Born an artist, Jeremy Gregory is a creative force!
A native to the Pacific Northwest, he is influenced by nature, port living, and the antics that take place around him.
As a child Jeremy would use his talents to focus and express himself, and today it still holds true. Known for his unique style, his approach to storytelling draws you in as you interpret the uncomfortable and magical aspects of life that Jeremy is expressing. Whether creating paintings, illustrations, murals, or stop-motion – you find yourself relating to his pieces in some way.
A graduate from the Art Institute of Seattle (2001), Jeremy never stopped producing or engaging. Having a soft-heart for community, it is common to find him participating in positive opportunities. A few to note are the Seattle At Risk Youth program where he was a mentor artist at what was then called Panels for Progress (2000) – now called Urban Art Works, also helping to develop and implement the City of Tacoma’s mural program, participating in their Spaceworks program, and guerilla marketing project – You’ll Like Tacoma. And recently, participating in a private guerilla marketing effort called South Sound Proud.
In between creating art and engaging with community, Jeremy found time to participate in the City of Tacoma’s Public Art: In Depth (PA:ID) program (2013) and taught graphic design to high school students at the School Of The Arts (SOTA) in Tacoma Washington (2010 – 2015).
Currently, you will find Jeremy creating a stop-motion world of puppets that he has named. This adventure has exploded into a whole new inspiring realm for Jeremy – it is a very exciting time!
Experienced artist and a creative force of many talents – muralist, illustrator, cartoonist, puppeteer, juggler and storyteller!
My multi-layered painting style employs a variety of media that is delightfully nontraditional. One may feel like they have entered a different world. Take a look, peel it back layer-by-layer and enter.
My murals are fresh and thought provoking. Having an eye for the unusual, I tend to incorporate a creative spin. I pride myself on the ability to blend distinctive personal style and input to create a mural that is imaginative, innovative and embodies the area.
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (GTCF): 3-time nominee for the Foundation of Art Award.
PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
2010 to Present – Candy Teeth Creative – Tacoma, WA
Owner and artist. Designs and executes commissioned and personal artwork out of various mediums.
2010 to 2015 – Tacoma School Of The Arts (S.O.T.A.) – Tacoma, WA
Adjunct Artist, high school Graphic Design Instructor.
2010 to 2015 – City of Tacoma Mural Program – Tacoma, WA
Helped to create the mural program and worked as lead mural artist, teaching aspects of mural creation. Website Link
2016 – Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) – Seattle, WA
2012 to 2014 – Microsoft Research Media Support Team – Redmond, WA
Various film related projects, Gigapixel Art Zoom, 2013 to 2014 – being the most recent project.
2012 – SpaceWorks – Tacoma, WA
2011-2012 – “Welcome To The Neighborhood”, a stop-motion production – Tacoma, WA
Co-creator, art director, set designer, puppet sculptor, and puppeteer for a stop motion.
Short produced with the Bates Technical College, Media Group.
2011 to 2012 – Point Ruston Development – Tacoma/Ruston, WA
Lead mural artist for a large scale, ground mural for the mile-long water walk.
Created and managed an application team. Honored to be one of the first artists to use.
Street Bond asphalt coating in a new artistic and revolutionary way.
2007 to 2011 – City Arts Magazine – Seattle, WA
Illustrative Journalist (2007 to 2011)
Monthly Comic Strip: Between The Lines (2007 to 2008) and True Grit (2008 to 2011)
1999 – 2001 – Urban Artworks (formerly: Panels For Progress) – Seattle, WA
Mentor for at risk youth.
2013 to Present – Master Blasters of Sculptures (annual group show) The Hive Gallery and Studios – Los Angeles, CA.
2017 – Artist Mythos (featured artist) Fulcrum Gallery & Tacoma Arts Community Ctr – Tacoma, WA.
2013 – The Art of Jeremy Gregory (solo show) End2End Gallery – Tacoma, WA.
2012 – Little Big Deal (solo show) Bherd Studios Gallery – Seattle, WA.
2013 to 2014 – Public Artist: In Depth (PA:ID) – Tacoma, WA
2001 – Art Institute of Seattle – Seattle, WA
Quote on the Tacoma Hilltop Mural: “In the 1920s Hilltop was full of car dealerships, shoe repair stores, grocery stores, street cars, and brimming with culture and booming businesses. Today it is quickly reclaiming its spot as one of Tacoma’s most vibrant and culturally-rich neighborhoods. The MLK mural depicts neighborhood characters held aloft by futuristic flying machines, car-sized yellow daisies, and at its core, a larger-than-life, dreamy-eyed girl gazing at a friendly slug. The mural itself makes a special connection to the surrounding community by featuring two well known local heroes, Mr. Mac (the man in the red flying apparatus passing out sporting equipment) and Reverend Ivory Crittendon (the man in the flying chair showering down books.) Both men have made a mark on the community by providing sporting equipment and books to promote education to Hilltop’s youth. It took Tacoma artist Jeremy Gregory and his team several months to transform the wall of the abandoned building into a work of public art and into an energizing symbol for the Hilltop neighborhood. After the mural was complete, the community took ownership by cleaning up the adjacent lot. “