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Gretchen Batcheller, MFA

Assistant Professor of Art

Division: Fine Arts Division
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC) 405

  • MFA, Painting, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
  • BFA, Painting, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1998
  • BA, German Language and Literature, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Gretchen received a BFA in Painting and a BA in German Language and Literature, from the University of Washington. In addition, she was invited to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, Germany, where she studied under East German painter, Max Uhlig. In Spring 2009, Gretchen received her MFA in Painting from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, where she also served as adjunct faculty in the summer of 2009. Gretchen went on to teach painting and drawing in visiting appointments at Denison University; Emory & Henry College, where she was also Chair of the Art Department; and at Roanoke College. Currently she lives in Malibu, CA where she is an Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Pepperdine University. Gretchen's work can be found in both public and private collections both in the United States and abroad. She has also participated in national and international exhibitions including shows in Seattle, Philadelphia, Eisenstadt, Austria and Istanbul, Turkey. This summer Gretchen traveled to Istanbul, Turkey and Burgenland, Austria to participate in artist residencies.

Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Casa Strobele Artist Residency, Borgo Valsugana, Italy (scheduled)
    Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (scheduled), 2013
  • Burgaz Island Artist Residency, Istanbul, Turkey
    Rabnitztaler Malerwochen Artist Residency, Burgenland, Austria, 2012
  • Mellon Travel Grant, Emory & Henry College, 2011
  • Rabnitztaler Malerwochen Artist Residency, Burgenland, Austria, 2010
  • Land Arts of the American West: The Philadelphia Experiment Artist Residency, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
  • Teaching Assistantship, Tyler School of Art, Temple University Rome, Italy, 2008
  • Husky Athletic Hall of Fame Member, University of Washington, 2007
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, American Cancer Society West, Seattle, WA, 2005
  • Dresden Academy of Fine Arts Baltic Sea Residency, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2000
  • University of Washington School of Art Scholarship
    Delta Phi Alpha, National German Honor Student
    NCAA Division I Women's Rowing National Champion, 1998
  • NCAA Division I Women's Rowing National Champion, 1997
Selected Works:
  • Roanoke College Faculty Biannual, Olin Gallery, Salem, VA (scheduled)
    Rabnitztaler Malerwochen 2012, State Gallery, Eisenstadt, Austria (scheduled)
    Impressions and Reactions: Responses to Place, The Liminal Alternative Art Space, Roanoke, VA (solo show), 2013
  • Rabnitztaler Malerwochen 2012, Gallery St. Georg, Istanbul, Turkey
    Rabnitztaler Malerwochen 2012, Gallery Turmhaus, Unterrabnitz, Austria (catalogue), 2012
  • Survivor's Guilt, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, Seattle, WA (solo show)
    Victory for Tyler: Works on Paper, Juror: Robert Storr, Dean of Yale School of Art. Crane Arts, THE ICE BOX, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)
    Get Well Soon, Panoramic Gallery, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA (solo show)
    BLEND: The Emory & Henry Faculty Biannual 2011, 1912 Gallery, Emory, VA (catalogue)
    40 x Rabnitztaler Malerwoche, District Gallery, Oberpullendorf, Austria, 2011