Julia C.R. Gray
31”H x 6.5W” x 6.75”H
Starting Bid $1,000
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About Julia C.R. Gray:
Julia C R Gray, b.1960 in Los Angeles, California, now lives in Cardiff by the Sea, CA and works from her home studio. After decades of working as a painter, Gray returned to University to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from San Francisco Art Institute in 2014. Gray’s intention is to continue to grow as an artist; studying sculpture with masters, John de Fazio and Richard Berger, and many other professionals, increased her artistic knowledge and expanded her skills. Gray now combines her expertise in painting with her enchantment of ceramic sculpture to create works that portray renderings on three-dimensional human torsos. Gray is inspired by Renaissance artists as well as contemporary artists: Christina Bothwell and Sergei Isupov.
Gray draws her inspiration from the layered complexity (and humor) of being human, encompassing myth, gender power query, body-memory, and consciousness of nature. Layering mediums (clay, slip, oxides, glaze, paint) is essential to Gray’s creative process. Gray builds the human form to dissect into column or totems, in which to pierce and penetrate, carving texture, and then render images, sometimes hidden in the canyons between between the figurative columns.
Gray has shown her work publicly in galleries, group and solo shows across the U.S. since 1996. Selected exhibits include the American Museum of Ceramics, Pomona, CA; San Francisco Art Institute, CA; the Women’s Museum of California, San Diego, CA; California State University Dominguez Hills, Los Angeles and San Diego Natural History Museum.