Spalenka Bio
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Greg Spalenka, Founder of Artist As Brand® started his award winning career as an artist after graduating from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California in 1982. Moving to New York City he began a twenty eight year journey illustrating for America’s most prominent publishers of books, magazines, and newspapers.

As a concept designer he has worked on feature CG animated and live action films such as The Ant Bully, The Golden Compass, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

In addition to gallery exhibitions, Spalenka has created or aligned with companies to manufacture limited editions of his art as books, printed items, music, jewelry, and other products.

Spalenka also teaches, lectures and conducts workshops at colleges, universities, art institutions around the country and abroad. Exhibiting at the San Diego Comic Convention for the last twenty years inspired some of the principles now taught in the Artist As Brand® Workshop and Workbook.
Currently he is focused on presenting Artist As Brand® workshops, and finishing a myriad of projects from interactive books to music.

Living in the Santa Monica Mountains (Woodland Hills, CA) with wife, artist/botanical perfumer Roxana Villa Illuminated Perfume and her daughter Eve inspires gratitude in his heart.

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“Greg Spalenka has talent: that’s more than obvious. He can draw, can paint, can design and hold his own with the best creatives working today and not break a sweat. But what sets him apart, that something that makes his art uniquely his own and causes it to stick in our memories, is his driving, consuming passion to create. Greg is constantly in competition with himself; the challenge he cheerfully accepts when he gets up each morning is to out-do what he has done before. It’s a good day when Greg artistically kicks Greg’s ass: he’s been doing it so consistently for so many years that it’s a wonder he has anything left to sit on.”

-Arnie Fenner
Editor of SPECTRUM Sci-Fi Art Annual

“Greg was a perfect fit for creating the tone and environment of the DAWN TREADER. He is highly imaginative with a real understanding of how to create magical images from the beauty of the natural world.”

-Michael Apted
Director: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

“Spalenka is without a doubt the most cerebral illustrator around. A complex Renaissance Man dressed in the cloak of a contemporary illustrator. Greg Spalenka is truly brilliant and a pleasure to work with.”

-Tom Egner
V.P., A.D. Avon Books/Harper Collins