Kevin Francis Gray (b.1972, Northern Ireland) creates bodies of sculptural work that transcend common notions of abstraction and figuration. Gray’s practice is deeply rooted in Italian marble’s historical and cultural legacies, as well as evoking its academic canons; his approach, at once traditional and innovative, interrogates the intersection of conventional sculptural techniques and contemporary life. 

Gray’s sculptures are characterized by their meticulous attention to detail and a distinct sense of realism, often focusing on the human form and mythical subjects. His works frequently explore themes of vulnerability, emotion, and the human condition, making his sculptures profoundly emotive and striking. Gray’s approach to materials is also noteworthy; he primarily works with bronze and marble, materials traditionally associated with classical sculpture, yet he employs them in a manner that speaks to modern sensibilities and styles.

Represented by Pace Gallery, Gray has gained considerable recognition in the international art scene, with exhibitions across Europe and North America. His sculptures are celebrated for their technical mastery and emotional depth. He lives and works in London, UK, and Pietrasanta, Italy.

Selected Exhibitions

Royal Academy of Arts, UK; Belvedere Museum, Austria; MAC VAL Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France; Daejeon Museum of Art, South Korea; Museo Riso, Italy; MAMC Musée d’Art Moderne, France, Sudeley Castle, UK, ARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Spain;  Art Space, USA; Museo Bardini, Italy; Sculpture in the City, UK; Messums, UK; Villa Santo Sospir, France; Nieuw Dakota, Netherlands.


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