Gregory de la Haba 

American interdisciplinary artist

Photo by: Shane LaVancher

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.

Shows and Important Events.


Pulpo Gallery, Murnau Am Staffelsee

Mizuma & Kips


Sylt Art Fair

Düsseldorf, Germany

Qipo Art Fair

Mexico City, MX

The McSorley's Sketchbook Series

Glucksman Ireland House, NYU
Drawings and pastels created during the previous nine years and in celebration of McSorley's 150 years in continuous operation. Pulitzer Prize winner Frank McCourt wrote the catalog's introduction for the show and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Dennis Duggan covered the event, and their love story, in a Newsday article.

The Billboard Series, 48 Wall Street, NYC 

New York City
Installation of a giant 60 x 40 de la Haba billboard unveiled in Times Square at Broadway and 48th Street thanks to ClearChannel and to benefit ArtStart 

Ceasar's Palace

Atlantic City, NJ
Hired by legendary restaurateur John Tunney III (brother of artist Peter Tunney) to paint a 16 x 30 ceiling mural inside Ceasar's Palace.
First meets Peter Beard at The Time Is Always Now Gallery

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
cum laude

McSorley’s Old Ale House

Commissioned to paint the portrait of Teresa Maher, heir to McSorley’s Old Ale House in New York City

Escuela de Artes Plasticas

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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