Gregory Siff is a Los Angeles based visual artist. His art is a seamless amalgamation of fine art and street art aesthetics. His signature style of blending of abstract expressionism and Pop Art has garnered him attention worldwide and led to lucrative business and charity campaigns.
Gregory Siff is a Los Angeles based visual artist. He was born December 21, 1977 in Brooklyn.
Siff’s work is a seamless amalgamation of fine and street art aesthetics. His blending of abstract expressionism and Pop Art has been the stylistic format for his signature handmade style of artworks. His distinct style has garnered attention worldwide and opened doors for him to display his work worldwide.
Siff’s first exhibition was in February 2006 the day before Valentine’s, and was titled “heartfirebreathemanifesto.” The exhibition was displayed at the Standard Hotel in Hollywood, and was the first of several collaborations Siff has done with the Standard hotels.
Siff has been commissioned for work by many corporations including Mercedes Benz, Christie’s, Red Bull, Van’s, Tumblr and Southeby’s. Major publications such as LA Weekly, Treats Magazine, Interview, Complex and The Wall Street Journal have displayed his work.
Siff had a successful career as an actor, starting out on the stage in operas shown at the New York City Opera such as Carmen, Lucia and Turandot. He also had guest starring roles on How to Make it in America and Nurse Jackie. iN 2008, Siff went on to write and star in a semi-autobiographical play called The Nothing Boys. The play was critically acclaimed and a portion of proceeds went to the Covenant House in California.
Notably, Siff portrayed the voice and body of Rocco Pelosi, a character in the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto video game. Siff’s experimental art short film, titled Sequential Paint, was featured at art galleries and shows in Los Angeles and at New York City’s New Filmmakers Series.
Siff has made lasting and impactful contributions to numerous charities. His art has helped facilitate funding for charities such as Project Angel Food, a Los Angeles based nonprofit that helps those afflicted by HIV AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening sicknesses. Siff worked on multiple projects to generate funds for Project Angel Food including collaboration with designer Helmut Lang in October 2013, where he painted 21 one-of-a-kind T shirts. The shirts sold out at Helmut Lang’s flagship store on Melrose Ave.
Siff participated in the Safe Place For Youth for the Face 2 Face Fundraising Gala where he met homeless youth. This interaction inspired Siff to paint 50 portraits at his Los Angeles studio of the homeless youth he met, and in April 2014 the Santa Monica Museum of Art showcased a recreation of these portraits.
Most recently, Gregory Siff’s artwork can be seen at the 40th Venice Art Walk Auction beginning May 19, 2019.