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Gregory Uzelac is a Brooklyn-based artist, writer, and comedian whose style of painting and illustration translates experienced narratives into colorful, immersive acrylic, watercolour, and illustrated renderings that challenge societal constructs perpetuated by contemporary branding and ideology.

Born in New York, Uzelac studied Film and Asian Studies at Northwestern University from 2009 to 2013, where he was heavily inspired by postcolonial theory, Chinese Cynical Realism, and Zen and Hindu devotional art. Returning to New York after graduation, Uzelac worked in digital advertising, which proved to be a life-changing experience that reaffirmed his desire to make art over consumer goods.

Uzelac’s work has been shown at Google HQ New York, Con Artist Collective, Greenpoint Gallery, and various other shows and fairs. He has debuted work at Bushwick pop-up gallery, Showdinger!, which he founded in order to merge the gallery experience with live entertainment. In addition to painting, Uzelac continues to write for stage and screen, and is a staunch defender of Swedish pop band ABBA.

 

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