Drew Gregory Biography
Drew Gregory was born in Melbourne in 1947. He studied printmaking and painting at Prahran Technical College and R.M.I.T. as well as Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne. During this time, he received tuition from many notable artists including George Baldessin, Jan Senbergs Andrew Sibley and Peter Booth. Later in life he gained valuable insights and advice from Albert Tucker and Clifton Pugh.
It was Pugh`s son Shane who organized the highly successful Drew Gregory/Clifton Pugh National Touring Exhibition (1996-97), unique for reaching remote Aboriginal communities, major towns and capital cities in nearly all states with an amazing twenty-three openings.
Gregory has held 52 solo shows and has been involved in numerous group exhibitions throughout Australia. He has also held highly successful solo exhibitions in Chicago, Toronto, Hong Kong, Kowloon and Singapore. He has repeatedly been a finalist in national exhibitions including the Doug Moran Portrait Prize where he won Nation`s Choice; in 1994, the A.C.T.A. Shipping Awards (twice), the Tattersall’s Club National Landscape Prize (ten times), the Discovery Art Show and Prints Across Australia touring regional galleries. In 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2014 he won Members’ Choice in the Tattersall’s Club National Landscape Prize. In 2014, as well as winning the Members’ Choice for the fourth time he also won the Henry Bartlett Inaugural Peoples’ Choice award.
Gregory has travelled extensively both throughout Australia and overseas (with a special preference for South Pacific Islands), and he has won numerous local and national awards. His work is represented in public, private and civic collections internationally.
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