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CASEY GRAY

Né à Palo Alto, CA en 1983. Vit et travaille à San Francisco.

Casey Gray a reçu un Master of Fine Arts en peinture du San Francisco Art Institute et expose régulièrement ses oeuvres à travers les Etats-Unis. Il les réalise entièrement à la peinture aérosol et grâce à l’utilisation de caches et de pochoirs, il parvient à peindre ses natures mortes avec minutie et subtilité. Ses compositions faites d’un amoncellement d’objets, se caractérisent par la fragilité de l’équilibre qui semble les faire tenir les uns sur les autres.

Plus que des natures mortes, ces collections d’objets délicatement disposés semblent dresser le portrait de leur propriétaire. Comme si chaque élément exprimait un attribut de celui à qui il appartient. La puissance allégorique des peintures de Casey Gray repose sur l’harmonie qui les anime malgré la diversité qui les constitue. Ces cabinets de curiosités contemporains seraient le reflet d’une personnalité autant qu’un témoignage de notre époque. Chaque parcelle de ses tableaux a été peinte individuellement, donnant la sensation que l’ensemble est plus grand que la somme de chacune de ses parties.

Born in Palo Alto, CA in 1983. Lives and works in San Francisco.

Casey Gray received a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and regularly exhibits his work across the United States. His paintings are made entirely with aerosol paint and using covers and stencils, he manages to paint his still lifes with meticulousness and subtlety. His compositions of stacks of objects, are characterized by the fragility of the balance that seems to hold them on top of each other.

More than just still lifes, these delicately arranged collections of objects seem to depict the portrait of their owner. As if each element expressed an attribute of the one to which it belongs. The allegorical power of Casey Gray's paintings rests on the harmony that animates the whole despite the diversity that constitutes each element. These contemporary cabinets of curiosities reflect a personality as much as a testimony of our time. Each parcel of his paintings is painted individually, giving the feeling that the whole is larger than the sum of its parts.

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SOLO AND TWO PERSONS SHOWS

2020

● Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

2019

● Still Blue Skies, Direktorenhaus Museum for Art, Craft & Design, Berlin, Germany

2017

● Appetite for Life, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR

● Double Knotted, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

2016

● Abundant Plains, Casey Gray + Clark Goolsby, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX

● Paper Trail, Legion, San Francisco, CA

2015

● Wave Pool, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014

● Of Land & Sea, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX 2013

● Tropic, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012

● Garden Party, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011

● Style of Eye, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA

GROUP SHOWS

2019

● Memory, Bim Bam Gallery, Paris, FR
● On Approval, Evergold, San Francisco, CA
● Potluck, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

2018

● The House Plant Show, Swim Gallery, San Francisco, CA

● Art Fair, The Porch Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

● Sentimental Mood, First Amendment Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017

● Californicon, Direktorenhaus Museum for Art, Craft & Design, Berlin, Germany

2016

● Summer Group Show, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

● Golden Gate Meets Music City, Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN

● Local II, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015

● Tomorrow, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

● Co:Lab, Athen B. Gallery, Oakland, CA

● Inaugural Group Show, Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

EDUCATION

2010

● Master of Fine Arts, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2006

● Bachelor of Arts, Painting and Printmaking, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

● The City of West Hollywood, Custom Designed Bus Wrap for Cityline Commuter Shuttle

RESIDENCIES

● Artist in Residence, Chalk Hill Artist Residency, Healdsburg, CA

● Artist in Residence, Facebook HQ, Menlo Park, CA.

● Pow!Wow! San Jose Mural Festival 2017, Featured Artist

COLLECTIONS

● The Microsoft Art Collection

● Fidelity Investments Art Collection

● Fidelity Investments Art Collection

● Capital One Art Program

● The Ellie Mae Art Collection

● Stanford University Art Collection

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