Gregory Siff

United States 1977

Street Art, Pop Art

Gregory Siff
Gregory Siff
United States
July 15, 2014
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Gregory Siff is an American artist whose distinct emotionalism style merges unique elements of abstraction, pop, and street. His technique coalesces the voice of a fearless child with the wisdom of a seasoned warrior. Gregory has become one of the most prolific and exciting forces in the Los Angeles contemporary art scene.  Most recently Siff’s work is included in the Museum of Modern Art PS1 exhibition Rockaway! to celebrate the ongoing post-Superstorm Sandy Recovery. The show, curated by MoMA PS1’s director, Klaus Biesenbach along with Patti Smith and the Honolulu Biennial, includes the “Experience Rooms” which Gregory painted in the Rockaway Beach Surf Club bathrooms alongside works by Marina Abramović and Tom Sachs.

Siff was born  1977 in Brooklyn and has been bi-coastal for the past ten years, but officially made Los Angeles home in 2009 where he has since established himself as ‘one to watch’ in the Los Angeles art scene.

His past work include a mural for non-profit The Art of Elysium’s auction with Christie’s auction house at ACE Museum. Interview Magazine called that 12 x 40 foot painting of the over 75 donating artist’s likeness “Epic.” He was selected by Vans Custom Culture to be one of their “Art Ambassadors”, inspiring students across the United States to embrace their creativity. His hand-painted custom Vans sneakers were on view at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Siff collaborated with Helmut Lang and Project Angel Food, a Los Angeles based charity whose mission is to help those affected by HIV/AIDS, Cancer, and Diabetes. All 21 of his hand-painted limited edition, Helmut Lang tees sold out and 100% of the proceeds benefited Project Angel Food.

Gregory is from the World. He has exhibited at Gallery Brown (2012 LA); Scope (2012 Art Basel, Miami); The Art of Elysium’s Pieces of Heaven, (2012 & 2013 LA); The Art Reserve x Siren Studios (2012, LA);  G Show (2011, LA). He has done commissions and installations for Deitch Projects, Mercedes-Benz, The Standard Hotel, Tumblr, Christie’s, Hyde Sunset, Red Bull, Sotheby’s and Warner Bros. Records. His work has been seen in magazines such as Andy Warhol’s Interview, Treats!, The Wall Street Journal, Flaunt, the Los Angeles Times, Paper, LA Weekly and has done the cover of both LA Canvas and Fabrik. In April 2014, the Santa Monica Museum of Art showcased a recreation of Siff’s Downtown LA art studio where he painted 50 portraits of the homeless youth he encountered while spending a day at the Safe Place For Youth. Also in April 2014, Siff exhibited in the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s Incognito 10.

