Gretchen Ewert lives outside of Taos, NM in Arroyo Hondo. She grew up in the adjoining county in Mora and left there to go east to study ceramics and printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Massachusetts College of Art. After graduation, Gretchen was an associate professor at the Art Institue of Boston, and an instructor in Intaglio at the Experimental Etching Studio of Boston, which she co-founded. Born into a family of both scientists and artists, Gretchen Ewert has been a pioneer artist in bridging the scientific and rational world with the transcendental and non-rational ways of seeing that together comprise the human experience. The meaning of Ewert's work implies that the outer world which we experience is closely aligned with our inner lives. Her art is dedicated to exploring our understanding of human consciousness, the nature of reality, the full the capacity of the human spirit and the profound social transformations which are occurring in our society.