Ian Greig

Ian Greig is a Sydney based painter. He has been exhibiting nationally since 1999. His early work was inspired by the reflective surface of water, the result of spending many summers along the Kangaroo River in NSW and photographing its varied aspects of light, movement and colour. Researching the analogous relationships between the surfaces of water, painting and photography, Ian studied visual art at the South Australian School of Art and went on to complete a PhD in aesthetic philosophy.
His PhD thesis, on the connection between the sublime and quantum mechanics, opened his painting to influences of a more cosmological nature, whereupon his images became more abstract and ambiguous in meaning, giving freer rein to the imaginative, the ethereal and the ephemeral.

Ian’s work is in many collections and has been awarded many prizes. Since 2005 Ian has been teaching at the National Art School, where he is currently the Postgraduate Coordinator. He is currently represented by Arthouse Gallery, Sydney.