Gregory de la Haba is an artist, curator, writer and publisher of Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and Quiet Lunch magazine. A cum laude graduate of Harvard University, de la Haba’s writings and artworks have been published in the Southampton Review, Rizzoli’s Irish America, New York Arts magazine, Whitehot Magazine and many others. Mr. de la Haba sees himself as a poet first and foremost. A native New Yorker, the artist lives in the city with his wife Teresa and their two boys. In 2004, Mr. de la Haba founded the Carlos Collazo Scholarship at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, his alma mater, in loving memory of the beloved teacher and artist who died of AIDS in 1989.
His paintings are both genre-defying and deeply social and tend to explore contemporary notions of masculinity. His art takes the form of painterly allegories and spatial expressions of his favorite past times, references to another epoch of civility, urbanity, congenial gatherings of gentlemen and fun loving gals.
Gregory de la Haba's artwork and projects have been included in numerous shows and art fairs around the globe including the Salzach Biennial (Germany), Salzburg Arts Festival (Austria), Queens Museum (New York, USA), Kunsthaus Tacheles (Germany), Contemporary Istanbul (Istanbul), Mykonos Biennial (Greece), and Scope Miami (USA) and Scope Basel (Germany). Most recently he curated the exhibitions “Who Shot Natalie White?”; “Magnificent Obsession: The Early Paintings of Abstract Expressionist Joann Gedney”; “John Havens Thornton:50 Years of Paining:1964-2014”; and “Pacific/Current, Featuring Andy Moses, Michael Torquato, Martin Durazo, Gregory Siff and Casper Brindle”. Additionally, he created the murals for Sean McPherson's Roger Room in West Hollywood and at Mister H. insider the Mondrian Hotel, NYC.