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Gregory Sale

Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1505
Biography: 

As a socially-engaged artist, Gregory Sale brings together often opposed constituencies of the criminal justice system. His aim is to soften and collapse boundaries, thereby encouraging reciprocal dialogue and mutual learning. A somewhat quieter but no less political component of his work flirts with the fluid parameters of public and private love.

It’s not just black and white (2011) at ASU Art Museum consciously wrestled with the visual motifs and clichés of crime (striped uniforms, chain gangs, pink underwear, and even brown skin) of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio while considering cultural, social and personal issues at stake in the day-to-day workings of the criminal justice system. He has collaborated with men sentenced as juveniles to life without parole (Life is Life, 2011-12) and others on death row (Love for Love, 2013-14). 

Sale is now collaborating with individuals who have conviction histories on a series of projects that focus on changing the narrative of reentry. Rap Sheet to Resume (2015-16) was created with the Urban Justice Center in New York. As an embedded artist with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, and in partnership with National Parks Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, he is currently developing Future IDs at Alcatraz (2018-19) for the iconic prison turned National Park in San Francisco Bay.

His work has received support from Creative Capital Foundation, Art Matters, SPArt (Social Practice Art), A Blade of Grass/David Rockefeller Fund, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. He has been awarded prestigious artist residency at Headlands, Montalvo, Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, Ucross, and Centre d'Art Marnay. 

Based in Phoenix and in Los Angeles, Sale is Associate Professor of Intermedia and Public Practice.

Education: 
  • MFA in Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1995         
  • BFA in Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1987       
  • BA in French Literature, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1987        
  • Certificat de 2iéme degré, Université des Langues et Lettres, Grenoble III, France, 1983     
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 216Intermedia Practices
ART 439Intermedia Studio
ART 494Special Topics
ART 539Intermedia Studio
ART 592Research
ART 598Special Topics
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 442Art and Community
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 493Honors Thesis
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ART 542Art and Community
ART 592Research
ART 595Continuing Registration
ART 621Studio Problems
ART 680Practicum
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 216Intermedia Practices
ART 439Intermedia Studio
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 493Honors Thesis
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ART 539Intermedia Studio
ART 592Research
ART 680Practicum
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 216Intermedia Practices
ART 442Art and Community
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 493Honors Thesis
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ART 542Art and Community
ART 592Research
ART 621Studio Problems
ART 680Practicum
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HDA 410Design & Arts Corps Seminar
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 493Honors Thesis
ART 499Individualized Instruction
HDA 510Design & Arts Corps Seminar
ART 592Research
ART 680Practicum
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 493Honors Thesis
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ART 592Research
HDA 593Applied Project
ART 680Practicum
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 216Intermedia Practices
ART 394Special Topics
ART 439Intermedia Studio
ARA 484Internship
ART 484Internship
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 493Honors Thesis
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ART 539Intermedia Studio
ARA 584Internship
ART 584Internship
ARA 592Research
ART 592Research
ART 680Practicum
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 216Intermedia Practices
ART 394Special Topics
ARA 394Special Topics
ART 439Intermedia Studio
ART 484Internship
ARA 484Internship
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 493Honors Thesis
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ART 539Intermedia Studio
ARA 584Internship
ART 584Internship
ARA 592Research
ART 592Research
ART 680Practicum