congolese and Luba traditions to create ritual objects for contemporary American culture. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYV8Q5WYPk8