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Greg Lamarche in the studioInspired by the dynamism of his native New York City and its role as an incubator of the outlaw art of graffiti, Greg Lamarche's collages combine the city's relentless rhythm and graffiti's aggressive presence to express the power, elegance and rebelliousness of urban creativity. Using found materials and commercially printed papers from his vast collection of vintage printed matter, Lamarche abstracts graffiti's visual language, playing with a profusion of font styles, word fragments, multiple layers, bold colors, rhythmic repetition, multiple perspective and movement. Each unique work of precisely hand-cut paper thus becomes an interplay of the directness of graphic design and the aesthetics of fine art.

Born and raised in New York, Greg Lamarche created his first collages in the sixth grade when he used fireworks wrappers found in his schoolyard. In 1981 he began writing graffiti on the streets and subways, and published Skills, a seminal graffiti magazine, in the early 1990s.

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Lamarche has worked as both fine artist and graphic designer since 2000, and has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Phoenix, Print, Juxtapoz, Modern Painters, The Financial Times and Arkitip among others. His work is also featured in several new books, including Graffiti New York (Eric Felisbret, author; Luke Felisbret, contributor; forward by James Prigoff; October 2009, Abrams. publishers), Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage, (R. Klantin, H. Hellige and J. Gallagher, editors; February 2011, Die Gestalten Verlag, publishers) and The History of American Graffiti, (R. Gastman, C. Neelon, authors; April 2011, Harper Collins, publishers) and Crack & Shine International, (Freddie Forsyth, editor; August 2011, Topsafe London, publishers). Lamarche created the cover graphics for World Piecebook (Sacha Jenkins, David Villorente, authors; June 2011, Prestel USA, publishers.)

  • Solo Exhibitions
  • All of The Above, Graffiti Art Programing Inc., Winnipeg, Canada, 2013
  • Timeless, Joshua Liner Gallery, NY, NY, 2012
  • Unconventional Path, Type Directors Club, NY, NY, 2012
  • I Can See for Miles, Known Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2011
  • One Shot, Fourth Wall Project, Boston, MA, 2011
  • Cut to The Chase, Show &Tell Gallery, Toronto, ON, 2010
  • Things I Picked up Along the Way, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2008
  • Corrugated Cuts and Collages, Reed Space, NY, NY, 2007
  • Second Nature, Riviera Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2005
  • Simple Pleasures, Mccaig-Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2003
  • Two Person Exhibitions
  • Trajectories, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY 2014
  • Works, Urban Folk Art, Brooklyn, 2013
  • Geometric Balance, Show and Tell Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2011
  • Materialism, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2010
  • Common Denominator, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2007
  • Small Worlds, McCaig-Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2006
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
  • Extracts, No Romance Galleries, New York, NY, 2014
  • Telling Tales, Scream Gallery, London, England, 2013
  • Textures, ACA Gallery, New York, NY, 2013
  • Direct Address, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY, 2013
  • Headlines, S.A.L.E. Docks, Venice, Italy, 2013
  • Direct Address, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY 2013
  • Write & Repeat, Stolen Space Gallery, London, England, 2013
  • Home for the Holidays, Klughaus Gallery, New York, NY, 2012
  • Don't Forget to Write, Carhartt Gallery, Weil Am Rein, Germany, 2012
  • Casa De Empeno, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico, 2012
  • Slash, Ces Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA, 2012
  • Fresh Kills, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico, 2012
  • Summer Group Exhibition, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY, 2012
  • Assorted Flavor, Known Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
  • Fragments 1915-2011: Modern and Contemporary Collage, ACA Galleries, New York, NY, 2011
  • Blah..Blah..Blah.., Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ, 2011
  • Special Characters, Compound Gallery, Portland, OR, 2011
  • Cutters, West Cork Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland, 2011
  • Re:Form School, Redu Projects/233 Mott Street, NY 2010
  • Down by Law, Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY, 2010
  • Letterheads, 1000 £ Bend, Melbourne Australia, 2010
  • Get it Together Again, Chicago Tourism Center, Chicago, Ill, 2010
  • The Alphabet Show, Steinsland Berliner Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010
  • New York Then and Now, ACA Gallery, New York, NY, 2009
  • Get Over It, Show & Tell Gallery, Toronto, ON, 2009
  • The New Yorkers, V-1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2009
  • The Piece Process, Anonymous Gallery, New York, NY, 2008
  • Graffiti: Spirit of an Age, Longwood Art Gallery, Hostos College, City University of New York, Bronx, NY, 2008
  • Contain, Anonymous Gallery, New York, NY, 2008
  • All Together Now, Pine Gallery, Ship Bottom, NJ, 2008
  • Combines, BLVD Gallery, Seattle, WA 2008
  • Homegrown, David Krut Projects, New York, NY, 2007
  • Cascading Mountains of Debris, OKOK Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2007
  • Spothunters, New Art Center, Newtonville, MA, 2006
  • Other Possibilities, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2005
  • The Dreamland Artist Club 2005, Creative Time/ Coney Island USA, Brooklyn, NY, 2005
  • Word, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY, 2004
  • The Dreamland Artist Club, Creative Time / Coney Island USA, Brooklyn, NY, 2004
  • Clash of the Titans, Mccaig-Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2003
  • Selected Publications
  • Beneath the Streets, Matthew Litwwack, Jurne, Ginko Press, 2014
  • Cut Out For Collage, Index Book, Index Books, 2014
  • Flip the Script, Christian Acker, Ginko Press, 2013
  • Crack & Shine International, Freddie Forsyth, Topsafe London, 2011
  • The History of American Graffiti, R. Gastman, C. Neelon, Harper Collins, 2011
  • Cutting Edges Contemporary Collage, R. Klanten, H. Hellige, J. Gallagher, Gestalten, 2011
  • New York Subway Graffiti, Tod Lange, Schiffer, 2009
  • Graffiti New York, Eric Feisbret, Abrams, 2009
  • New Skateboard Graphics, J Namdev Hardisty, Mark Batty Publisher, 2009
  • Piecebook Reloaded, David Villorente and Sacha Jenkins, Prestel Books, 2009
  • Creative Time: The Book, Anne Pasternak and Lucy Lippard, Princeton Architectural Press, NY, 2008
  • Definition: The Art Design of Hip-Hop, Cey Adams and Bill Adler, Harper Collins, 2008
  • Piecebook, David Villorente and Sacha Jenkins, Prestel, 2008
  • Exploring Typography, Tova Rabinowitz, Thomson-Delmar, 2006
  • The Art of Getting Over, Stephen Powers, St. Martin's Press,1999

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