When I set out to be an artist, I knew absolutely no one in the field and wanted to change that. I also knew (believed I knew) what sort of art I wanted to make. As a teenager and young man, it was the Old Masters or bust. But in the 80's, nobody was painting like an Old Master let alone teaching like one. In my 20's, I learned to be careful for what you wish for. Dreams do come true. I attained—by chance, luck and hard work—the Old Master's skill but not the vision of one. That's when my journey really began. Or, more precisely, my spiraling away from art in order to become the man I needed to be in the first place. Which, in turn, has made me the artist I always believed I was at the very beginning. Vision and all.

Gregory de la Haba is an American interdisciplinary artist and among others also a curator and a writer based in New York City, USA. In 1993, de la Haba graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree. He worked until 1994 in the Studio of Paul Ingebretson.


In his work de la Haba oscillates between a realistic painting style and a conceptual art, which artfully merge with and into each other. De la Haba chooses contemporary and sometimes controversial themes such as addiction, masculinity and the duende concept.
De la Haba initiated the Bodega de la Haba platform in 2008, where he addressed art-related issues.


Gregory de la Haba's art works have been exhibited worldwide including at Salzach Biennial, Salzbug, Austria; Queens Museum, New York City, USA; Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany; Contemporary Istanbul, Annual Art Fair, Istanbul, Turkey; Design Week Milan, Italy; Mykonos Biennial, Mykonos, Greece; SCOPE Art Show, USA; Art Miami, USA and Art Southhampton, UK.



  •  2021 “Thinking Out Loud” Pulpo Gallery. Murnau am Staffelsee. Germany
  • 2021 “A Daze of Roses” Mizuma & Kips. New York. USA
  • 2020 Sylt Art Fair. Geuer & Geuer Gallery. Düsseldorf. Germany
  • 2020 Qipo Art Fair. Mexico City. USA.
  • 2019 “Vertical Horizons / Horizontal Waves: Totem Poems, New Sculpture, Assemblage & Photo Collage” META Gallery. Monaco.
  • 2018 “East End Collected 2” Southampton Arts Center. Southampton. UK.
  • 2017 Art New York 2017. Amstel Gallery. New York. USA.
  • 2016 Design Week. Milano. Italy.
  • 2016 “Surf Totems” Art Southampton. Shchukin Gallery. Southampton. UK
  • 2016 “Punks, Poets and Provocateurs” Jue Lan Club. Southampton. UK
  • 2015 “60 Americans” Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, USA.
  • 2014 “Surfer’s Healing” The Bowery Project. Patagonia. New York. USA.
  • 2014 “Surf Totems” Art Southampton. Amstel Gallery. 
  • 2014 “Family Affairs, An Incestuous Avant-Garde Survey of Art” IFAC New York. USA.
  • 2014 1st Mykonos Biennale. Mykonos. Greece.
  • 2013 “Equus Maximus” The Dirty Show 14. Bert’s Warehouse. Detroit. USA.
  • 2013 “Kunst Muss Stören“, Galerie Luxese. München. Germany.
  • 2012 Trash Art Museum. München. Germany.
  • 2012 “It’s Only The Beginning” LA Art Show. Amstel Gallery.
  • 2012 The Von Show. Armory Week. New York. USA.
  • 2011 “How to Philosophize with a Hammer” Whitebox. New York. USA.
  • 2011 “The Virtues of Vice. Gambling as a Social Sculpture” Whitebox. New York. USA
  • 2011 “It’s Hot in a Disco” Dumbo. New York. USA.
  • 2011 “Tradition und Anarchie”Salzach Biennale. Salzburg. Austria.
  • 2010 “Swell” Nyehaus Gallery. NewYork. USA.
  • 2010 “Dawn of a New Era” New York Studio Gallery. New York. USA.
  • 2009 “Equus Maximus” Jack the Pelican Presents Gallery. Williamsburg. New York. USA.
  • 2009 “Sufboards & Skateboards” World Erotic Art Museum. Miami. USA
  • 2009 4th Biennial. Queens Museum. New York. USA
  • 2008 “Equus Maximus” Bridge Art Fair. Miami. USA.
  • 2004 “The McSorley’S Sketchbook Series” Glucksman Ireland House. New York. USA.
  • 2001 “The Billboard Series” Installation unveiled in Times Square at Broadway and 48th Street. New York. USA.