Greg Haberny Artist Biography
Greg Haberny is an artist whose installations transform gallery spaces into a unique environment and experience involving sight and sound. Working with any material he finds useful including screws, nails, wire, tons of glues and epoxies, glass, shredded plastic, firearms, spray paint, oils, watercolours, enamel car paints, acrylics his work is created through a very physical process. He does not like to be constrained by any particular style or medium of art and has a huge and eclectic range of influences on his work. These include The Abstract Expressionists, Williem de Kooning, Cy Twombly and Rauschenberg, Graffiti Art, Pop Art, and Tracy Emin to name but a few. He grew up in a very artistic family in Connecticut, his grandmother was a painter, his father was a furniture maker and the values of hard work were instilled in him from an early age giving him the sense of determination and drive needed to pursue a career in art. He studied photography and filmmaking, and did not originally start as an artist. He worked for several years in the film industry, first acting (and spending lots of time on set drawing) then designing sets which in turn led him to start doing street installations. He now lives and works in New York. Greg has shown his work throughout the United States and internationally. His work has also sold well at auction and is now in many prestigious private and public collections.