Gregory Euclide ’08, MFA, is an artist and teacher living in the Minnesota River Valley. His work has been featured in Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape at MASS MoCA (2008–2009), Otherworldly at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York (2011), Small Worlds at the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio (2011), and in the solo exhibition Nature Out There at the Nevada Museum of Art (2012). His work is also featured on the cover of Bon Iver's 2012 Grammy Award-winning album and on the cover of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern #43.
Euclide has been awarded two Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants through the National Endowment for the Arts and a Jerome Foundation Residency through the Blacklock Nature Sanctuary. In addition, he was a recipient of a 2011-12 Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists.
“MCAD's multidisciplinary approach to education was key for me as a graduate student. I was a painter interested in welding and the forming of vacuums. My desire to learn these things that might be considered unrelated [to painting] was never discouraged, and in fact, it was encouraged.
Since graduating, the MCAD staff and faculty have remained allies and friends—everyone in the institution, from the president to the shop staff, has been 100% supportive of my goals as an artist.”