Biography

Born 1972 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Lives in Auckland, New Zealand

 

EDUCATION

1998 – 1999
Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand, MFA
1997
Art History Department, Maori Studies Department, University of Auckland, NZ
1991 – 1996
Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, BFA

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Foucault Pendulum, Tauranga art Gallery, Tauranga, NZ
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New Structures, Gow Langsford, Auckland, NZ
2012
Reflective Synthesis, Gow langsford, Auckland, NZ
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Reflective Illuminations, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
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Houdini Cloud, Michael Reid Gallery, Depot Space, Sydney, Australia
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Dream House Project, Te Tuhi Centre For The Arts, Auckland, NZ
2011
Matthew 12:12 Cup 2011, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, Museum Hotel, Bowen Galleries Window, Wellington, Brick Bay Sculpture Park, Matakana, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne, Micheal Reid Gallery, Sydney
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Fragmented Habitat, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ
2010
Cultural Nature, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland , NZ
2009
Dwelling for Nordung, public art project, Mestni Trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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
..
Reflective Lullaby, Michael Reid Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia
2007
In Flux, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2006
Ridiculous Sublime, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ
..
Shelter, McColl Centre for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, USA
..
Pygg/Piggy Bank Project, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
2005
Pygg/Piggy Bank Project, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Australia
..
I disappear, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ
..
Between ridiculous and sublime, Bath Street Gallery, Auckland
2004
I appear and disappear, Dunedin Public Art gallery, Dunedin, Te Tuhi Gallery, Auckland,NZ
..
Steel Life in the Window, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
2003
Mathew 12/12 Live, Sculpture On The Gulf, Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZ
..
Steel Life, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, NZ
..
Steel Life, Bath Street Gallery, Auckland, NZ
..
Mathew 12/12, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
2000
Roke 2, Auckland city Art Gallery, Auckland, NZ
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White Kangaroo, collaboration with Scott Eady, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1996
Bule, Cirkulane, Slovenia
1995
Constructions and forms, National Arboretum, Slovenia

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
Compact, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
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8@6, Silo space, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, NZ
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Sydney Art Fair, Fehily Contemporary, Sydney, Australia
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Sculpture On The Gulf, Waiheke Island, NZ
2012
Melbourne Art Fair, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, NZ
..
Pattern And Complexity, Royal Institute of Australia, Adelaide, Australia
2011
Sculpture Today, Statues, Figures And Bodies Muzej Sodobne Umetnosti, Celje, Slovenia
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The Event, 29 Graficni Bienale, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Introducing Our Artists, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
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12 Cairo Biennale Palace For The Arts, Cairo, Egypt
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Headlands Sculpture On The Gulf, Waiheke Island, NZ
2010
MCClleland Art AwardMcClleland Sculpture Park, Melbourne, Australia
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Kiparstvo Danes, Muzej Sodobne Umetnosti, Celje, Slovenia
..
Sheep-NZ Icons In Art, Pataka Museum, Porirua, NZ
2009
Catalogue Show, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, NZ
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Auckland Art Fair, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2008
White on White, Christchurch Public Art Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2007
Red Badge of Courage, The National Newark Building, Newark, NJ, USA
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Art Omi 2007, Omi, New York, NY, USA
..
Sculpture Court, Auckland Art Fair, Auckland, NZ
..
Prospect 2007, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, NZ
..
The Tylee Show, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, NZ
..
Existence: Life according to art, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, NZ
..
Pakeha Now, Sutter Art Gallery, Nelson, NZ
2006
A&P Show, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
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Woollahra Sculpture Prize Finalists Exhibition, Woollahra City Council Gallery, Sydney, Australia
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Animal Show, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ
..
Artists in Residence Show, McColl Centre for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, USA
2005
Spirit of Sculpture, St Mathews in the City, Auckland, NZ
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Backgrounds of Landscapes, Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland, NZ
..
Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZ
2004
Political Landscapes, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
..
Left in the members Lounge, Object Space, Auckland, NZ
..
Waikato Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, NZ
..
NorseweART Award, Hawke’s Bay Exhibition Centre, Hastings, NZ
..
Shapeshifter, Frederic Wallis House, Lower Hutt, NZ
..
Henry Sarjeant’s Department Store, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, NZ
2003
Portraiture-The Art of Social Commentary, Te Tuhi-The Mark, Auckland, NZ
2002
Birds Departures Arrivals, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, NZ
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Bron, Equrna Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, AA Gallery, Venice, Italy
2001
Tutors Show, Art Station, Auckland, NZ
2000
James Wallace Art Award Touring Show, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, COCA, Christchurch. Premier House, Wellington, NZ
..
Group Exhibition, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland, NZ
..
Artists on Broadway, Mercedes Building, Auckland, NZ
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Let Them Eat Cake, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland, NZ
..
Crystal Chain Gang, Auckland city Art Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1999
Exhibition of Drawing, Rhode Island, New York, USA
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Wallace Art Award Touring Show, James Wallace Art gallery, Auckland. City Art Gallery, Wellington, COCA, Christchurch, NZ
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Sculpture Exhibition, Sunday School Theater, Auckland, NZ
..
Group Exhibition, Nathan Homestead, Auckland, NZ
..
Slide show, Karangahape road, Auckland, NZ
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James Wallace Art Award, Auckland, NZ
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Pacific show, Southern Markets gallery, Auckland, NZ
1993
Group Exhibition, Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

