EDUCATION

 

1989 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA., M.F.A.

 

1979 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA., B.F.A.

 

 

PERFORMANCES

 

2010               “Caliban in the Mirror”, Roy & Edna Disney Cal/Arts Theater, REDCAT, Los Angeles (with Max King Cap)

 

2009               “Water”, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena

 

2008               “Akwidaa:Kumasi”, Shrines and Masqueradess Live! New York University, N.Y.

 

                       “Afrotronic” with Giavanni Washington, Japanese American National Museum

 

                       “Akwidaa Mangroove”, 18th St. Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA. (with Michael Grodsky)

 

2007               “Sonic Love Wave”, New Renaissance Theater, Syracuse, N.Y

 

2004               “Look Me In The Eye”, Academy of Media Arts, (Kunsthochschule fur Medien) Cologne, Germany

 

2003               Art Church, The Woman’s Building, Los Angeles

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITS

 

2016               "Time Machine / Hippie Dandy", Melikstetian | Briggs, Los Angeles, CA

 

                       "Todd Gray", Lightwork, Syracuse, NY

 

2015               “Caliban in the Mirror: Exquisite Terribleness”, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

 

2014               “Exquisite Terribleness”, Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles, CA

 

2012               “The Gray Room”, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

2010               “Spirit Shack”, See Line Gallery, West Hollywood, CA

 

2005               “Todd Gray, Shaman”, Pablo’s Birthday, NY

 

2004               “Todd Gray: Immaculate”, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles

 

2003               “Media Tower”, Pasadena City College, CA

 

2002               “Todd Gray”, Kellogg Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, State University

 

1996               Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

                       Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITS

 

2016               "a, the, though, only", Made in LA 2016, curated by Aram Moshayedi and Hamza Walker,

                       Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

 

2015               "Breath/Breadth: Contemporary American Black Male Identity", Maier Art Museum,

                       Randolph College, Virginia

 

                       "Above/Below/Within", Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles, CA

 

                       "Cry Me A River", Etoile Polaire Lodge  #1, New Orleans, LA.

 

                       "Caliban in the Mirror, 2.0”, Samson Art Gallery, Boston, MA

 

                       "Black Portraitures{S} Ii: Imaging The Black Body And Re-Staging Histories",

                       symposium presented by NYU / Tisch School of the Arts, Florence, Italy

 

                       "Manifest Justice", pop-up exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

 

2014               “Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad” Ben Maltz Gallery, curated by Meg Linton,

                       Otis College of Art,   Los Angeles

 

                       "Racial Imaginary", Pitzer Art Galleries, Claremont, CA

 

                       “Exquisite Terribleness”, Meliksetian | Briggs Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

                       "Gettin’ off the Ground", curated by Isabelle Lutterodt, Angels Gate Cultural

                       Center, San Pedro, CA

 

2013               “Go Tell It on the Mountain” California African American Museum, Los Angeles

 

2012               “Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community” USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles

 

                       “Refocus: Multicultural Focus”, Arena 1, Santa Monica

 

2011               “The Bearden Project”, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

 

                       “Posing Beauty”, curated by Deborah Willis, USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles,

                       Newark Art Museum, Figge Art Museum

 

2010               “From My Universe, Objects of Desire”, See Line Gallery, West Hollywood “Contemporary Art From

                       The Douglas Nielsen Collection”, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona

 

2009               “Black Is Black Ain’t”, Detroit Museum of Art

 

                       “Oz, New Offerings From Los Angeles”, Instituto Cultural Cabaña, Guadalajara , Mexico

 

                       “Posing Beauty”, curated by Deborah Willis, NYU Tisch, Gulf+Western Gallery, New York

 

2008               “Black Is Black Ain’t”, curated by Hamza Walker, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, travels

 

                       “Twenty Years Ago Today:  Supporting Visual Artists L. A.”, curated by Rita Gonzalez and

                       Kris Kuramitsu, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles

 

                       “Truthiness:  Photography as Sculpture”, curated by Tyler Stallings, California Museum of

                       Photography, Riverside, California

 

                       “PIX, Some Recent Photos From The Post-Filmic Era” curated by Kristina Newhouse,

                       Torrance Art Museum, CA

 

                       “This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in Los Angeles Photographs”

                       curated by Caudia Bohn-Spector and Jennifer Watts, Huntington Library, San Marino

 

2007               “Celebrity”, curated by Marilu Knode, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona

                       Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas

 

                       “Blacks in and out of the Box”, curated by Lisa Henry California Afro-American Museum, L.A., CA

 

2006               “Gray, Korfmann, Youngblood: New Forms in Photography” Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles

 

                       “Brave New World”, curated by Heather Harmon and Nicole Dungao, Pharmaka Art, Los Angeles

 

2005               “Framing the Triangle”, curated by Deb Willis, Goethe Institute, Accra, Ghana

 

2004               "Fade, 1990-2003", African American Art in Los Angeles, L. A.  Cultural Affairs Department,

                       Luckman Gallery, CSULA

 

2001               “Committed to the Image”, Brooklyn Museum of Art, N. Y.

