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Gray Jones has new works at Artistic Portland.  He's been a member there since 2018.

In March 2017, Gray Jones received an Honorable Mention in Fusion Arts' Colors online exhibition.

In June-July 2016, Gray Jones's work was featured in Mandalas at Tiny's Coffee in Portland, Oregon.

ABOUT  Gray Jones is a native of Washington, DC and received his art training from Howard University and the Corcoran School of Art.  He divides his time between Portland, OR and Washington, DC, and counts illustrators Gustave Dore, Erté (Romain de Tirtoff), Moebius (Jean Giraud), and Jack Kirby among his influences.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018-Present - Artistic Portland, Portland, OR

2019 - The Good Foot, Portland, OR

2016 - Tiny's Coffee, Portland, OR

2015 - Billy Ray's Tavern, Portland, OR

2009 - Artomatic, Washington, DC

2008, 2007, 2006 - DCAC Gallery, Washington, DC

2006 - Alchemy Art, Silver Spring, MD

2005 -

Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington, DC

3 South Gallery, Baltimore, MD

DCAC Gallery, Washington, DC

Alchemy Art, Silver Spring, MD

AWARDS

2017 Honorable Mention, Colors Competition, Fusion Art

2005 Winner of the Berthold Schmutzhart Award, The Corcoran College of Art & Design

ARTIST STATEMENT   Holy Ghosts Machines

​My creation of the series Holy Ghost Machines (2014-2015) is rooted in a hand-drawn, modular process, combining similar material elements with different themes to generate new, abstracted wholes. 

Holy Ghost Machines are complementary variations on abstracted, celestial shapes and human figures.  As the title implies, I was inspired by medieval illuminated texts, mechanical drawings, and planetary photographs. I created the pieces in a two-part process, which itself echoes the contrasting inspirations.  First, I produced black and white prints on 14”x17” sheets of vellum – 14”x17” are standard dimensions for many mechanical drawings and the approximate size of two open pages of a large medieval book.  Then I drew and painted on the prints with pen and ink, using a distinct color scheme for each.

​PORTLAND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Artistic Portland

PICA - Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

IPRC - Independent Publishing Resource Center

Know Your City

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Black Art in America

© 2020 by Gray Jones Art             grayjonesart@gmail.com

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