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. 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 Gray established a full-time business making & selling one-off art jewelry, alongside painting commissions & art fairs.
Wearing the hats of artist, designer, & solo-maker means each discipline directly informs the other. For example, Gray's jewelry collections influence her painting aesthetic, as does her interest in incorporating traditional craft-making processes – such as hand-marbling – into contemporary artwork & jewelry. For several years her work has featured her beautifully hand-marbled designs.
In 2019 Gray moved studios to the Kansas City Artists Coalition. She also teaches workshops and offers custom product styling and photography services to makers.
Beco Gallery, Kansas City '19
Mallin Gallery, Kansas City Artists Coalition '19
Vulpes Bastille Gallery, Kansas City '19
437CO Art Gallery, Grand Junction '18
Pulse Projects Gallery, Kansas City '18
The Other Art Fair, London '17
Leyden Gallery, London '17
Le Dame Art Gallery, London '17
Magpie Contemporary Art & Crafts, Surrey '16
House and Garden Festival, London '16
Lotte Inch Gallery, York '15
Candid Arts Trust, London '14
H & R Block ArtSpace, Kansas City '08
Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh '06
Artemis Gallery, Seattle '04
The Palm Room, Seattle '04
The Royal Academy of Arts
The London Artisan
Independent London at Boxpark
We Built This City
Urban Makers East
Crafty Fox, part of London Design Festival
Of Cabbages & Kings
London Local Popup Shop
Solo Craft Fair
Aria Shop London