Gregory Crewdson's Biography
Gregory Crewdson is an American artist and photographer known for his elaborately staged scenes of suburban American homes and neighborhoods. His works often feature protagonists who appear isolated and anonymous, and his meticulous attention to detail in production, lighting, and composition, has earned him critical acclaim. Crewdson was born in 1962 in Brooklyn, New York, and he attended SUNY Purchase, where he studied photography and sculpture. He went on to receive an MFA from Yale University in 1985, and he has been teaching at the Yale School of Art since 1993. In 2003, a documentary about his work, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, was released. His work has been exhibited extensively both in the United States and abroad, and is held in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.