Gregory de la Haba

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Gregory de la Haba
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Born1979 (age 43–44)
Astoria, Queens
Alma materHarvard University
OccupationInterdisciplinary artist
Cultural producer
Spouse(s)Teresa Maher

Gregory de la Haba (born 1979) is an American interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator and cultural producer. His work explores themes of addiction, contemporary notions of masculinity and Duende.


De la Haba was born in Astoria, Queens. He received a BLA from Harvard University in 1993 where he graduated cum laude. In 1998 de la Haba married Teresa Maher, heiress to the legendary pub McSorely's Old Ale House.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] De la Haba was commissioned to paint Maher's portrait by her father Matty Maher to commemorate her being the first female bartender in the bar's 165 year history. De la Haba continues McSorely's long tradition of attracting notable artists[8] and writers like John Lennon, e.e. Cummings, Robert Henri, John Sloan and George Bellows by hosting literary events with contemporary writers like Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Franz Wright, Micah Ling, Douglas Light, Kevin O'Hara, Rob Sedgwick, Jack Brown, TJ English, John Reed, Jeffrey Wright, Joseph O'Connor, and Richard Stratton, among others.


De la Haba's work has been exhibited at galleries and art fairs world-wide, including META Gallery[9][10][11], Monaco, France; East End Collected4[12][13][14][15][16], Southampton Arts Center; Design Week Milan[17]; Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY[18]; Mykonos Biennale 2014; Salzach Biennial, Salzburg Arts Festival; Queens International 4, Queens Museum[19][20]; Kunsthaus Tacheles, Contemporary Istanbul; SCOPE Art Show; Art Basel, Miami[21][22][23][24] and Art Southhampton. In 2009 De la Haba was the Artist-in-Residence at Jack the Pelican Presents[25][26][27][28][29]. In 2004 de la Haba exhibited his McSorley's Sketchbook Series at New York University's Glucksman Ireland House, with an accompanying exhibition catalogue essay written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt. De la Haba is represented by Geuer & Geuer Art GmbH, Dusseldorf, Germany.


Since 2008, de la Haba has produced art-related ventures through his creative platform Bodega de la Haba. Curatorial projects include, Danny Minnick: Liquefied Troubles, 2018, Geuer & Geuer Art GmbH, Dusseldorf, Germany [30]; Frieze Frame: Important Paintings by American Artist Judy Rifka, A 40 Year Retrospective: Paintings from 1974-2016, 2016[31][32], Amstel Gallery at The Yard; Leon Löwentruat: Träumereien, 2016 [33][34], Avant Garde LES in New York, NY; John Havens Thornton: 50 Years of Painting: 1964-2014, 2016[35][36][37][38], Amstel Gallery, New York, NY; Who Shot Natalie White?, 2016, Featuring Peter Beard, Olivier Zahm, Michael Dweck, Max Snow, Will Cotton, Anna Bloda, Spencer Tunick, and Natalie White,[39][40][41][42]ROX Gallery, New York, NY; Magnificent Obsession: The Early Paintings of Abstract Expressionist Joann Gedney (1948-1963), 2014[43][44], ROX Gallery, New York, NY; Pacific/Current, 2014, Featuring Andy Moses, Michael Torquato de Nicola, Martin Durazo, Gregory Siff, and Casper Brindle; (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC; What Rules: Featuring Kathy Grayson, Laura O’Reilly, Gregory de la Haba, & Lee Wells, 2014 [45], Cutlog, New York, NY; and Colette Lumiere, Justine’s Reverse Pop Series, 1978-1983, 2013, The Yard, New York, NY. As a patron of the arts, de la Haba sponsored The Beatles Complete On Ukele Awards with David Barrett, 2011 at Bowery Hotel, New York, NY [46][47][48][47], and in 2009 he established the Carlos Collazo Scholarship at Artes Plasticas in San Juan, PR, in honor of the artist who died of AIDS in 1989.

Film and Theater

Theater productions include, Hazel: Made In Belfast, 2014 by Terrence Browne, which premiered at Carnegie Hall; Fishing for Paradise, 2014, by Michael Gorman, painting and sculpture by Gregory de la Haba, La MaMa[49]; How And Why I Robbed My First Cheese Store, 2011, by Michael Gorman with Installation by Gregory de la Haba, La MaMa[50]. Film productions include Water Time: Surf Travel Diary of a Madman, 2014 by Allan Weisbecker.


De la Haba’s writings and artworks have been featured in The New York Times, Southampton Review, Rizzoli’s Irish America, NY Arts Magazine, Whitehot Magazine and Quiet Lunch. From 2014-2018 the artist co-owned and published Whitehot Magazine and Quiet Lunch. Currently, de la Haba is the International Editor for the art and culture magazine, Portray. In the Summer of 2020, his memoir, Curriculum Vitae: A Journey from Montauk, Elsewhere and Back, will be published by C&R Press. As a publisher, De la Haba has worked with several contemporary art writers including Anthony Haden Guest, Shana Nys Dembrot, Paul Laster and Kara Rooney, among others.

