Greg Orloff is a sculptor, metalsmith, and mixed media artist from St. Louis, Missouri. He received his Bachelors of Fine Art in sculpture from University of Missouri, Columbia, MO with Magna Cum Laude honors in fall of 2012. While in Columbia, his work took form as sculptural assemblages created from objects that we interact with daily. From car components to kitchen utensils, Greg made cohesion with these materials that transpired into whimsical tongue-n'-cheek sculptures taking inspiration from science fiction. His sculpture and installation work throughout the community eventually lead to a permanent installation in Columbia’s Visitor Center at City Hall. In January 2013, Greg left Missouri to attend an Artist in Residence initially, but was soon brought on as a Programming and Marketing Assistant at the non-profit arts education center called Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC. For the next two years, he spent his time closely working with Pocosin in office and as an educator while creating one-of-a-kind adornments.
Greg has also been involved with a number of arts organizations nationally and internationally at a variety of capacities: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN as a Studio Assistant; Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME as a work/study scholarship student; Touchstone Center for Crafts as an Resident Artist in Farmington, PA; Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC as a Studio Assistant for C. James Meyer, Professor Emeritus from Virginia Commonwealth University; Full Short Course Scholarship West Dean College of the Edward James Foundation in West Sussex, United Kingdom. His work has been included in national and international juried exhibitions at venues such as: Maria V. Howard Imperial Arts Center in Rocky Mount, NC; Texas A&M University Fine Art Gallery in College Station, TX; Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, AR; Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference(s); private collections; and most recently included in the permanent jewelry collection at Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin.
Currently, Greg resides in Los Angeles, CA where he is a full time studio artist at G.Orloff Studios creating one of a kind jewelry pieces and sculptural adornments.