• Artist Statement
    I am compelled by visceral approaches to painting such as mark-making, seeping, dripping, mixing, mounding, and obliteration. My interest in materials has led me to incorporate paper, ceramics, and fiber into my practice and find ways to resource old paintings into new projects.

    My subject matter ranges from large impressionistic depictions of crowds to self-portraiture and still-life from direct observation. My narrative paintings often reference my own paintings as well as famous works of art and the art-making process in general.

    Ursula Gullow is a visual artist living in Asheville, NC. She grew up on a dairy farm in Delaware County, NY, and received a BA in Sociology from the State University of New York at New Paltz, NY (1994). She has been exhibiting her paintings nationally since 2001 and was an artist in residence at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts in the summer of 2021. Gullow has also been a resident artist at The Gil-Society in Akureyri, Iceland (2005,) Artspace in Raleigh, NC (2017,) and Jentel Arts Organization in Banner, WY (2019.) She has twice received the North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant(2009,2019) and Penland School of Craft's Williams and Womble Scholarship. (2014). Gullow's paintings are currently exhibited at the Haen Gallery in Asheville, NC. She was an art instructor at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College for over ten years and is now enrolled in the MFA program at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.

    For more information about Ursula Gullow's studio practice and projects please visit her blog.

    "Her most recent series of work showcases her talent for combining the abstract and the representational - accessibility with visual intrigue." Joanne O'Sullivan, BoldLife Magazine

    "The images are emotionally arresting, flecked by joy but shadowed by something decidedly uneasy." Melanie Bianchi, Verve Magazine

    "Every brushstroke crescendos with energy. Her color choices are vibrant, her narratives open-ended." Connie Bostic, Mountain Xpress

    "The finest of her work is simultaneously folksy, epic and quietly revolutionary." Douglas Vuncannon, Indyweek.com

    Ursula Gullow's paintings can be viewed and purchased at The Haen Gallery in Asheville, NC.