About the artist:
A native of New York, Greg Giegucz is a multimedia artist who resides and works out of New Orleans. After earning an MFA from the Memphis College of Art in August 2006, Giegucz relocated to New Orleans to draw from its devastated landscape, still recovering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Fascinated with imagery that combines cities with living organisms, Giegucz joined New Orleans’s rapidly evolving community to study displacement.
Giegucz is a founding member of the Greater New Orleans Artist Mansion and is a part-time instructor of art at the New Orleans Artworks School of Glassworks and Printmaking Studio. In past years, Giegucz has received the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation award, as well as the Downtown Development Canal Street Artification project. More recently, Giegucz was awarded the 2012 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
Giegucz describes his work as a personal journal of illustrated characters and symbols, evoked from memory and intuition. His art narrates Everyman’s quiet struggle to reconcile his respective place in an unbalanced and fragmented world of human discourse.