Metz, Greg

Senior Lecturer

Office:  AS 1.106

Areas of Specialization:  Printmaking, sculpture, drawing, and mixed media.

Education: MFA, Printmaking, Indiana University, 1979
BFA, Printmaking, East Texas State University, 1974

Greg Metz has exhibited artworks nationally and internationally in a variety of venues including: Grand Palace, Amsterdam, Koln Cathedral, Koln Germany, General Post Office, Dublin, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Washington National Mall, Dallas Museum of Art, San Antonio Art Museum, Arlington Art Museum and numerous public and private collections. His work is primarily issue-oriented and political in nature focusing on art as propaganda and editorial, earning him reviews in San Francisco's Art Week, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Mother Jones, San Diego Chronicle, Boston Herald, Washington Times, NPR radio and The New York Times, as well as numerous regional publications.

He has designed award-winning sets for theater and was awarded "Best Artist" three times in the annual "Best of Dallas" awards presented by the Dallas Observer.

Greg Metz initiated an Artist Advisory Board at the Dallas Museum of Art. He was the lead artist on the initial prototype for the Dallas Master Plan's 'Percent for the Arts Program' and later worked to establish Project Teamwork bringing art education into public schools through collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Art. He co-founded and chaired the Dallas Artist Research and Exhibition, a non-profit artist run organization whose mission is to show and support experimental artists and their research, which lead to his co-founded of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, an alternative arts and performance center in Dallas.

He recently curated a show at the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, "Drawing Under the Influence" which was widely reviewed and included 4 Whitney Biennale artists. In 2005 he curated the exhibition "Unreal" at UT Dallas which premiered David Hanson's Philip K. Dick's Robot model installation, one of the most advanced lifelike interactive robots to date which was later to be included in the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial at the Smithsonian. In Spring 2009, he curated the exhibition "StayBite: Modes of Operation" which included a group of interventionist collectives from the West Coast to present varied profiles of their interactions using their art as tool to create change and awareness.