Rolan received his graduate degree in Visual Studies from the California College of Arts & Crafts. A native New Yorker, he spent the past 20 years on the West Coast . He recently returned to Brooklyn. The Minimalist movement of the 1960s greatly informs his work and the Feminist movement greatly influences his thoughts.
from the Seattle Art Museum blog:
" I think this photo by Rolan Gregg epitomizes many visual perceptions of the Pacific Northwest and simultaneously depicts a sense of mystery and awe at the natural landscape of the region. Where else can you find expansive mountains, endless forests, and crashing, tumbling waves close to an elegant cityscape? Rolan’s photograph, in my opinion, speaks to the desire to move through natural landscapes in a mode of curiosity, spontaneity, and with an open-mind and observant eye. It portrays a bounty of nature’s beautiful entities."