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Biography: Katherine Gray

Katherine Gray
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Katherine Gray

To artist Katherine Gray, glass is a material of both otherworldly perfection and of mundane familiarity. With her work, Gray asks her viewers to consider the notion of disappearance as glass can be so ubiquitous that it is often not even noticed. Her work ranges from blown glass sculptures to assembled installations of found glass. A visitor favorite at The Corning Museum of Glass is Gray's Forest Glass, a large-scale installation comprised of found glass arranged to create the illusion of trees.

Gray earned her undergraduate degree from Ontario College of Art in Toronto, and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington state, and in Denmark. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Observer, Artforum, and the Los Angeles Times. In 2017, Gray received the Libenský/Brychtová Award from the Pilchuck Glass School for her artistic and educational contributions to the field. Besides making her own work, Gray has written about glass, curated and juried multiple exhibitions, and has taught workshops around the world. Currently, she lives in Los Angeles where she is a professor of art at California State University, San Bernardino.

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