Gregor Kregar

b. 1972ᅠLjubljana, Slovenia
Lives in Auckland, New Zealand

Gregor Kregar ᅠis a true multi-media artist. He employs glass, stainless steel and plastic as well as familiar found objects such as glass bottles and recycled cardboard among other materials to create work. These he uses to mould and shape forms in all shapes and sizes that literally and symbolically reflect the world in which they are placed.ᅠ He is well known for his sculpture - usually large scale, site specific work - which makes the audience question their role as the viewer.

Kregar uses multiple objects (such as in his 2008 work Vanish) and multiple views (as in Piercing The Clouds,ᅠ2008) to heighten the depth and meaning within his art. Piercing The Clouds, used stainless steel, video and lambda print photographs to create angular cloud formations that looks at the idea of multiple points of view. The clouds are site specific pieces anchored to the walls and floor of the space they inhabit. Their surfaces are reflective and the viewer can see the ceiling, ground and themselves in the one formation. He also works in video and photography which both inform and are informed by his sculptural work.
Kregar gained his BFA at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and his MFA at Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland. He has exhibited internationally in solo and group shows and has engaged in many public commissions since the early 1990’s.ᅠ

Education:

1991-1996ᅠAcademy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, BFA

1997 Art History Department, Maori Studies Department, University of Auckland, NZ

1998-1999 Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand, MFA

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2012ᅠReflective Synthesis, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

2010ᅠCultural Nature, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland NZ

2008ᅠGarden of Liquid Geometry, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZᅠᅠᅠ
Immersive Echoes,ᅠBath Street Gallery, Auckland, NZᅠᅠᅠ
Piercing the Clouds,ᅠTinsheds Gallery, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2007ᅠReflective Lullaby, Michael Reid Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia

2006ᅠIn Flux, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, Australiaᅠ
Ridiculous Sublime, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZᅠᅠᅠ
Shelter,ᅠMcColl Centre for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, USA

2005ᅠPygg/Piggy Bank Project, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australiaᅠ
Pygg/Piggy Bank Project, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Australiaᅠᅠᅠ
I disappear, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ

2004ᅠBetween ridiculous and sublime, Bath Street Gallery, Aucklandᅠ
I appear and disappear, Dunedin Public Art gallery, Dunedin, Te Tuhi Gallery, Auckland,NZᅠᅠᅠ
Steel Life in the Window, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, NZ 2003 Mathew 12/12ᅠ
Live,ᅠSculpture On The Gulf, Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZᅠᅠ Steel Life, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, NZ
Steel Life, Bath Street Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2000ᅠMathew 12/12, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, NZᅠ
Roke 2, Auckland city Art Gallery, Auckland, NZ

1996ᅠWhite Kangarooᅠ, collaboration with Scott Eady, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland, NZ

1995ᅠBule,ᅠCirkulane, Sloveniaᅠ
Constructions and forms, National Arboretum, Slovenia

Public Commissions

2008ᅠVanish, Connells Bay Sculpture park, Waiheke Island, NZ

2007ᅠBrick Bay Polyhedron, Brick Bay Sculpture Park, Matakana, NZ

2003ᅠSteel Life Planet, Charlene and Paul Scotty Collection, Auckland, NZ

2002ᅠOKO 3, Price Waterhouse Coopers Tower, Auckland, NZ

2001ᅠChanging Spaces, Wellington Arts Festival, Wellington, NZᅠᅠᅠ
OKO 3,ᅠSculpture terrace, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, NZ

1996ᅠKriz, Lecse, Slovenia

1992ᅠFigure,ᅠNational Arboretum, Slovenia

Awards

2007ᅠArt Residency, Art Omni, New York, USA 2006 Art Residency, McColl Art Centre,ᅠ Charlotte, USA

2005ᅠMonash University/Shepparton Art Gallery, South Project Residency, Melbourne,ᅠAustralia

2004ᅠMerit Award, NorseART Award, Hastings

2003ᅠArt Residency, Otago polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand

2002ᅠTylee Cottage Residency, Sarjent Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand

2000 Paramount Winner, James Wallace Art Awardᅠᅠ Auckland City Council Grant

1992-1996ᅠ France Mund scholarship

 

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