In the media


External Links


  1. "A portrait tapped a love connection at McSorley's". The Villager. March 7, 2006.
  2. Larson, Sarah. "Mcsorley's". The New Yorker.
  3. Colangelo, Lisa L. "Queens bar Neir's Tavern could be oldest in New York City, historian says, as famed McSorley's puts up fight".
  4. "This Was the Scene at McSorley's This Morning". Grub Street.
  5. Diebel, Matthew. "At an Irish bar, they're green about Irish history". USA TODAY.
  6. "McSorley's Old Ale House: Donde la música, el cine, el arte y los toros se encuentran". October 14, 2019.
  7. Jacobs, Sarah. "Inside one of New York City's oldest and most famous bars, which serves only 2 beers and didn't allow women in until 1970". Business Insider.
  8. Haba, Gregory De La (February 12, 2018). "McSorley's Old Ale House, New York & The Ashcan School |".
  9. "Gregory de la Haba Brings His Totem Poems & Wailing Reef Project To Monte-Carlo". A Gathering of the Tribes Magazine.
  11. "Exhibition at Meta Gallery: when surfing inspires art / Videos / Monaco Info : Les Reportages / Channels - MC Channel - Video channels of Monaco".
  12. Trauring, Michelle (March 27, 2018). ""East End Collected4" Opens Saturday at Southampton Arts Center".
  13. Lunch, Quiet (May 7, 2018). "East End Collected4 |".
  14. Lunch, Quiet (April 9, 2018). "East End Collected 4 | Southampton Arts Center |".
  16. "Gregory de la Haba new totems 1".
  17. "Gregory de la Haba at Milan's Design Week". April 18, 2016.
  18. "'60 Americans' Contemporary Art Exhibition | Jenne Glover".
  19. "Queens International 4 Queens Museum of Art New York".
  20. "Queens International Art Exhibit At Queens Museum Of Art - Flushing NY on Queens".
  21. Haden-Guest, Anthony (December 8, 2013). "You Should Have Been There: Dispatches From Miami Art Basel" – via
  22. Strouse, Chuck (December 8, 2008). "Horse Porn, Kids, and Basel". Miami New Times.
  23. "Wacked-Out Weirdness at Art Basel". Miami New Times. December 11, 2008.
  24. Herald, The Miami. "World Erotic Art Museum to display Equus Erectus: Between Nothingness and Paradise - Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida".
  25. "Jack the Pelican to fly no more". March 1, 2010.
  26. "7 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before August 19". August 13, 2012.
  27. "exhibitions & events". ArtSlant.
  28. "NYAB Event - Gregory de la Haba "Equus Maximus"".
  29. "Jack the Pelican Presents, New York, New York, USA".
  30. "L.A. Street-Art-Star: Danny Minnick bei Geuer & Geuer".
  31. "Coverage: "Judy Rifka: A Survey of Important Works (1970's – Present)"". March 1, 2017.
  32. Fuse, Arte (July 13, 2016). "Art Exhibits, Art Magazine, Contemporary Art, Art Blogs, Art Artists".
  33. "Leon Lowentraut and Gregory de la Haba at Bodega de la Haba Presents,..." Getty Images.
  34. "Leon Lowentraut's First US Exhibition". Edelman Arts.
  35. "On the Paintings of John Havens Thornton". Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art.
  36. "John Havens Thornton: A survey of paintings | Amstel Gallery | Artsy".
  37. "On the Paintings of John Havens Thornton". Painters' Table. April 23, 2016.
  39. Palmeri, Tara (April 17, 2013). "Doing her breast! Topless tour sways cops".
  40. ""Who Shot Natalie White" show at ROX Gallery, New York - purple ART". Purple. April 29, 2013.
  41. Frank, Priscilla (April 19, 2013). "A Topless Artist's Tour Of Her Exhibition (NSFW)". HuffPost.
  42. "Topless artist 'charms' police - who allow her to keep raunchy gallery show open". Mail Online. April 18, 2013.
  43. Cassin, Alessandro (May 6, 2014). "Magnificent Obsession: Joann Gedney, The Early Paintings, 1948 – 1963". The Brooklyn Rail.
  44. "IFAC Presents: "Magnificent Obsession: Joann Gedney, The Early Paintings" Curated By Gregory de la Haba". Guest of a Guest.
  45. "Cutlog Art Fair in Pictures". Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art.
  46. "Leading New York Artists Team With The Beatles Complete on Ukelele & Gregory de la Haba".
  47. 47.0 47.1 "World Ukulele Day with Gregory de la Haba and composer David Barratt". March 7, 2011.
  48. Desk, BWW News. "Gregory de la Haba, The Beatles Complete On Ukulele Award KALA Ukeleles".
  49. "Michael Gorman's Chasing the New White Whale". FORTY HOUR CLUB.
  50. "Michael Gorman's Chasing the New White Whale". FORTY HOUR CLUB.

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