"Gregory's style captures the infinite depth of the moment, stretches it
out past the point of no return from life's linear rodeo, twists it
around quantum characters, and almost makes the meaning of existence pop
out of the canvas, not in shading or hue, but in the way a really ripe fruit bursts with flavor. And it's pretty to look at too."
"I believe Greg has SOUL VISION. At first glance one might think, "creatures" from the sea or outer space. Look again and you connect to spirit. I made an investment in art today, it's by Gregree the painter of souls. Check out the website."
-Ellen Sunni Levine
Being born into a family of artists and musicians, Gregory started painting as a child.
His first inspiration was the bizarre and colorful art style of his grandmother Becky Brenner (who's works
"Ye Old Colonel" & "The Reluctant Virgin" have been displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art).
Since then Gregory has developed a style that he describes as "a sacred stream of conciseness".
His style is full of color, movement and energy surging through the canvas taking shape as weird cartoonish entities.
Gregory states: "I usually just start moving the brush across the canvas without any thought.
I let myself be guided by intuition. Once I make the initial marks, I ask the art itself what it wants to be
and then it tells me. I want the creation to be free without any preconceived notions of where
I want to go; I want the art to go where it wants to go. I find that by not forcing my agenda on the art,
it always repays me with inspiration that I couldn't have thought up on my own.
You must tap into the spirit of art and then once you are "given" the idea by it, just get busy and work your butt off."
Gregory studied art at FIT & SUNY Purchase in New York & Keene State in New Hampshire.
In 1996, Gregory was one of ten FIT students selected to show in a group exhibit at OSilas Gallery in Yonkers, NY.
Gregory has had 59 illustrations published in Surrender To The Flow Magazine and has illustrated the children's book TMWSIY (Based on the music of Phish, all proceeds donated to The Waterwheel Foundation). (scans of published works and book located on Gregory’s website)
He is also a musician and composer under the name DJ McGuire with three instrumental albums on iTunes & Spotify:
Astral, The Gremlin Prince & Honeycomb Headdress.
"I believe all art comes from the same place and we are all just the different filters that it comes into this world through.
When I look at another artist's work,
I connect to the kindred muse that has been interwoven through all art since the beginning of time because we are all one".
-Gregory Fitzgerald Brenner
-Sugarloaf Artisan Village
-Grahamsville Little Worlds Fair
-Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
-The Museum at FIT
-Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery
-The Empire State Studio
-BJ Spoke Gallery
(Harvest of Artists group exhibit)
-NYA gallery I NewYorkART.com
(Conceptual Group Show)
(Conception Group Show)
NYA gallery I NewYorkART.com
7 Franklin Place
New York, NY 10013
Exhibit on display for the month of September 2019
Thurs Sept 5th)
The Art of Gregory Fitzgerald Brenner
The Original Music of Gregory Fitzgerald Brenner
The Automatic Writings of Gregory Fitzgerald Brenner