 

                       “Beyond Boundaries  Contemporary Photography in California”, The Friends of Photography,

                       San Francisco

 

2000               "Made in California 1900-2000" Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 

                       “American Dreams, 6th International Triennale” Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia

 

                       "A History of African American Photographers"  Smithsonian

 

1998               "Mouse: An American Icon", Alternative Museum, New York "Presumed Innocence",

                       Anderson Gallery of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va. , travels to:

                       Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, OH

 

                       "City of Los Angeles Individual Artists Grant Recipients", L. A. Municipal Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park

 

1997               "Elusive Paradise: Los Angeles Art from the Permanent Collection" "Spheres of Influence",

                       Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

 

1996               "Man's World", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

 

                       "The Present (H)our", Oakland Art Museum, CA.

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2012               Thelma Golden, Diedra Harris-Kelley, “The Bearden Project”, Studio Museum in Harlem

 

2010               Sharon Mizota, “Todd Gray and Kyungmi Shin at See Line Gallery”, Los Angeles Times, August 12

 

                       Todd Gray, “Michael Jackson Fotografien, 1974-1983”, Edel Publishing, Germany

 

                       Todd Gray, “Michael Jackson Before He Was King”, P-Vine Books, Japan Todd Gray

 

                       “Michael Jackson Antes De Ser El Rey”, NORMA Editorial, Spain

 

                       Todd Gray, “ Michael Avant Jackson”, Verlhac Editions, France

 

2009               Todd Gray, “ Michael Jackson Before He Was King”, published by Chronicle Books

 

2008               The Renaissance Society, “Black Is Black Ain’t”, exhibition catalogue

 

2006               Holly M yers, Around The Galleries, Los Angeles Times, June 23, 2006 pg E15

 

                       Tommy Freeman, “Brave New World at Pharmaka”, Artweek, September, 2006

 

2005               Charlene Roth, “Todd Gray: Immaculate” Artweek, March, 2005

 

                       Jody Zellen, “Todd Gray”, Art US, Reviews, March-April 2005 Page 7

 

2004               Holly M yers, “A historical record that tends to contain blots and erasures,”

                       Los Angeles Times, Calendar, December 21, 2004, page E3.

 

                       Julie Joyce, “Todd Gray:  Immaculate”, exhibition catalogue, Luckman Fine Arts Complex

 

2003               Mat Gleason “Art Angelenos”, Modern Painters, London, Spring 2003.

 

2002               Emory Holmes, “Breaking Away From Pictures of Stereotypes”, Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2002,

                       Art&Architecture page 57.

 

2001               Vince Alleti, “Body and Soul,” Village Voice, pg. 71, March 13

 

1999               Ken Johnson, “Art in Review; Choice: 99”, New York Times, December 10, 1999

 

1997               Hunter Drohojowska Philip, "I Tawt I Taw a ¢!#%?! -- Familiar cartoon characters take on a

                       shadowy cast  in Todd Gray's photographs", Los Angeles Times, Sunday Calendar, January 5, 1997

 

                       Jody Zellen, "Todd Gray", Technikart, Paris, pg 72-73 December/January

 

                       Claudine Ise, "Todd Gray", Art Issues., pg. 38, March/April 1997

 

                       Susan Otto, "Todd Gray, Shoshana Wayne Gallery" Art in America, pg.134, May, 1997

 

1996               Peter Lunenfeld, "Technofornia", Flash Art,  March/April 1996

 

                       Todd Gray, "Todd Gray: Michael Jackson Reconsidered", see: A journal of visual culture, pg.48 - 56,

                       Issue 2:1 1996 Published by The Friends of Photography, MIT Press

 

                       Paul Tomidy, "the present (h)our", catalogue, Oakland Museum of California, 1996

 

1990               V. Aletti, "Photo", The Village Voice, 2/6/90

 

                       Shelley Rice, "Promoting Pictures", Art in America, Oct. 1990

 

                       Susan Robinson, "Implicit References", Artweek, 3/15/90

 

1989               Illustrated Bio-Bibliography of Black Photographers, 1940-1988, by Deborah Willis-Thomas

 

                       C. Gerald Fraser, "Harlem Curator Helps Redefine Photography" The New York Times, 8/6/89

 

                       Joshua Decter, "New York In Review", Arts Magazine, December

 

 

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

 

2012               CIM Group, Midtown Crossing, Los Angeles

 

                       Los Angeles International Airport, Video Installation, (with Joseph Santarromana)

 

2009               Purchase, Los Angeles International Airport

 

2004               L. A. Firestation #43 City of Los Angeles for permanent collection

 

