Published: February 03, 2020
Gregory Siff, Notable Artist and Performer, to Speak at UT Feb. 4, 11
Gregory Siff, a notable visual artist, opera singer, experimental filmmaker, voice artist and actor, will speak at The University of Tampa on Feb. 4 and 11.
On Tuesday, Feb. 4, Siff will be the featured guest in the College of Arts and Letters in Conversation event in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, Siff will speak about his art at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at 1 p.m. Both events are open and free to the public.
Siff is from Brooklyn but currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He began working on stage at the New York City Opera, singing in operas such as Carmen, Tosca and Lucia. He was cast in Fox’s true-life story The Brady Bunch: The Final Days and in I.F.C.’s Rome and Jewel, a modern update of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. He’s guest-starred on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, CBS’s C.S.I.: NY and HBO’s How to Make It in America.
Siff’s experimental short film, Sequential Paint, written and directed by Stephen Dackson, was a featured selection at the Spring 2010 NewFilmmakers Series in New York City at the Anthology Film Archives. The film also screened at various exhibits, art shows and galleries in Los Angeles, including the opener of the 2006 Santa Ana Film Festival. His work blurs the boundaries between pop art, abstract-expressionism and street. As a voice actor, Siff appears in the video game series Grand Theft Auto as the voice and body of Rocco Pelosi.
Siff’s work is featured in places including Beatz’s Dean Collection, Deitch Projects, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Soho House New York and Google HQ. He also has done commissions and installations for companies including Mercedes-Benz, Adidas, Marc Jacobs and Forbes.
For more information, contact Christina Singer, assistant professor of art, graphic design, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 257-3708.