With a background in graphic design, sculpture, and museum studies, Gregory Herringshaw is a connoisseur of the finest that the two-dimensional realm has to offer. It's always a pleasure to encounter individuals who share an affinity for design and wallcoverings, and we appreciate that Gregory has been a constant resource of information and ideas since we first met him years ago at our booth at ICFF.
Company/Organization: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Education: BFA in Graphic design/Sculpture from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; MFA in Museum Studies, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Describe your work: Assistant Curator in charge of Wallcoverings
Inspiration: I am inspired by visits to art & design museums, and just walking the streets. I love just wandering in foreign cities, with no agenda.
What is one word that describes your artist style? Definitely streamlined
How did you get to know ROLLOUT? Met Anita and Jonathan at ICFF a number of years ago when their wallpapers drew me into their booth. They were both quite charming.
What did your parents want you to be instead of a creative? My parents were very supportive, even after I switched majors like five times.
Is there a piece of art you wished you had created, and why? I am a major fan of Brancusi, and Giacometti, and Rodin, and whenever I see a piece by one of them, it just inspires an "ahhh" moment.
How would you refer to the current artistic style and mindset you live in today? I am so happy to see the return of pattern and color. And not just in wallpaper: in architecture, in clothing, in everything. It's wonderful.