Born in Johannesburg in 1949, Greg Kerr spent much of his working life as a teacher and academic while pursuing a career as an artist. He held 24 solo exhibitions since 1981 and his work is held in numerous public and private collections in South Africa and abroad. He holds a doctoral degree in Aesthetics and Criticism and was last formally employed as Professor of Fine Art at the University of Stellenbosch.
He has published papers in a wide range of subjects, including poetry, comic strips, ceramics, art teaching methodology. art history, hermeneutics and language theory.
Since 2000 he has lived in Schoenmakerskop, near Port Elizabeth, and conducts workshop programmes for private students in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth and occasional week-long workshops in Plettenberg Bay, Prince Albert, The Crags and Hamburg.
His work consists primarily of oil paintings that explore the oddities of humans and animals and how they relate to their environments and to each other. Subjects tend to be opportunistic and themes can range from deeply thoughtful and philosophical to entirely frivolous and hedonistic.