Greg Bourke

Submission from New York City, Gallerist


Greg Bourke currently lives in the East Village in New York City, but was raised in Georgia, and previously lived in Boston. He dropped out of college and now works full time at a contemporary art gallery. During his free time, he takes photographs with his friends and is especially fond of using film. He feels that he is living an interesting juxtaposition, balancing a 9-to-5 job during the day and a vibrant social life at night. You can always catch him at a party with his best nighttime accessory, a film camera of his choice. 



Your idea of happiness?

Living in excitement. Waking up energized by what’s a head, and falling asleep exhausted from the day prior.


Your idea of misery?



First Artist to come in mind?

Alex Da Corte, followed by Ari Marcopolous


If not yourself, who would you be?

Veladya Chapman


Your heroes?

My Parents, My Sisters, Larry Clark, Lena Dunham


What is your present state of mind?



Bedside table books?

It's not about how good you are it's about how good you want to be by Paul Arden, and a notebook to write down thoughts while between rest.


What do you do if you can’t sleep at night?

Make lists


Do you collect?

Vintage Clothing and Cavities


What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?

I grew up in a very conservative, Christian, Republican household. The beliefs as you can imagine were all pretty strange.


How do you see yourself in 5 years?



Georgia, Boston, NYC, what part of each became a part of you?

That’s a hefty question. From Georgia I gained a mentality to always want more in all aspects of my life. From my experiences in Boston (not so much the city itself,) a balance of personal artistry and productive criticism. And from New York… everything else.


A color?



A city?

Marfa, Texas


What are your plans for this weekend?

This weekend I am going to the Metropolitan Opera. I went to a performing arts conservatory for college and one of my best friends from school is a Can-Can girl in The Merry Widow. I’m sure the rest of the weekend I’ll be drunk.


A song?

Backseat Freestyle – Kendrick Lamar


Right or left handed?



What is the best dish you can cook?

I nailed the cranberry sauce at this year’s Friendsgiving


What is your middle name?



What do you do in your free time?

Bite my nails


Favorite ice-cream flavor?



Favorite fictional character?



Time travel is suddenly possible, when/where do you go?

1984 China with my mom when she was 19 years old, visiting her mother’s home