PUBLIC COMMISIONS

2014
Southern Freeway/McClelland Commission, Melbourne, Australia
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Tranzit Cloud, New Lynn, Auckland, NZ
2013
Fragmented Interactions, Outdoor Gallery, Auckland Airport, Auckland, NZ
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Reflective Lullaby , John and Robert, Populate, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
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Liquid Geometry 3 , Lekhwiya Stadium, Doha, Qatar
2012
Clouds And Cumulous Pavilion For Richard Pearse, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch, NZ
2010
Twisting The Void 2, Cornish, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2009
Twisting The Void, NZI Building, Auckland, NZ
2008
Vanish, Connells Bay Sculpture park, Waiheke Island, NZ
2007
Brick Bay Polyhedron, Brick Bay Sculpture Park, Matakana, NZ
2003
Steel Life Planet, Charlene and Paul Scotty Collection, Auckland, NZ
2002
OKO 3, Price Waterhouse Coopers Tower, Auckland, NZ
2001
-archie, Changing Spaces, Wellington Arts Festival, Wellington, NZ
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OKO 3, Sculpture terrace, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, NZ
1996
Kriz, Lecse, Slovenia
1992
Figure, National Arboretum, Slovenia

 

AWARDS

2013
Lexus Premier and People’s Choice Awards, Sculpture On The Gulf, Waiheke, NZ
2011
Pottery Workshop Residency, Jingdezhen, China
2009
ANZ Private Bank and Art & Australia Contemporary Art Award, Australia
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Art Residency, Art/Industry Program, Kohler Factory, Sheybongan, Wi, USA
2007
Art Residency, Art Omni, New York, USA
2006
Art Residency, McColl Art Centre, Charlotte, USA
2005
Monash University/Shepparton Art Gallery, South Project Residency, Melbourne, Australia
2004
Merit Award, NorseART Award, Hastings
2003
Art Residency, Otago polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand
2002
Tylee Cottage Residency, Sarjent Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
2000
Paramount Winner, James Wallace Art Award
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Auckland City Council Grant
1992-1996
France Mund scholarship

 

