"Gregory Fitzsimmons is an educator, community activist, social worker and artist. For two decades, Greg’s truly interdisciplinary and powerful practice has engaged and appropriated quotidian objects and activities as a means of inquiring and intervention against the impact of war, crime, social injustice, misapprehension, and emotional and physical confusion. He is the director and curator of Uss Gallery Nomadic Projects, which is named after the frigate he served aboard in the U.S. Navy during the 1991 Gulf War. He holds a certificate as a psychosocial rehabilitation practitioner from Wright College. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (with a focus in Painting, Drawing and Photography) from DePaul University's School for New Learning, as well as a Master of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago."