Peter Gregorio - The Many Worlds Interpretation

Artist Statement

Peter Gregorio works in large-scale painting, print, video, photography, installation, and performance, creating pieces and experiences that remix given architecture with new cultural landscapes and contemporary ideas in cosmology. In working to conceptualize information theory and connect forms of interdisciplinary knowledge through artistic practice, Gregorio uses conversations with Theoretical Cosmologists, Science Fiction Writers, and Experimental Musicians, as research for his most recent and ongoing body of work. 'As we approach the merger of human cognition and technology, we near the epoch of a great paradigm shift.' His work considers positing this merger in the context of visual art, from both personal and universal vantage points. Gregorio’s recent projects refer to the scientific concept of “The Singularity” — the point when technology and human intelligence merge — where technologically designed intelligence surpasses the biological. With painting, he collapses three-dimensional space into a flattened reticle of vaguely navigable territory, referencing computer manipulation and theories in cosmology to map the nuances of a dystopian landscape.

Artist Bio

Peter Gregorio currently lives and works in New York City. He received an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. His work has been the subject of several national and international exhibitions including The CUE Art Foundation, Participant Inc., Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Max Protetch, and Repetti Gallery in New York; Real Art Ways, Hartford, and the Boots Contemporary Art Space in Saint Louis; Unimedia Modern, Genova, Italy, and most recently the Schaufenster Project Space in Berlin. His videos have been screened as part of Archetime at the Elizabeth Foundation; Hotch Potch, in Oslo, and London; and in the Northampton International Film Festival. Gregorio is the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, the Paula Rhodes Award, and grants awarded through the Nation Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Northampton Arts Council, and the University of Massachusetts Arts Council. Gregorio is also involved as an independent curator of interdisciplinary projects that have been exhibited throughout New England and New York, previously as Director of the La Lutta Project Space in Brooklyn and currently as Founder and Editor of VECTOR Artist’s Journal. He recently completed a residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program with a sponsorship through the Joan Mitchell Foundation. He is a currently an Artist in Resident in the Chashama Studio Program.