Bio

 
 

Christopher Adam Gray has studied figurative art since he was 5 years old.  He was published for the first time at 11 years old and would go on to graduate with honors from the Hartford art school in 2005.  Chris studied figurative art intensely during his time in Art School where he learned from modern masters Fred Wessell, Lloyd Glasson and Steven Brown.  Since then Chris relocated to Portland Oregon where he further developed his rendering techniques while adding significantly bolder conceptual elements to his art.  Chris' recent works have moved from canvas to a drawing tablet and contain influences from his 10 years working in the local sex industry.  Chris' work has been featured in 27 exhibitions throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Georgia, Washington, Oregon, Michigan, London and Italy.  In early 2018; Chris’ Erotic works were featured in several of the largest art exhibitions in the world including Detroit’s Dirty Show 19, The Seattle Erotic Arts Festival and Erotic Art Exhibition London.

 

EDUCATION, DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES                                                                                                    2016- Private Investigator License, Oregon PIID 76486

2005- BFA: Painting, Minors Sculpture

           Hartford Art School at The University of Hartford

           Cum Laude Honors

           Notable Instructors: Fred Wessel, Stephen Brown & Lloyd                 Glasson

2003- University of Georgia Study Abroad Program (Cortona Italy)

           National Dean’s List Honors

2000- Certificate in Machine Technology & High School                                 Diploma                            

           Smith Vocational High SchooL

 

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2013- Best DJ award

           PDX Strip Club Awards

2009- Best in Show Award

           100th Monkey Studio’s 3rd annual Juried Exhibition

 

GROUP EXHIBITION HISTORY

2018.  Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2018, international juried art                         exhibition.  Seattle WA

         .  Erotic Art Exhibition London 2018, international juried art                    exhibition, London UK

         .  Haux, Charity Auction for Sex Workers, Portland OR

         .  Dirty Show 19, international juried art exhibition, Detroit MI

2017.  Guilty Pleasures, Group Exhibition at Splendorporium Gallery,                Portland OR

2014.  Penumbra, juried art exhibition at Gallery 114, Portland OR

2013.  Exhibition at Sidecar 11, Portland OR

         .  Hump Night, Exhibition at Alexeisia Center For Art, Portland                OR

         .  Taproot, juried art exhibition at Gallery 114, Portland OR

2012.  Hold Fast Tattoo and Gallery, Seaside OR

2011.  Faces, Exhibition at Sidestreet Gallery, Portland OR

2010.  Stars,  Exhibition at Sidestreet Gallery, Portland OR

         .  Day of the Dead, Exhibition at Sidestreet Gallery, Portland OR

         .  Breasts, juried art exhibition at Ouch My Eye Gallery, Seattle                WA

         .  Project Expose Yourself, Street Exhibition on 5th and Alder,                  Portland OR

2009.  3rd Annual Juried Show, juried exhibition at 100th Monkey                   Studios, Portland OR

2005.  Senior Thesis Exhibition, Group Exhibition at Slipe Gallery                     HAS, West Hartford CT

2004.  Dialogues, Group Exhibition at Slipe Gallery HAS, West                         Hartford CT

         .  Cortona Program Student Exhibition, Group Exhibition at                      Dodd Galleries UGA, Athens GA

2003.  UGA Study Abroad Student Exhibition, Group exhibition at                   Palazzo Casali, Cortona IT

SOLO EXHIBITION HISTORY

2013.  Featured Artist, Exhibition at Mingo, Portland OR

         .  Featured Artist, Exhibition at Pieper Café, Portland OR

2010.  Featured Artist, Exhibition at Aloft Hotel, Portland OR

2009.  Featured Artist, Exhibition at Art Heads Framing Gallery,                       Portland OR

         .  Featured Artist, Exhibition at Rocking Frog Café, Portland OR

2002.  Featured Artist, Exhibition at Capos Café, Easthampton MA

2001.  Featured Artist, Exhibition at Capos Café, Easthampton MA

 

PUBLICATION HISTORY

2011.  Portland Talent Magazine, April 2011 Edition

2010.  Knead Art Magazine, Issue #1 April 2010

2007.  The Unnaturals, Issue #1, Fall 2007