Texas artist Buster Graybill is drawn to how the affects of urbanization and development have altered the appearance and character of rural America. He utilizes his sculptures, videos, photography, and installations as vehicles for exploring and reconnecting with the landscape. His projects serve as metaphors that highlight the hybrid aspects of these transitional places, where he finds “poetry, beauty, ingenuity, and humor in the fringe areas that lie ‘in-between’-places where culture, nature, objects, and aesthetics collide, overlap, adapt, and sometimes co-exist.”
Graybill received his MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. He has had solo exhibitions at the Donkey Show in Austin (2006) and Cora Stafford Gallery in Denton (2001), both in Texas. His work has been featured in many group exhibitions throughout the state, including The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston (2009); Texas Biennial, Temporary Outdoor Project, Austin (2009); Viewfinder, Houston Center for Photography and Dallas Contemporary (2008); and 20 to Watch: New Art in Austin, DiverseWorks Artspace, Houston, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, and Austin Museum of Art (2008).