Originally from Anchorage, AK, I served 20 years in the United States Army before settling in East Lansing, MI, and studying Fine Art at Michigan State University. My current series is intended to communicate the emotional isolation, anxiety, and confusion I've felt in close relationships after returning from combat. I approach this conversation through the layering of conflicting imagery in order to transform the familiar into the unfamiliar. I seek to illicit feelings of the uncanny by interrupting depictions of the human figure with Ikea assembly instructions and relief map contour lines. To me, this represents the experience of coming home to people I should recognize but can no longer feel. . . I like to consider these artworks contemporary successors to traditional military paintings. They are designed to discuss war during a time in which the citizens of a country can forget they are at war while enjoying uninterrupted access to conceivable comforts.
Gregory's ArtPrize Entries
These are Gregory's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Gregory's Past Work
These are images of past work that Gregory has done.