Denver

CONTACT: gregorysantos@gmail.com

 

BIOGRAPHY: (b. 1979, New York) Gregory Santos is an abstract artist and Master Printer specializing in lithography and screen printing.

In 2015 he relocated from NYC to Denver, CO., where his studio practice is based out of Art Gym Denver. Gregory is currently the Printmaking Director at Art Gym Denver and the Chair of Mo'Print.

As a collaborative printer he’s made editions for artists: Tony Ortega, Gigi Chen, Dinh Q. Lê, and Sanford Biggers. He’s also printed editions for Cecily Brown, Jill Moser, Guillermo Kuitca, Robert Kushner, Mickalene Thomas, and Helen Frankenthaler.

Gregory launched Mixed Grit on Feb. 1, 2019. Through the Mixed Grit project he’s printed crayonstone lithographs for: Craig Zammiello, Ali Norman, Ash Armenta, Todd Herzberg, Jessi Hardesty, Annalise Gratovich, Reinaldo Gil Zambrano, and Sage Perrott.

He completed the Printer Training Program at the Tamarind Institute for Lithography and holds a Master of Arts degree from New York University as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University.

STATEMENT

"My imagery is an exploration of elemental, emotional, societal, intimate, and physical relationships.”

In Gregory’s ongoing body of work entitled Movements, he explores and portrays simplified and abstracted figurative movements, capturing the complex aspects of personality, mood, and the vibrancy of human gesture. Each piece becomes its own visual account of poetic movement. Bodies in motion are deconstructed to reveal minimal forms interacting and interweaving. These figures are stripped of all identifying markers allowing the composition, color combinations and mark-making gestures to describe narratives that are both active and reactive. These vignettes reveal fundamental communications and temperaments found within familiar relationships.

Making additions to a photogravure while at the  Frans Masereel Centrum .

Making additions to a photogravure while at the Frans Masereel Centrum.

CURATORIAL

2022 (upcoming)

Mixed Grit - Art Gym Gallery, Denver, CO

2020 (upcoming)

Impressed - Art Gym Gallery, Denver, CO

2018

Giant Woodcuts - National Exhibit - Art Gym Gallery, Denver. CO.

2017

Impressed: Destructive Beauty - Art Gym Gallery, Denver, CO

2016

Impressed - Art Gym Gallery, Denver, CO

Emerging Print - Art Gym Gallery, Denver, CO

EXHIBITS

2020

Call to the Wilds - University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2019

Protect This Land: Making Change Through Visualization - Earth Sciences & Map Library, Boulder, CO

Protect This Land - Sojourner Truth Library, SUNY New Paltz, NY

Art of the State 2019 - Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

2018

Endless Editions 2018 Biennial - Optimism (catalog), New York NY

Bad Hombre - Common Space Gallery, Denver, CO

Standout Prints - Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN

The Printed Image - Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS

Rethinking Urbanism - RedLine, Denver, CO

Master Printers and Print Educators of Colorado - McNichols Civic Center, Denver, CO

2017

1SQFT - RedLine, Denver, CO

Amplify & Multipy - Coburn Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO

Super Saturated - Flatbed Press and Gallery, Austin, TX

Saturated - CRAFT, Austin, TX

2016

_Scape - Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, Denver, CO

Made - Art Gym Gallery, Denver, CO

Art of Slow - Art Gym Gallery, Denver, CO

2015

Innuendo - Ink Lounge, Denver, CO

2014

New Works (solo exhibit) - Inwood Local, NY, NY

The Portrait Show - LeRoy Neiman Gallery, NY, NY

Art from the Boros II - Denise Bibro Fine Art, NY, NY

2013

The Figure 8 - ArtSpace, New Haven, CT

2011

Summer - LeRoy Neiman Gallery, NY, NY

2009

Art Bazaar - Lyons Wier Gallery, NY, NY

Artists' Books 2009 - Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

Molten II - Erotic Book Works - Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

2007

Duality - East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY

Pin-Up - Verb, Albuquerque, NM

Shop Mix - Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

2005

New Works: Selections By Kiki Smith & Valerie Hammonds - The Commons, NY, NY

MA Thesis Exhibit - 80 Washington Square East Galleries, NY, NY

Do Not Bend - Sage Tucker-Ketcham Gallery. Burlington, VT

House of Cards - Columbus Center for the Paper and Book Arts, Columbus, OH

New Works: Selections By Kiki Smith & Valerie Hammonds - The Commons, NY, NY

Storefront/Forefront - 20 East 4th St, NY, NY.

Small Works - 80 Washington Square East Galleries, NY, NY

Chicks in the Dark (solo exhibit) - Freeze Peach, Astoria, NY

2004

Spring[binding] Hath Sprung - The Bonefolder — Volume 1, No. 1.

http://www.philobiblon.com/bonefolder/

2003

Print Matrix - The Commons, NY, NY

2002

International Book Arts Exhibit - Jordan River Art Center, East Jordan, MI

Printmaking BFA Exhibit - Coyne Gallery, Comstock Art Facility, Syracuse,NY

The Art of Rejection - Drawing Gallery, Comstock Art Facility.

A Bunch of Books and Other Works (solo exhibit) - Coyne Gallery, Comstock Art Facility.

2001

Art on Paper Invitational Traveling Exhibition - Oswego State and Drawing Gallery, Comstock Art Facility.

The Erotic Works - Coyne Gallery, Comstock Art Facility.

Central New York Book Arts: Traditional to Innovative - Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY.

100 Universes: An International Accordion Book of Prints - Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR.

Art on Paper Invitational Traveling Exhibition - Oswego State and Drawing Gallery, Comstock Art Facility.

 

Medium format printer at Brand X Editions, NY.

Medium format printer at Brand X Editions, NY.

Former studio, in Spanish Harlem, NYC.

Former studio, in Spanish Harlem, NYC.