I am interested in how contemporary viewing technologies help shape our understanding of our surroundings. In this body of work, I am using telescope and astrophotography technologies with more traditional painting and drawing methods to depict images of the sky, our solar system and deep space celestial objects.
Collin Asmus has exhibited in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally. Some venues include the Creative Arts Workshop (New Haven, CT), the Anchorage Museum of Art (Alaska), the Chuck Levitan Gallery (New York City), the Wichita Center for the Arts (Wichita, KS), the Arsenal Center for the Arts (Watertown, MA), the Cambridge Art Association, the Mississippi Museum of Art (Jackson), Gallery 414 (Fort Worth, TX), Still-Zinsel Gallery (New Orleans), Galesburg Civic Art Center (Chicago), the New York Academy of Art, and the Mostra Gallery (Cortona, Italy). Asmus has received many grants and awards for his work including two NEA funded grants. In 2001, he worked alongside Malcolm Morley as a resident artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Collin Asmus moved to Boston in 2004 and is a Professor of Art at Bridgewater State University where he is coordinator of the department’s foundations program.