Chicago mural artist Gregory Gove creates work for real world environments throughout the United States as well as abroad.
Working in a wide range of styles, shapes and sizes, Greg prides himself on his ability to adapt to the needs of client and project, acclimating his pieces to work within the context of environments, which include, but are not limited to hotels, restaurants, retail spaces and public use areas. The design process incorporates many discussions with client, architect and designers in order to develop and create pieces that suit the aesthetic and or conceptual needs of new or existing structures.
A St. Louis native, Greg earned his B.F.A. from The Columbus College of Art & Design with a minor in photography. In college, he pursued as many different experiences and disciplines as possible, including fashion design, and illustration. In his education, and beyond, Greg's philosophy has always been that each unfamiliar challenge is another opportunity to learn something new.
During his time at C.C.A.D., Greg assisted internationally renowned realist painter Terry Rodgers in his studio. He learned a great deal about composition and working large scale through conversations with Terry about his work, which complimented and enhanced his experiences in school, and gave him a tangible example in the real world to relate them to. These two exclusive, but related experiences culminated when Greg assisted Terry on a large exterior mural. The experience inspired Greg to pursue large scale projects of his own when he relocated to Chicago that same year.
Since that time, Greg has covered well in excess of 25,000 square feet of canvas and wall space, and continues to welcome aesthetic challenges. In addition to his commercial work, Greg is constantly developing his personal gallery work, which is always evolving, as well as writing and illustrating projects, and designs for stained glass. Greg has also worked in the visual display Dept. at FAO Schwarz, and dressed sets for a film production company, among other things, although he insists he's never had a "real job."
Greg's influences are as diverse as his own work, and range from Max Beckman, and Stuart Davis, to Ed Ruscha, and Ben Nicholson, just to name a few.
Curator's choice 2006 Chicago Art Open
Finalist / St. Cloud Public Library, St. Cloud MN / Stained Glass Entry Window Design '07
Finalist / Greater Cleveland RTA - University Circle Station, Cleveland, OH '10
Gold Coast Art Fair, River North, Chicago, Il. '05
Chicago Art Open Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, Il.2006
Design Trust For Public Space NYC Art Auction Rafael Vinoly Studio NYC 2006
Pink Show Susan Komen Benefit, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, 2007
Square Foot Awol Gallery Toronto 2007
Design Trust For Public Space NYC Art Auction Milk Gallery NYC 2007
Susan Komen Benefit Art Auction Myriad Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2007
Earth Show renaissance Gallery, Dover, OH 2008