Capture your portrait. Illustrate your story.
Kreg Franco (b.1996) seeks to capture the essence of people and characters through highly detailed and rendered portraits. He’s constantly enriching his knowledge through observations, illustrating portraits in diverse ways according to the subject.
Kreg is a NYC-based illustrator and tattooer. He has obtained a BFA in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology and is graduate of the High School of Art & Design.
He's currently exhibiting artwork across the country, commercially illustrating, and tattooing at East Side Ink. He has been exhibited in several galleries; from NYC's Chelsea, to Miami's Art Basel, to California. Clients hire him from across the globe for pop culture illustrations. He's worked on editorials and publications with Star Wars, Marvel, Quentin Tarantino, Fatherly, various cinema, and more.
His goal is to have viewers recognize the soul in his portraits, as each face has its own story to tell. What sort of story would you tell in yours?
-The Alexander Medal: awarded to a graduating senior who has completed an art program with distinction. Presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (2014)
-The Barbara Nessim: Award for Excellence in Illustration (Summer 2014)
-Haney Medal: Presented by the Metropolitan Museum of Art for best artistic performance in Freshmen/Sophomore from NYC Public Schools. (Summer 2011)
-Buck's Rock Scholarship: Presented by NYC School Chancellor Dennis Walcott and the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Foundation. Three young artists were chosen from NYC to receive a $7,500 scholarship for the prestigious art camp, "Buck's Rock". (Summer 2011)