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Jeremy Underwood
Warrensburg, Missouri

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It has been said that human beings now have a larger impact on the landscape than rain. Jeremy Underwood's work embodies our complicated relationship with the environment and the contemporary landscape, focusing on the tension between nature and culture shaping these physical spaces. Looking to the land as an agent for meaning, his work examines both the physical terrain and the ideology that we project upon the landscape.

The series of work Human Debris is a commentary on what humans leave in the natural landscape. The project spotlights the environmental condition of Houstonís waterways through the building of site-specific sculptures assembled out of harvested debris collected from the beach. Each found material lends itself to a new creation, encompassing the former life of the debris into each sculpture. These objects are simply artifacts to support the work, photographed in interaction with the landscape, then left to be discovered. This work challenges viewers to reflect upon our consumer culture, the relationship we have with our environment, and the pervasion of pollution.





born: 1980, Missouri



University of Houston, MFA, 2014

University of Central Missouri, BS, 2003

University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England, 2002


selected awards/honors

The Puffin Foundation Artist Grant, 2014

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts Fellowship, 2013

Yaddo Artists Residency, 2013

Doctoral Fellowship, University of Houston, 2011


selected publications

Photo District News, PDN Photo Annual, 2014

FotoFest 2014 Biennial, 2014

Photo District News, The Curator, 2013


selected group shows

Environmental Portraiture, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon, 2014

The National: Best Contemporary Photography, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 2014

Moving Still, FotoFest, Houston, Texas, 2013

Moving Still, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas, 2013





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