Meet, Bunny Gregory
with QC Crown Towers
TMichelle "Bunny" Gregory was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She graduated with a degree in fashion illustration from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After her degree, she was the head of design for the special events firm, Creatrix. Growing up in the 70s and 80s, Gregory realized there weren't any venues for black artists to express themselves in Charlotte. Because of her love for hip hop and pop art, she opened her own venue, the UNDERGROUND, in 2014, which quickly became a staple platform for Charlotte-based urban artists, musicians, and poets. In 2017, Bunny was dubbed "Queen Mother of Charlotte's Underground Hip Hop" by Creative Loafing Magazine. Gregory’s mixed-media studio work is heavily influenced by Afrocentric culture addressing issues of racial and economic disparity, and it often uses illustration, comic book-style drawings, pen and ink, and collage on salvaged boards. Gregory has recently launched a "Harlem Renaissance" on wheels. This UNDERGROUND Mobile Art Studio and Gallery for young artists serves low-income youth in West Charlotte where she grew up.