Gregory Curry

The Currency Cipher Project


inkjet on perforated gummed paper
8 1/2 in. x 11 in.
Edition: 10

Sure, the bills in your wallet are yours now, but how many hands have they passed through on their way to you? Have you noticed the curious rubber stamp icons on your money—obviously communicating something, but what? and to whom? Is there an underground stream of communication based on these mysterious codes, icons and ciphers. Does the public act as unwitting carriers of the “code”, spreading the bills across the planet. Curry offers a stamp sheet of some enigmatic marks that he found on $100 bills. You can tear off a stamp and place it in the corresponding spot on your own currency, confounding the code, or sending the message: we’re on to you. Signed and numbered.

The Currency Cipher Project

Gregory Curry is a painter based in New York City. His work has been exhibited at Parkers Box, Brooklyn; Wall Space Gallery, NY; Tribe Gallery, NY; “6 degrees”, The Cooper-Hewitt National Museum, NY; “Mixing Messages”, Printed Matter, NY; “Giftland vs: Democra$y, Instituto Frances de Bilbao, Bilbao; “Copyright Island”, Museum of Sex, NY; “Get Off; the Art of Stimulation”, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ; and the Visual Arts Gallery, NY.

He was the recipient of a Francis Criss Purchase Award and received a full scholarship to the Skowhegan School of Painting. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in painting.