Land/Mark is a faculty exhibition featuring paintings and sculpture by Pepperdine University Art Department faculty members Gretchen Batcheller and Ty Pownall. Each artist's work represents visual and spatial links to experiences that explore the balance between place, locality, time, context, and space. The exhibit was on display in Pepperdine's Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu, California, December 3-13, 2013. Currently, only Batcheller's work is represented in the online collection.
Gretchen Batcheller received a BFA in Painting and a BA in German Language and Literature, from the University of Washington. In addition, she was invited to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, Germany, where she studied under East German painter, Max Uhlig. In Spring 2009, Gretchen received her MFA in Painting from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, where she also served as adjunct faculty in the summer of 2009. Currently she lives in Malibu, CA where she is an Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Pepperdine University. Gretchen's work can be found in both public and private collections both in the United States and abroad. She has also participated in national and international exhibitions including shows in Seattle, Philadelphia, Eisenstadt, Austria and Istanbul, Turkey. Gretchen has traveled to Istanbul, Turkey and Burgenland, Austria to participate in artist residencies for the past two summers.