Gregor Kregar, born in Slovenia, 1972, was awarded his BFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and an MFA from Elam, University of Auckland. He exhibits in New Zealand, Australia, USA and Europe. Solo shows include: Piercing the clouds, Tinsheds Gallery, Biennale of Sydney 2008; I Appear and Disappear, 2003-2004, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, and Te Tuhi Art Gallery, Auckland. Group shows include: Telecom Prospect 2007, Wellington City Gallery, 2007; Red Badge of Courage, Newark, New Jersey; Art Omni 2007, New York; A&P Show, Christchurch Art Gallery 2006.

Gregor won the Wallace Art Award in 2000 and a Norsewear Art Award in 2004. He has completed many public commissions and his work is included in art collections such as: Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington; James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland; Connells Bay Sculpture Park, Waiheke Island; and the Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York. Gregor has been invited on several New Zealand and international art residencies including Art Omi, New York, USA in 2007, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, USA in 2006, and The South Project Residency, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 2005. Gregor has three major works in Christchurch airport's new terminal building. Clouds for Richard Pearse continues his work with stainless steel and cathode lights. The monumental work outside the airport is also Gregor's.

Standing proudly on Melbourne's Peninsula Link freeway is Gregor's 9 metre polished stainless steel gnome, Reflective Lullaby. After overlooking the motorway for four years, the sculpture will move permanently to the nearby McClellan sculpture park.

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