Overview

Born 1986 in Haverstraw, NY

Lives and works in Queens, NY

 

Greg Burak's work explores the possibility of the uncanny, contrasting the temporal and the mysterious through modes of representational and figurative painting. His paintings are a foray into the paranormal as he captures the faltering moment at the threshold between the everyday and the supernatural. "Something lurks in the mundane and Greg Burak tiptoes around it. He clarifies nothing, yet illuminates plenty- like shining a flashlight on an amalgam of innocuous matter. This allows the viewer an encounter with dubious freefall. One is hard pressed to identify the narratives contained within these frames. What are these moments verging on? What are they tending toward? There are moot tensions that leave the viewer at a loss for resolution." (Reilly Davidson)

 

His first solo exhibition Visitations at Fortnight Institute in 2018, received press from Art in America and The Brooklyn Rail. His work has been included in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally in recent years. His second solo exhibition, Associates, (2022) at Fortnight Institute is about fate and the uncertainty of situations. 

Works
Biography

Greg Burak (b. 1986, Haverstraw, NY)

Lives and works in Queens, NY

 

EDUCATION

2015: Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University - Bloomington, IN

2007: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art - Baltimore, MD

2005: Associates Degree in Fine Arts, Delaware College of Art & Design, Wilmington, DE

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022: Associates, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY

2018: Visitations, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021: Nine Lives, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY

2021: The Loney Ones, curated by Katelyn Eichwald, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY

2021: Hunters in the Snow, curated by Fortnight Institute at 303 Gallery, New York, NY

2019: Paraíso Perdido, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY

2019: I ♥ Paint 3, Patel Gallery, Toronto, Canada (Curator Kim Dorland)

2017: Inside/Outside, Greg Burak & Graham Preston, Gitler & _____, New York, NY

2016: MFA National Competition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

2016: Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015: Misconnections, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2015: Disjointed Realities, Blueline Gallery, Bloomington, IN

2014: Inside and Out, The Painting Center, New York, NY.

2014: Magnitude 7, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2014: Great Lakes Small Works, RAC Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI

2014: MFA Group Show, Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington, IN

 

RESIDENCIES

2016: Art Students League Residency at Vytlacil, Sparkill, NY

 

AWARDS

2016: Ruth Katzman Scholarship, Art Students League Residency at Vytlacil

2014 - 2015: Tuition fee remission and stipend, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Bloomington, IN.

 

TEACHING

2015: Associate Instructor, Drawing S200, Florence Overseas Program, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University - Bloomington, IN

2014 – 2015: Associate Instructor, Drawing F100, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University - Bloomington, IN

2014: Associate Instructor, Drawing S200, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University - Bloomington, IN 

Press
Exhibitions
Bibliography

Art in America Magazine, November 2018, Review by Eric Sutphin | Link

The Brooklyn Rail, ArtSeen, October 2018, Review by Hadley Suter | Link

Office Magazine, September 18, John Martin Tilley | Link

 It’s Nice That, August 7, Rebecca Fulleylove | Link

 Young Space Grant, January 17, Kate Mothes | Link