Greg Gregson was born in Russia in 1959 and grew up in Liepaja, Latvia. He attended the Drawing Academy starting at the age of 12. From 1980 to 1986, Greg studied in Moscow at the Industrial Design Institute. During this time he took part in numerous underground and avant-garde exhibitions in Russia and the Baltic States. Greg immigrated to the United States in 1990 at which time he started to work and exhibit in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Greg moved to New York City in 2002, where he participated in several group shows at SoHo’s Art Space. In 2006 he debuted with his first solo show at Kirk Gallery.
The artist was influenced by Russian Symbolism and Suprematism, predominantly by the works of Malevich, Tatlin and Sterenberg. Later he merged expressionistic techniques with surreal, dreamlike images which sometimes evolved into complete distortion. Deep earthy hues and delicate yet expressive gestures create these wonderfully organic abstract still lives and landscapes.
Greg currently lives and works in Chicago, IL. Exhibiting his work globally, numerous works have been installed in prestigious private collections throughout the United States and Europe.