Rogan Gregory United States, b. 1972


Rogan Gregory (b. 1972, Denver, Colorado) began his career in New York City as a design consultant for luxury fashion brands. His unique approach combined a sculptural perspective with the street energy of New York, filtered through his nuanced sensibility for design, architecture and science. Implementing a rigorous research and design process, Gregory’s unconventional approach established him as a pioneer among a new generation of designers. He designed his first eponymous clothing collection in 2001. In 2004, he co-founded Edun, a sustainable/social conscious fashion brand with Bono and Ali Hewson. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Vogue/CFDA fashion fund award. While pursuing his career in fashion, Gregory also spent his adult life creating a body of sculptural works, drawings and paintings. Through his work, he channels his interest in natural forms, ecological systems and evolutionary biology. Among other materials, Gregory works extensively in bronze to interpret and preserve his own chronicle of these evolutionary processes. He employs the material frequently with the belief that one should experience it in its natural state, not just visually, but physically when handled and interacted with. He is inspired by the ways in which water, the elements, and the continuum of time, shape our world. He is specifically interested in evolutionary biology, the cycle of life and the process by which life exists in the far reaches of our natural world and worlds beyond our own. Science fiction and the depiction of extraterrestrial organisms in pop culture influence Gregory's work. In his process, he meditates on lines and proportion until he achieves a sense of balance, harmony and truth. Together, the works reveal the artist's unique mythology through their elegant, minimal forms. Gregory had his first solo exhibition with R & Company in 2016 and developed a new body of work for a highly successful second show with the gallery in the fall of 2018. He has been featured in multiple media outlets, including Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal Design, Elle Décor, and Surface.