Gregorio graduated, Summa Cum Laude, from
the University of Massachusetts, University Without Walls and the Commonwealth
College Honors Programs in 2004. Since then he has had two exhibitions,
one at “Real
Art Ways” in Hartford Connecticut, and the other at the “55
Mercer Gallery – Soho”, in New York City. The art critic
Grace Glueck recently reviewed him in the “Art in Review” section
in the New York Times. Gregorio has recently moved to New York City and
is attending the MFA program in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts.
about his work:
“How to convey the experience of being alive,
right now, in this moment? I have this need to recreate the
feeling of the realization of existence. It happens, this reflection;
in dark hallways, looking up at the ceiling, walking through archways,
hidden places... one must be alone. Fear and awe set in, the questions,
this is real? Who made this? The texture, the colors.
What am I? Am I my mind? I am in a body. I feel like a vessel, everything
is looking at me, I loose sight of where I start and the space I am contained
in begins. It becomes a mirror. It exists between the moment I was born
and the moment I die. It is built out of those who came before me.
The paintings are the reflection of the question,
and the answer. They are volume and plasticity, churning before
me, I am witness. All at once, beginning and end, a reflection
of a moment in time, through my consciousness, my body. Generations
of humanity, circumambulate the sun, morning through evening the
days evolve. To capture this moment that is fleeting and profound.
Nostalgia and mystery, transubstantiated visually.”