Katherine Gray Artist Bio

Started working in glass in 1990s.
www.katherine-gray.com

Katherine Gray received her undergraduate degree from Ontario College of Art in Toronto and her MFA 1991 from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. Her work has been exhibited most recently at See Line Gallery and Acuna-Hansen Gallery, both in Los Angeles, and been reviewed in the LA Times and on Artforum.com. It can also be found in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass and the Tacoma Museum of Glass, among others. Katherine has written about glass, curated several exhibitions, and has taught workshops around the world. Currently, she lives and works in Los Angeles, California. In 2007 she joined the Art Faculty at California State University, San Bernardino.

My work primarily involves glass. It is a material that we spend a lot of time not looking at, but I have invested a good part of my artistic livelihood trying to perfect working with it, to make visible the invisible. This means highlighting both the material itself but also the long journey towards glassblowing mastery. I want my work to represent the inequity that exists between sublime beauty and manufacturing extravagance, because I have arrived at a place where I am no longer confident that I made the right choice. At the very least, my subtle disillusionment is overwhelmed by the value in making things in a society increasingly ruled by machines and simulated experiences.

“Aglow”
Katherine Gray
2012
pre-existing ice buckets, lead crystal and acrylic stand
48″ tall, 30″ diameter

“White Mounds”
Katherine Gray
2008
Blown Glass
20 x 20 x 10 in.

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