Gregory Forstner was born in 1975 in Cameroon, now lives and works in Montpellier, France. The artist received a degree from the Academy of Applied Arts Vienna in 1994, followed by some years with École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts at Villa Arson, Nice, and Paris. In 2008, Forstner was the recipient of a scholarship from the French Ministry of Culture for a residency in New York with Triangle Arts association, which became a 10 year stay in the city until his relocation back to France. He has since had numerous large exhibitions in museums across Europe, notably including a large retrospective in Fondation Fernet-Branca, Basel (2018), and solo exhibition of his current series at FRAC Occitanie Montpellier (2021). The artist is known for his paintings and drawings that capture human nature through expressive brush strokes, bold colors, and his signature anthropomorphised dog characters.