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

2007               Public Art Commission: Los Angeles International Airport, Video Installation, City of Los Angeles

 

2006               SCAC, Assigned Time release, CSULB

 

2005               Sabbatical, CSULB

 

                       J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts administered by the California Community Foundation

                       Visual Arts Initiative

 

2004               SCAC, Assigned Time release, CSULB

 

                       Public Art Commission, L. A. Firestation #43, City of Los Angeles

 

                       Pasadena Art Alliance Grant for “Immaculate” Exhibition

 

                       Artists’ Resource for Completion Grant, The Durfee Foundation

 

2003               SCAC, Assigned Time release, CSULB

 

2001               SCAC, Assigned Time release, CSULB Associate Professor, CSULB

 

2000               Assigned Time release, CSULB

 

1999               Public Art Commissions: Jefferson Branch Library, and Baldwin Hills Branch

                       Library, City of Los Angeles

 

1997               City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Grant

 

1991               Art Center College of Design - Great Teacher's Award

 

1988               Wasserman Scholarship (Cal Arts)

 

 

PANELS AND LECTURES

 

2011               Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, “Caliban in the Mirror”, New Orleans, LA.

 

2005               Luckman Gallery, “Immaculate” gallery talk

 

                       New York University, Accra, Ghana, Visiting Artist

 

2004               Yale University, “Regarding Michael Jackson: Performing Racial, Gender, and Sexual Difference

                       Center Stage"

 

                       Academy of Media Arts, (Kunsthochschule fur Medien) Cologne, Germany, Visiting Artist

 

2002               Academy of Media Arts, (Kunsthochschule fur Medien) Cologne, Germany, Visiting Artist

 

                       Claremont Graduate School, Visiting Artist

 

2001               Academy of Media Arts, (Kunsthochschule fur Medien) Cologne, Germany, Visiting Artist

 

                       The Public + Artist Program, Museum of Contemporary Art, L. A.

 

                       California Community Foundation – J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts and

                       Brody Arts Fund panelist for the selection of Individual Artist Awards

 

1998               MOCA Mentors Program, presenter, Los Angeles

 

1997               The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, "Photographic Lecture and Workshop Series"

 

                       "Sunday Family Art Workshops with Todd Gray", MOCA, Los Angeles

 

                       "Day Without Art", CSULB, organizer and participant

 

                       Education video: "Elusive Paradise: Los Angeles Art from the Permanent Collection"

                       Family Gallery, MOCA

 

                       "Introduction to Professional Careers in the Arts" seminar, Community Arts Resources for the

                       Getty Multicultural Summer Interns, The Getty Grant Program, Los Angeles

 

1996               University of California, San Diego, Artist Lecture Series

 

                       Oakland Museum of Art, "the present (h)our", artist lecture series

 

                       University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara, "Stream of Consciousness: Eight Los Angeles Artists",

                       artist lecture

 

                       The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, artist lecture series

 

1995               Armand Hammer Museum, "Laurie Brown and Todd Gray, exhibiting artists in the

                       Contemporary Photography: The California Focus" at the art rental and sales Gallery.

 

                       Society for Photographic Education, National Conference, Atlanta, presenting

                       artist, "Michael Jackson Reconsidered".

 

                       Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "P.L.A.N. Artist Panel"

 

                       Pomona College, Claremont, Media Arts Lecture Series

 

                       Korean American Museum, Los Angeles, panelist,"Creating Context"

 

                       Panelist: City of Los Angeles Cultural Grants Program, Photography

 

                       Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, exhibitions committee

 

1994               Friends of Photography Annual Members Workshop, San Francisco

 

                       Panelist: City of Los Angeles Cultural Grants Program, Photography

 

                       State University of New York, Albany, Artist Lecture Series

 

                       Santa Monica Museum of Art Salon Presents: Todd Gray

 

1993               University of California, Los Angeles, Artist Lecture Series

 

                       L. A. Art Fair, "The Kitchen Table", Eugenia P. Butler, moderator

 

1992               University of California, Irvine, "Convergence", Pat Ward Williams, moderator.

 

                       L. A. Art Fair, "L. A. Xtension Artist Panel"

 

1991               Panelist: Regional Individual Photography Grants, National Endowment for the Arts,

                       New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston MA.

 

1990               Los Angeles Photography Center: The Visual Statement

 

1988               Todd Gray: Personal Myths, Columbia College Chicago Photography Department Lecture Series

 

                       Panelist: Society for Photographic Education, National Conference, Deborah Willis, moderator,

                       Houston, TX.

 

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2015               Hermitage Artist Retreat Fellowship, Englewood, FL

 

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Studio Museum in Harlem University of Parma, Italy

 

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art/LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

 

Museum of Contemporary Art/MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

 

University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT

 

Eileen and Peter Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA

 

California Community Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

 

Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA

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