Though Greg Lindquist (BAD/LAN 2003) often takes inspiration from demolition sites, he’s managed to build something from the rubble: a formidable reputation as an artist. Lindquist was tapped as the Critic’s Pick in the March, 2010, issue of ARTnews. “It’s an obsession,” admits Lindquist, who has taken hundreds of photographs of landscapes and then painted a choice few on canvas using acrylics, oil, and metallic paints. Art that explores urban change has particularly resonated in Brooklyn, where Lindquist currently works as a full-time artist and where there was a great deal of razing of old buildings during the housing and development boom. “Lindquist conveys the weird beauty of mounds of debris, weed-choked pavements, and walls covered with graffiti, over which cranes often loom like sci-fi apparitions,” writes critic Ann Landi.
Photos courtesy of Greg Lindquist
Other Art + Design graduates have found their place in the New York arts scene of late: Matthew Wilson (BAD 2006) begins a stint as an Exhibition Fellow in the Curatorial Department of the New Museum in New York. And Lily Olive (BAD 2003) has enrolled in the masters in painting program at the New York Academy of Art.