Gregory de la Haba 

American interdisciplinary artist

Photo by: Shane LaVancher

Gregory de la Haba is a noted American interdisciplinary artist. A skilled painter with a pedagogical lineage that stretches back to Jacques Louis David, 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 40-year survey for celebrated artist Judy Rifka and producing and narrating Terrence Browne’s Irish art history musical, Hazel: Made In Belfast which premiered at Carnegie Hall. A devoted patron of the arts, de la Haba established the Carlos Collazo Scholarship at Artes Plasticas in San Juan, PR, in honor of the artist and teacher who died of AIDS in 1989.

De la Haba’s work has been exhibited internationally, including Salzach Biennial, Salzburg Arts Festival, Queens Museum, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Contemporary Istanbul, Design Week Milan, Mykonos Biennale, SCOPE Art Show, Art Miami, and Art Southhampton. In 2009 de la Haba was the Artist-in-Residence at Jack the Pelican Presents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where he firmly cemented his notoriety with a provocative body of work.

A cum laude graduate of Harvard University, de la Haba’s writings, and artworks have been featured in The New York Times, Southampton Review, Rizzoli’s Irish America, New York Arts Magazine, Whitehot Magazine, and Quiet Lunch. From 2014 to 2018 the artist co-owned and published Whitehot Magazine and Quiet Lunch. Currently, de la Haba writes for the art and culture magazine, Portray. In the Spring of 2022, his memoir, Curriculum Vitae: A Journey from Montauk, Elsewhere and Back, will be published by C&R Press. The new year will also bring his art to Germany, Korea, and Switzerland.

A native New Yorker, Gregory de la Haba lives in the city with his wife, Teresa, and their two sons Matthew and Sebastian. His art is represented by Pulpo Gallery in Murnau am Staffelsee, Germany, and Geuer & Geuer Art GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany. 

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