ARTISTS / ALVIN GREGORIO

Opportunity vs Temptation /Mixed media on canvas / 164 x 198 cm / 2008
OPPORTUNITY VS TEMPTATION /MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS / 164 X 198 CM / 2008

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Alvin Pagdanganan Gregorio (b.1974, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.) is a child of Filipino immigrants and the grandson of a Filipino Guerrilla sniper. His work primarily investigates issues of transgenerational violence, post-nomadism, complex PTSD, globalism, post-religion and rewilding, He had his first exhibition with The Drawing Room in 2001.  Gregorio is a Fulbright Scholar (Philippines 2000-01), recipient of a U.S. Speaker and Specialist grant (Israel/Palestine) and is currently an Associate Professor of Arts Practices-Painting at the University of Colorado Boulder. Flores and Gregorio have been collaborating, on and off, since 2005. He currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado and Los Angeles, California.

He has spent his adult life pursuing the expressions of immigration, fragility of family, globalism, violence & war, spirituality, post-nomadism and the defense mechanisms used to contain and navigate these issues. Gregorio received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2000 and soon after was awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship to the Philippines. His work has been collected worldwide and has been exhibited in such cities as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, New York City, Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, Turin, New Delhi, Jerusalem, Manila, Jakarta, and Mexico City. He is represented by the Drawing Room Gallery in Manila. Gregorio is currently an Assistant Professor in Painting at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is based in Boulder, CO.

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