Originally from Colorado, Jamie Gray studied painting, photography and textile design, ultimately receiving both Bachelors and Masters degrees in graphic design. These design fundamentals deeply underpin Gray’s formal direction and process. An artist her whole life, Gray discovered a passion for abstract painting at university and has regularly exhibited across the US and UK.
In 2015, while living in London UK, Gray began exploring formats beyond the traditional canvas, making small clay sculptures reflective of her linear paintings. These lent themselves to be wearable and soon after Gray established a full-time business making & selling one-off art jewelry, alongside ongoing painting commissions & art exhibitions. Wearing the hats of artist, designer, & solo-maker means each of these disciplines directly informs the other and can be seen through an abstract, geometric and color-forward aesthetic.
Gray's studio practice is based at the historic Kansas City Artists Coalition. She also teaches and offers custom product styling and product photography services to fellow makers.