One of the long recognized artists in the Northwest, Gregory Grenon is well known for his work as a colorist exploring the dynamic and expressive qualities of the people he paints.
Gregory Grenon grew up in Detroit where he studied at the Center for Creative Studies. After a stint in Chicago, where he furthered his printmaking skills at Landfall Press, he moved to the Pacific Northwest in the late 1970s. He has had one-person exhibitions throughout the region as well as in New York, Chicago, Boston and New Orleans. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission. His work is in numerous private and public collections including the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR; the Portland Art Museum; the Seattle Art Museum; the Tacoma Art Museum; the Boise Art Museum; and New York Public Library.
Tragically, Grenon passed away unexpectedly on February 6, 2022. The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation expresses our sincere condolences to his wife, Mary, and their daughter, Aurora.
The Foundation operates the Yeon Gallery, a private art exhibition space, where a retrospective exhibition of Gregory’s work will be shown as a memorial to this incredible human being and artist.