ANU SOA&D Public Lecture Program
Greg Payce has been making ceramics for over 50 years. He has exhibited his work in over thirty solo and over one hundred and fifty group exhibitions in Canada and abroad. He has presented lectures and workshops nationally and internationally. In 2004, Payce began to collaborate with composers and photographers to produce videos that animate the negative spaces between his ceramic forms. He also recently began working with lenticular photographic technology to produce large-scale remediations of his ceramic works.
Payce has completed numerous large-scale public commissions utilizing forms generated from his ceramics. 'SSSSSSSSSSSSSSS', a large-scale bronze commission, was installed in the Calgary International Airport in 2003. 'Wane', a ceramic installation, was placed in the Canadian embassy in Seoul, Korea in 2005. In 2010, he completed the turned- aluminium work, 'Healing Garden', for the Lois Hole Pavilion at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton.
Payce is currently on a Canada Council senior artist grant to undertake research and make work towards a comprehensive career exhibition at the Art Gallery of Medicine Hat in 2017. He lives and works in Calgary, Alberta and is currently Professor Emeritus at the Alberta College of Art and Design where he was a faculty member in Ceramics from 1988 until 2015.
Image: Greg Payce, Alberdo Lux Europa (detail), 2011