Christine Gray lives and works in Richmond, Va. where she is a painting professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University. Gray is currently residing in Omaha, Nebr. as an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. In her 2007 painting, Two Vases, a bouquet of paper flowers is suspended by tightly rendered circles of pipe cleaner that sit on a more loosely painted wooden support. Her paintings of still life constructions focus on the idea of synthetic representations of nature through craft materials, as well as what can constitute a still life in its most distilled form.
Gray received her MFA from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2007. Since then she has participated in exhibitions at Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica Ca.; Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Va.; Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, Va.; and Project 4 Gallery, Washington, D.C. Upcoming exhibitions include solo projects at RARE Gallery, New York, and Okay Mountain, Austin, Tex. Her artwork has been reviewed in publications including Art Papers, the Washington Post, the Santa Barbara Independent, the Austin Chronicle, and Artl!es.