Greg Orloff is a sculptor, metalsmith, and mixed media artist from St. Louis, Missouri. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in sculpture from University of Missouri, Columbia in 2012. Arriving in Los Angeles in the summer of 2015, Greg has established a jewelry and sculpture fabrication shop where he creates his own work as well as teaches jewelry classes, performs jewelry and antique repairs.
Greg creates sculptural adornment that references high-end fashion and adornment through the use of abstract floral motifs as well as primal ornamental filigrees. He is interested in how the wearer of a piece of jewelry can take on alternative personas through the use of adornment. Power and protection are also central elements to his work and while jewelry is not physically protective, the shape and form that these pieces take can greatly increase attention of vise versa deter interaction in everyday social settings.
Greg has also been involved with a number of arts organizations nationally and internationally: Venue Design Artist at the Ragtag Non-Profit Cinema in Columbia, MO: Resident Artist/Program Assistant at Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC; Resident Artist at the Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, PA; Studio Assistant for C. James Meyer at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC; Short Course Scholarship recipient at West Dean College in West Sussex, U.K. 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; Heidi Lowe Gallery in Rehoboth Beach, DE; Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, AR; Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference(s); and Racine Art Museum in Racine, WI.