Houston, TX, United States
University of Central LancashireUniversity of Houston School of Art
Jeremy Underwood's work embodies our complicated relationship with nature and the contemporary landscape. His photographs focus on the tension between nature and culture, shaping these physical spaces. Current research projects have allowed him to focus both locally in Houston, while lending him the opportunity to travel internationally to Chernobyl, Ukraine; studying the relationship we have with our global environment. Jeremy's education has taken him from the University of Central Lancashire to the University of Houston School of Art.
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.
Jeremy has been published in Photo District News and named an emerging talent by Lens Culture magazine. He has received a number of grants and fellowships from such institutions as the Society for Photographic Education, the University of Houston and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. Recent exhibitions include the Houston Center for Photography, Fotofest and the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Jeremy has been awarded residency at Yaddo, one of the oldest and most competitive artist residencies in the United States. His recent research project entails collaboration with the Colorado Art Ranch, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, and the US Fish and Wildlife, exploring wilderness stewardship along Massachusetts’s marine and coastal region.
Jeremy Underwood constructs scuptures from the human debris he finds along the waterways of Houston, and then he photographs them, creating a series of artful commentaries on what humans leave in the natural landscape.