Gregory de la Haba is an American interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator, and cultural producer. A skilled painter with a pedagogical lineage that stretches back to Jacques Louis Davide, he is an exemplary practitioner of fine art whose conceptual practice resists categorization. De la Haba’s work explores themes of addiction, contemporary notions of masculinity, and Duende, a heightened state of emotion, expression, and authenticity derived from pure artistic expression. It is from this place that the artist unlocks his true self—both in art and in life.
Since 2008, de la Haba has produced art-related ventures through his creative platform Bodega de la Haba. Notable projects include hosting literary events with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Franz Wright, curating a survey of significant work by the celebrated artist Judy Rifka at Pulpo Gallery in Murnau am Staffelsee, Germany, and producing and narrating Terrence Browne’s Irish art history musical, Hazel: Made In Belfast which premiered at Carnegie Hall.
De la Haba’s work has been exhibited internationally, including at Salzach Biennial, Salzburg Arts Festival, Queens Museum, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Contemporary Istanbul, Design Week Milan, Mykonos Biennale, SCOPE Art Show, Art Miami, Art Southampton, and Sylt Art Fair. In 2009 de la Haba was the Artist-in-Residence at Jack the Pelican Presents where he firmly cemented his notoriety with a provocative body of work.
A cum laude graduate of Harvard University, de la Haba has written on a number of artists including Billy The Artist, Richie Culver, Marcus Jansen, Cristina BanBan, Oscar Murillo, Al Diaz, California Locos (Dave Tourjé, Chaz Bojórquez, John Van Hamersveld, Norton Wisdom and Gary Wong), Miya Ando, Andy Moses, Timothy Warren Williams, Lance De Los Reyes, Mel Bochner and many others. De la Haba's writings and artworks have been featured in a number of publications including The New York Times, Southampton Review, Rizzoli’s Irish America, New York Arts Magazine, and Portray.
De la Haba is represented by Geuer & Geuer Art GmbH in Dusseldorf, Germany. A native New Yorker, the artist lives and works in New York with his wife, Teresa, and their two boys, Matthew and Sebastian.
The McSorley's Sketchbook Series
The Billboard Series, 48 Wall Street, NYC
Escuela de Artes Plasticas