Gregory Sale, Biography

Gregory Sale is an interdisciplinary artist based in Arizona. The form and content of his work reflects a hybrid approach which incorporates the wry sensibility of Pop art, along with the optimism of Yoko Ono, the provocation of the Happenings, and the raw intensity of art in the age of AIDS. His recent work takes the form of experiential “happenings,” often using simple language to initiate human-to-human exchanges.

Sale is currently producing Love Buttons, Love Bites, a series of projects in the public sphere taking on love, loss, and language by flirting with the fluid parameters of public and private, prose and poem. In 2008, the series was presented by Scottsdale Public Art Program; Glendale Arts Commission; Intervene! Interrupt! Rethinking Social Art Practice conference at University of California Santa Cruz, CA; Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ; and Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson in collaboration with the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

His work has been presented at Photo Miami; University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; and Arizona State University Art Museum. Recent awards include artist residencies at Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY, 2006 and at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2007; and Elly Kay Fund Award, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ, 2008. Sale currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Intermedia at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.

Gregory Sale
145 West Palm Lane
Phoenix, AZ 853003
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