Gregory Krum was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and studied biology, sculpture and design at Portland State University. After a study abroad program in Italy with the University of Georgia, he relocated to New York, where he received his Master's degree in studio art from New York University and the International Center for Photography. His work has been shown in venues such as the Armory Show, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Soren Christiansen Gallery in New Orleans and Jen Bekman Gallery
. He was awarded the Jack Goodman Scholarship for Art and Technology, and his work has been written about and published in the Paris-based magazine Purple
. In 2007, he was co-curator of an art exhibition entitled The Wrong Store
with Kantor/Feuer Gallery in New York, and he was a Summer 2007 Hot Shot. He curated a show on the fashion label Rodarte, which opened in 2010 at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Smithsonian Institution. Working within the genres of landscape and interior, Krum's work explores diverse themes such as love, failure, commerce and desire within a larger context of space and organization. His subjects have included dust, devotional offerings, seaside villages and Parisian houseboats.