BIBLIOGRAPHYKelly Andrew, ‘Sheep in coats of many colours’, The Dominion Post Weekend, March 31st, 2007
Heather Galbraith, John Hurrell, Harold Grieves & Kate Montgomery, ‘Prospect 2007’, exhibition catalogue, Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington, 2007
Anna-Marie White, Paul Spoonley, Damian Skiner, ‘Pakeha Now’, exhibition catalogue, The Suter Art Museum, Nelson, 2007Sue Gardiner, Artnotes, Art Monthly Australia, May 2006
Gregor Kregar, ‘From Kangaroos to Moonshine’, Artnews New Zealand, Winter 2006
Sue Gardiner, Allan Smith, Mario Vrbancic, ‘Between Ridiculous and Sublime’, Catalogue Gregor Kregar’s work, 2006Mark Amery, ‘Now I Am More, Now I Am Less’, The Dominion Post, Nov 11th, 2005
‘Country Life’, Urbis Landscapes, May to July 2005
Janet Hunt, ‘Under the Sky, Beside the Sea’ NZ Herald, Jan 26th, 2005
Sue Gardiner, ‘Sculpture Now’, Art News, Autumn 2005
‘Big Picture’, NZ Herald, Feb 15th, 2005Rosalind La Bas Walker, ‘Disappearing Act’, Sunday Star Times, Oct 24th, 2004
TJ McNamara, ‘Sculptures show substance and style’, NZ Herald, Oct 10th, 2004
Sue Gardiner, ‘The Artist in the age of reproduction’, Art Monthly Australia, October 2004
Aaron Watson, ‘A worker in Progress’, Artzone, No. 6 2004
‘Left at the Members Lounge’, exhibition catalogue, Object Space Gallery
New World Glass Review 25, Corning Museum Of Glass, New York
‘Talk of the Town’, Urbis, Autumn 2004
‘Gregor Kregar: I Appear and Disappear’, Gallery News, March-May 04, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
NorseweART Award, Exhibition Catalogue, Hawke’s Bay Exhibition Centre, Hastings
‘Henry Sarjeant’s Department Store’, Sarjeant Gallery Magazine, Dec-JanPortraiture-The Art of Social Commentary, Exhibition Catalogue, Te-Tuhi The Mark
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Gregor Kregar, Edward Hanfling, ‘Steel Life, Gregor Kregar’, Exhibition Catalogue, 2003
Virginia Were, ‘Live Art’, Artist Profile, Art News, Autumn 2003
Edward Hanfling, ‘Gregor Kregar: Steel Life’, Sarjent Gallery Magazine, March, April, May 2003
‘Large Steel Life With Cars’, Cover of Sarjeant Gallery Magazine, March, April, May 2003
‘Fragile Work’, Wanganui Chronicle, February 27, 2003
Janet Hunt, ‘A site to behold’, New Zealand Herald, January 20, 2003Peter Simpson, ‘Sculpture on the Waterfront’, Art New Zealand, Number 105, Summer 2002-3
Mary Bryan, ‘New city artist-in-residence Attempts to be provocative’, Wanganui Chronicle, November 18, 2002
Katy Campbell, ‘Changing Spaces’, Art New Zealand, Number 104, Spring 2002-
Josie McNaught, ‘Expect the unexpected’, Urbis, Number 16, Winter 2002
‘Changing Spaces-New Zealand Sculpture Now’ catalogue, New Zealand Festival 2002, Wellington 23 Feb-17 Mar 2002
Gregor Kregar, ‘A Self-portrait?’, Bron Exhibition Catalogue, Ljubljana, Slovenia February-March 2002
Rachel Carley, ‘Variegated Border’, Art New Zealand, Number 102, Spring 2002
Paul Kendon, ‘One Mans’ Trash’, Neochroma, Auckland, April 2002Ursa Dolinsek, ‘Car zdruzevanja nasprotij’, Dnevnik, Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 17, 2001T.J.McNamara, ‘Critics Choice’, NZ Herald, Auckland, NZ, 29 April, 2000
‘Roke’, Gallery News, ACAG, Auckland, NZ, June/July/August 2000
Robin Stoney, ‘Let them eat cake’, exhibition catalogue, Auckland, NZ, April-May 2000
‘A Show with Vitality and Variety’, The University of Auckland News, Auckland, NZ, Volume 30, issue 4, May 2000
T.J. McNamara, ‘Mystery, magic and a maze’, NZ Herald, Auckland, NZ, July 31, 2000
Allan Smith, ‘The Crystal Chain Gang’, exhibition catalogue, Auckland, NZ, July-September 2000
Cover of the Gallery News, ACAG, Auckland, NZ, June/July/August 2000
T.J. McNamara, ‘Object lessons in works of still life’, NZ Herald, Auckland, NZ, September 18, 2000
Gilbert Wong, ‘Fragile and Harsh inspire sculptor’, NZ Herald, Auckland, NZ, September 25, 2000
John Daly-Peoples, ‘Leading arts prize goes to twisted metal sculpture’, The National Business Review, Auckland, NZ, September 29, 2000
Julian Slade, ‘New country embraces art’, Auckland City Harbour News, Auckland, NZ, October 4, 2000
Kathryn Webster, ‘Sketches’, Art News, Auckland, NZ, Summer 2000
Claudine Bjorklund, ‘The Wallace Art Award’, Gallery News, ACAG, Auckland, NZ, Dec/Jan/Feb 2000-2001Gregor Kregar, ‘Political Poetics’, Exhibition Catalogue, 1999Cvetka Cvet, ‘Kip, prostor in podstavek’, Republika, Ljubljana, Slovenia. 16 July 1996