b. 1972, Slovenia
Lives in Auckland
Sculptor Gregor Kregar has an established career that spans more than two decades and he exhibits regularly in Australasia and Europe. Highlights of his exhibition history include solo show at Tin Shed Gallery as a colateral event to Sydney Bienniale in 2008 and inclusion in the Cairo Biennale and the 29th Ljubljana Biennale in 2011.
The recipient of several awards and commissions Kregar has won, amongst others, the Melbourne-based 2015 Southern Way McClelland Commission (2013), the Lexus Premier Award as well as People’s Choice Awards at Headland Sculpture on the Gulf (2013), Paramount Award, Wallace Art Awards (2000); a permanent installation at the Christchurch International Airport (2012), the Art Omni Residency at McColl Art Centre New York, USA (2006) and a commission for a permanent work at the Lekhwiya Sports Stadium in Doha.
His work is held in significant public collections including Te Papa Tongarewa, The Chartwell Collection and the James Wallace Arts Trust. Kregar has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana, 1996) and a Masters of Fine Arts (Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, 1999).
Gow Langsford Gallery has represented Gregor Kregar since 2009.
1991-1996 Academy 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
2017 A Sound of Thunder, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2015 Lost World, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2013 New Structures, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2012 Reflective Synthesis, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2010 Cultural Nature, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland NZ
2008 Garden of Liquid Geometry, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ
Immersive Echoes, Bath Street Gallery, Auckland, NZ
Piercing the Clouds, Tinsheds Gallery, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2007 Reflective Lullaby, Michael Reid Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia
2006 In Flux, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Ridiculous Sublime, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ
Shelter, McColl Centre for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, USA
2005 Pygg/Piggy Bank Project, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australia