Artist Profile

Gregory Stallmeyer

Artist Statement

“I’m at a point in my life where I feel like things are coming together. I’m able to spend my time doing what I love – creating art, teaching young people, and supporting other artists in our community.”

Bio / Description

Gregory Stallmeyer was born and raised in Champaign. As a teenager Greg was infatuated with the Rockabilly scene of the 1980s including the clothes, music, pin-up art, and hot rod cars. After studying art in college, he apprenticed under local artist and custom car builder, William Baker. Greg opened G.S. Customs in Seymour, Illinois in 1999, and proceeded to become nationally renowned for his unique ability to combine custom metal work and award-winning paint and graphics in creating automotive masterpieces. After more than 20 years building cars, Greg closed his shop in Seymour and went to work at Parkland College as an Instructor in Collision Repair and Welding. He built a studio at his home so he could spend more time making art, and became involved with 40 North and the local art community where he has found friendship, support, and feedback that has allowed him to grow as an artist and person. Today Greg still works with metal and automotive paint creating two-dimensional art and three-dimensional sculpture. He garners his inspiration from nature, people, and everyday life.