Jeffery Geller

After moving from his native Wyoming to Southern California in 1959, Jeffery Geller began taking art classes in junior high and high school. He continued with classes in painting and sculpture while at California State University Northridge, where he completed his BA. In graduate school at Duke University he worked for three semesters with the painter Vernon Pratt before relocating to his current position. Since 1983 he has worked closely with the Art Department at the University of North Carolina Pembroke while teaching philosophy and logic.

Several of Geller’s works were included in shows on the public school and university levels. Since assuming his current position as a philosophy professor, his paintings have been included in several juried shows. Fast forwarding two decades, he had a one-man show at the Armory Gallery in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 2006.

From paintings that represent couples in dance embrace to the relatively static genre of still life, Geller tries to capture the dynamic potential of time. He enjoys painting various types of plants, including flowers, because he regards them as explosions in slow motion, on the move, though almost imperceptibly.


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