Gregor Kregar, Sydney Contemporary [high res]-05

Gregor Kregar



Gregor Kregar works with a kaleidoscopic array of materials and media including glass, stainless steel, cast bronze, plastic and familiar found objects (such as bottles and recycled cardboard). Kregar often creates large-scale, site specific sculpture, which invites the audience to question their role as viewers.

Kregar won the Wallace Art Award in 2000 and a Norsewear Art Award in 2004. He has completed many public commissions and his work is included in the art collections of: Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington; James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland; Connells Bay Sculpture Park, Waiheke Island; and the Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York.

Gregor has been invited on several New Zealand and international art residencies including Art Omi, New York, USA in 2007, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, USA in 2006, and The South Project Residency, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 2005. Gregor has three major works in Christchurch airport’s new terminal building. Clouds for Richard Pearse continues his work with stainless steel and cathode lights.

Solo shows include: Piercing the clouds, Tinsheds Gallery, Biennale of Sydney 2008; I Appear and Disappear, 2003-2004, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, and Te Tuhi Art Gallery, Auckland. Group shows include: Telecom Prospect 2007, Wellington City Gallery, 2007; Red Badge of Courage, Newark, New Jersey; Art Omni 2007, New York; A&P Show, Christchurch Art Gallery 2006.