Originally from Slovenia, Gregor Kregar currently lives in New Zealand. Since completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana, in 1996, this artist has forged an international reputation exhibiting in Lju bljana, New York, Wellington and Melbourne. His reputation has been built upon his use of a variety of art mediums such as ceramics, glass metals and plastics within his work practice. Kregar is renowned for his strong engineering processes and labour intensive techniques, applying a highly skilled and refined application to his projects. He has completed many public commissions and his work is included in a number of important art collections such as; Michael Buxton Collection, Todd Property, Royal Caribbean, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch; Doha, Qatar; Abu Dhabi City, United Arab Emirates; Te Papa Tongarewa- Museum of New Zealand, Wellington; James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland; Connells Bay Sculpture Park, Waiheke and Francis J Greenburger Collection, New York.
“My work is not confined to any single medium or material. I am concerned with relationships between art and everyday life, I often explore the ways familiar subjects can be represented in a way that displaces original meaning and transforms them from their invisible and mundane existence into the focus of our attention. My work deals with issues of ambiguity and the uncanny yet it is strongly connected to the social, economic and political environment I live in. I have had substantial experience producing and realizing many large-scale ambitious artworks and installations for public and private locations. This has involved all aspects of the process; conceiving, developing and making, installing and managing each of the projects.”