Gregory Crewdson


The photographic dreamscapes of artist Gregory Crewdson are magnificently choreographed and quietly disturbing. Crewdson is one of America’s most influential photographers who’s reached international acclaim for his mysterious and intriguing photos. Crewdson’s scenes are hyper-manicured with immaculate detail that demand prolonged engagement from viewers. Often, the work is fraught with tension, anxiety and desire that powerfully reveals qualities inherent to suburban American life. Crewdson has often been referred to as a filmmaker’s photographer because of his elaborate sets and self-termed “psychological realism” aesthetic. Crewdson studied photography at SUNY Purchase and received his MFA from Yale University School of Art, where he has been a faculty member since 1993. This year, the artist appeared in an article in TIME and in “Art and Death” in Adbusters. This year, he will be featured in “Drawing on Hopper: Gregory Crewdson/Edward Hopper” at the Williams College Museum of Art. Currently on view is “Gregory Crewdson: 1985-2005,” at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome and Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague.