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. Post-Consumerism was born in the aftermath of agency life, and it jump-started his career in contemporary art.
Uzelac’s work has been shown in Bushwick pop-up gallery, Showdinger!, as well as Think Coffee at 1 Bleecker Street and Northwestern’s annual Alumni Arts Showcase in Manhattan. In addition to painting, he continues to write for stage and screen, and is a staunch defender of Swedish pop band ABBA.