In 2007 Laith McGregor obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. In 2008 he won the Robert Jacks Drawing Prize at the Bendigo Regional Art Gallery. In 2009 he was awarded an Emerging Artist New Work Grant by Australia Council for the Arts and was the Queensland recipient of the 2009 QANTAS Foundation Encouragement of Australian Contemporary Art Award. McGregor is currently undertaking a two year studio residency in Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. His work is represented in public and private collections around Australia.
Quotation: Laith McGregor, from a statement written by the artist on occasion of the acquisition of his work by the Museum of Contemporary Art, 2010
Historical figures and fictitious characters morph and weave, reaffirming themselves and their presence like phantoms.