Casey Gray

Casey Gray is a painter from California.

Casey Gray (b. 1983 Palo Alto, CA) is an contemporary artist working primarily as a painter, but occasionally in printmaking, design and site-specific murals. His work examines our collective entanglement with the dignity and reality of the everyday, and engages the symbolic potential of collected objects and personal ephemera to tell stories and inform identity. He often works in serial format, referencing historical painting tropes as a point of departure. His work is characterized by his commitment to aerosol paints and laborious hand cut masking techniques, resulting in a type of skewed realism.

Gray received his MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2010, and his BA in painting and printmaking from San Diego State University in 2006. He has exhibited extensively across the United States and abroad, and has been published widely both in print and online media. He has lived and worked in San Francisco, California since 2008.

B. 1983, Lives / Works in San Francisco, CA.


2010 Master of Fine Arts, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.

2006 Bachelor of Arts, Painting and Printmaking, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.


2019 Still Blue Skies, Direktorenhaus Museum for Art, Craft & Design, Berlin, Germany.

2017 Appetite for Life, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR.

2017 Double Knotted, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA.

2016 Abundant Plains, Casey Gray + Clark Goolsby, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX.

2016 Paper Trail, Legion, San Francisco, CA.

2015 Wave PoolPark Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2014 Of Land & Sea, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX.

2013 Tropic,  White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2012 Garden Party, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2012 Moniker Art Fair, London, England, UK.

2011 Style of Eye, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2010 ill Romantic, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA.


2019 (Forthcoming) Potluck, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA.

2018 The House Plant Show, Swim Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Art Fair, The Porch Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
Sentimental Mood, First Amendment Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2017 Californicon, Johanssen Gallery, Direktorenhaus Museum of Art, Craft & Design, Berlin, Germany.

2016 Summer Group Show, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA.
Golden Gate Meets Music City, Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN.
Local II, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Thick As Paper Thin, Brilliant Champions Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2015 Tomorrow, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA.
Indigo Mind, Storefront Lab, San Francisco, CA.
Co:Lab, Athen B. Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Summer Group Show, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA.
Adrift, Marcas Gallery, Santa Ana, CA.
Inaugural Group Show, Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA.

2014 MiniMansion, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Five Year Anniversary Show, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2013 Wider Than A Postcard, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR.
Milestone #1Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX.
Winter Group Show, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2012 Black Foliage, curated by Matthew Craven, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD.
SCOPE New York, White Walls Gallery, New York, NY.
Winter Group Show, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2011 The City We Love, 941 Geary, San Francisco, CA.
The Idea Board 3, Together Gallery, Portland, OR.
Down & Dirty, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ.
The Letter Collector, Gallery Hijinks, San Francisco, CA.

2010 Winter Group Show, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Say It Don’t Spray It, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ.
Western Expansion, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MI.
Looking East, Gallery Yves Laroche, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Vernissage, SFAI MFA Thesis Exhibition, Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.

2009 Winter Group Show, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Aqua Art Fair, White Walls Gallery, Miami, Florida.
The Stencil Show, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
The Aurora Borealis Art Experience, San Francisco Art Institute, CA.

2008 To See Feel Fit, Agitprop Gallery, San Diego, CA.


New American Paintings, Issue 133, The Open Studios Press, 1/2018.
The Art of Spraypaint, Rockport Publishers, 2017.
Gross Magazine, Feature, Issue 1, 2016.
Maake Magazine, Issue 2, 3/2016.
Strange Plants II, Zioxla, 2015.
Juxtapoz Magazine, Event, Issue 164, 9/2014.
Juxtapoz Magazine, Feature, Issue 158, 3/2014.
New American Paintings, Issue 103, The Open Studios Press, 2/2013.
Chinatown Newspaper, Cover and Feature, Volume 4, Issue 1, 5/2012.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 96 Hours, Feature, 7/8/2010.
San Francisco Art Institute MFA Exhibition Catalog, 5/2010.


The Creators Project, Feature, 4/25/2017.
Juxtapoz Magazine, Interview, 4/1/2017.
Maake Magazine, Interview, 2/2016.
The Hundreds, Interview, 12/28/2014.
ArtSlant, Feature, 4/21/14.
Juxtapoz Magazine, Review, 10/30/2012.
LiveFast Magazine, Interview, 10/5/2012.


The Microsoft Art Collection
Fidelity Investments Art Collection
Capital One Art Program
The Ellie Mae Art Collection
Stanford University Art Collection


Pow! Wow! San Jose Mural Festival 2017, Featured Artist
Artist in Residence, Facebook HQ, Menlo Park, CA.