Gregory Siff lives and works in Los Angeles, US.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014The Art of Elysium's Pieces of Heaven GalaChalkboard, Siren StudiosGroup
2014LA Art ShowAndy Warhol series, Lawrence Cantor Fine Art BoothGroup
2014Optimus Prime group showToy Tokyo, New York, NY Group
2014ONE LOVEWoven Accents, Los AngelesGroup
2014Steer AheadSoze Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2013Sunset Strip Music FestivalEthos Gallery, Hollywood CAGroup
2013Art Battles LAExchange LA, Los AngelesGroup
2013Lady Shark WeekBurgundy Room, Hollywood CAGroup
2013Survive AnythingExchange Alley, NYCGroup
2013M.O.M. Made of MemoriesKGB Gallery, LAGroup
2013The Lost Warhols CollectionTeddy's Lounge, Hollywood Roosevelt, Los AngelesGroup
2013SICKY Art in the LotFameYard, LAGroup
2013The 5th ElementGuerilla One x Gallery 446, Palm Springs, CAGroup
201315th Annual Postcards from the EdgeVisual AIDS, New York CityGroup
2013Ascending HumanEthos Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2013LA Art ShowArt of Elysium, LAGroup
2013One Night StandThe Stanza Coffee Bar, SFSolo
2013Pieces of Heaven AuctionAce Museum, LAGroup
2013Sound of the StreetsWarner Bros. Records, LAGroup
2013G.I. Joe Tribute ShowBait Store, Diamond Bar, CAGroup
2013Tarot: Art of FortuneModern Eden Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2013Kissing, Lying, CryingAV Nightclub, Los Angeles, CASolo
2013Sound of the Streets pt. IIHot Rod, Los AngelesGroup
2013Between Paint and LightLoakl Gallery, Oakland, CADuo
2013American All StarGallery Brown, LAGroup
2013The Little ThingsEthos Gallery, LAGroup
2013Venice Family Clinic Print Pop CollectionGoogle HQ, Venice, CAGroup
2013Vans Custom CultureThe Whitney Museum of American Art, New York CitySolo
2013StadiumRed Life Hamptons Art & Music eventThe StadiumRed Estate, The Hamptons, NYGroup
2013Word PlayDesign Matters, LAGroup
2013Melrose Art Ride, Bike Ride and Art ExhibitionEthos Gallery, LAGroup
2013San Diego Comic Con, Commissioned ProjectWired Magazine x Kia, San Diego, CASolo
2013Let it Fly ProjectBurbank, CASolo
2012There & BackSiren Studios Rooftop Sessions, Los Angeles, CASolo
2012Matter of TimeGallery Brown, Los Angeles, CASolo
2012GetArt 5Project Angel Food, Hollywood, CAGroup
2012The Usual SuspectsLab Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2012D.I.Z.N.I.Graffik Gallery, London, UKGroup
2012Art BattlesDowntown Art Walk, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2012Art BaselBasel, SwitzerlandGroup
2012New Urban VoicesMaximillian Gallery, West HollywoodGroup
2012Venice Art Walk “Surf & Skate Auction”Michigan Avenue, Santa MonicaGroup
2012The Road to Art Basel MiamiLab Art Gallery, LAGroup
2012Vinyl RevisionistsWarner Bros. Records, Burbank, CAGroup
2011G. (11-11-11) LA Fonderie, Los Angeles, CASolo
2010AQUA LOUNGEBeverly Hills, CAGroup
2010The Boys In The Band, Charity AuctionWest Hollywood, CAGroup
2009Don't You Let Me Go TonightKaffe 1668 Gallery, TriBeCa, NYSolo
2009The world according to…East 3rd Gallery Vancouver, B.C. CanadaGroup
2009Brooklynski Store openingGreenpoint, BrooklynGroup
20093rd Ward Art BattlesMultiverse, Williamsburg, BKYLNGroup
2008When things come togetherNowhere north, London UKGroup
2007Nowhere north launchPrivate view, London UKGroup
2007Theatre of note annual fundraiser marathonHollywood, CAGroup
2007Location archive, photographic exhibitionnowhere north, London UKGroup
2007CraziesPrivate view at the estate of Len Aaron, Beverly Hills, CAGroup
2007Nowhere north 1000 sunsLondon, UKGroup
20074th Annual West Hollywood Art and Design WalkAlpha Male, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2007Eat junkFine Arts Gallery, Resolution 12N, NYC Solo
2007Them Lot CollectiveThe Custard Factory, UKGroup
20073rd Annual Art ParadeDeitch Projects, New York, NYGroup
2007Lounge 22 LaunchDublin, IrelandGroup
2007Brother beats-tiles and treats with David ShillinglawLondon, UKDuo
2007Angel headed hipsters of the eastResolution Gallery: Studio 12N, NYGroup
2006The Marshmallow ShowThe Standard Hotel, Hollywood, CASolo
2006i’m not going to die on sunset blvdthe Spider Club, Hollywood, CASolo
20063rd Annual West Hollywood Art and Design WalkAlpha Male, Los Angeles CAGroup
20064th Annual Santa Ana International Film FestivalPremiere of Sequential PAINT, Santa Ana, CAGroup
20062nd Annual Deitch Art ParadeDeitch Projects, NYGroup
2006This place is weird- installationThe Standard, Hollywood, CASolo
2006Echo curio group showChris Stanton vs. Gregory Siff, Echo Park, CAGroup