Field Burns is an ongoing photographic series that depicts both the power and beauty of the controlled burning of grass seed fields in the Willamette Valley in Oregon.
Collier is a multidisciplinary artist working in poetry, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation and video. He holds a BA in Philosophy and a MA in English Literature, both from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale as well as a MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Select Solo exhibitions include; The Suburban (Oak Park, IL.) Nine Gallery (Portland, OR) ArtWorks CEI Project (Corvallis, OR) Portland State University (Portland, OR) Kavi Gupta Gallery (Chicago, IL) Locust Projects (Miami, FL) Dymanite Space Project (Grand Rapids, MI).
Select Group Exhibitions include; The Spiral (Malta) Gallery HOMELAND, (Portland, OR) Mary Lou Zeek Gallery (Salem, OR) 18th Street Arts Center, (Santa Monica, CA) Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) Beret International Gallery (Chicago, IL) Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, IL) Diverseworks (Houston, TX).
Collier’s work has been written about in the New Art Examiner, OrgonLive.com, Willamette Week, Sculpture magazine, Art in America magazine, and the Chicago Sun Times. Collier writes art criticism for OregonArtsWatch.org based in Portland, Oregon and is the author of a number of catalogue essays.