Statement:

My life on The Mesa is in rhythm and full of ritual: grinding wheat, kneading dough, moving rocks, gathering wood, lighting the fire. 

No wasted motion - all part of my truth and devotion.  Being present in this place is my work.                             

The Rio Grande flows a few miles to our East; the 600-foot deep Gorge carves its way through this rugged and delicate landscape.

Ringed by junipers and piñon, our surroundings are powerful and full of mystery. Behind us, a hidden river with petroglyph walls. In front, a Buddhist Stupa signals the way home.   
                                                                             
An owl hoots. A yucca bursts into bloom. The songbirds flutter and rest. I glimpse a coyote; it disappears into the land ... awakens me at night.
                                       
I watch as a storm builds in the sky. Once again, I surrender into this space. My artwork fills itself with clouds.

BIO:​

Theresa Gray has been studying her environs and creating art for more than 30 years. She and her husband, Peter Halter, live off-the-grid near Taos, New Mexico. Dependent upon the sun and the rain to power their handmade home, they are committed to forming beauty from native materials and living a life of balance. Always aware of their surroundings, the environment shapes their movement and inspires their work. 
 

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

Exhibitions

2020

  • Pop-Up | Douglas | MI (Postponed)
  • Solo | Paint Mixer | Park City | Utah

2019

  • Marking Time In Michigan | Lighthouse Studio | Saugatuck, MI
  • Acequia & Holy Water | Studio 107-B | Group Exhibit | Historic Taos Plaza | Taos, NM

2018

  • Pop-Up, Solo Exhibition, Waypost Brewing Co.  Fennville, MI
  • Marking TimeGallery: Studio 238 | Harwood Museum | Taos, NM
  • To Bee Or Not 2 Bee | Studio 107-B | Group Exhibit | Historic Taos Plaza | Taos, NM
  • Taos Mesa Brewing Tap Room \ located downtown Taos, NM
  • Women's Exhibit | Studio 107-B | Group Exhibit | Historic Taos Plaza | Taos, NM

2017

  • Collaborative Chaos | Encore Gallery | Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, NM
  • Painters Exhibition, Kennedy Hall, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM
  • Solo Exhibition, The Practice of Dailyness, Magpie, Taos, NM
  • Sight Unseen, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, NM​

2016                                                                                                                 

  • Group Show, Folk to Fine, Magpie, Taos, NM 
  • Arte de Descartes XVI, Stables Gallery, Taos, NM
  • 7th Annual Self Portrait, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, NM
  • Miniature Exhibit, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM

2015

  • Dixon Fall Studio Tour, Rift Gallery, Rinconada, New Mexico
  • Arte de Descartes XV, Stables Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
  • Art In Embassies, U.S. Embassy, Maputo, Mozambique 

 2014

  • Art In Embassies, U.S. Embassy, Maputo, Mozambique 
  • Spirit Encounters, Northern Lights Gallery, Belfast, Maine 
  • Miniature Exhibit, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico
  • Sight Unseen, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, New Mexico 
  • 35mm Chandelier, Encore Gallery, Taos Center for the Arts 

2013

  • Art In Embassies, U.S. Embassy, Maputo, Mozambique
  • 35mm Entangled, Encore Gallery, Taos Center for the Arts
  • Group Exhibit, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, New Mexico
  • Miniature Exhibit, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico
  • Sight Unseen, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, New Mexico 

2012 

  • Art In Embassies, U.S. Embassy, Maputo, Mozambique                                           

2011

  • The View From Here, Solo Exhibition, Encore Gallery, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, New Mexico
  • PechaKucha, Taos, New Mexico

2008

  • Solo Exhibition, Gebben Jackson Art + Design, Douglas, Michigan 

2007

  • New Work from New Mexico, Blue Roan Studio, Fennville, Michigan
  • Bridge Art Fair, Gebben Gray Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 

2006

  • Solo Exhibition, Gebben Gray Gallery, Fennville, Michigan
  • Bridge Art Fair, Gebben Gray Gallery, Miami, Florida 

2005

  • Solo Exhibition, Gebben Gray Gallery, Fennville, Michigan
  • Private Spaces, Studio Tour, Saugatuck, Michigan                               

 2004   

  • Solo Exhibition, Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan 
  • Private Spaces, Studio Tour, Saugatuck, Michigan                                   

2003

  • Solo Exhibition, Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan
  • All Artist Show, Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan

 2002

  • Rankin Center Art Gallery, Ferris State University
  • Take a Seat - Thirdstone Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan
  • Group Exhibit - The Nines Gallery, Douglas, Michigan
  • Petite Art by Colossal Artists - The Nines Gallery, Holland, Michigan

2001

  • Solo Exhibition, Blue Rhino, Saugatuck, Michigan
  • Group Exhibit, Thirdstone, Saugatuck, Michigan 

2000

  • Solo Exhibition, Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan
  • All Artist Show, Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan

1999

  • Solo Exhibition, Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan
  • All Artist Show, Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan

1998

  • Solo Exhibition, Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan
  • Les dames dans Le jardin, Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan
  • All Artist Show, Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan

1997

  • Solo Exhibition, Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan
  • Shrine Circus, Thirdstone, Saugatuck, Michigan

1996

  • Solo Exhibition, Butch's, Holland, Michigan
  • Second Nature, Vesuvius Gallery, Glenn, Michigan

1995

  • Garden Show, Vesuvius Gallery, Glenn, Michigan

 1994

  • Calder Gallery, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

Experience

  • 2016-2018 Theresa's Wall, Volunteer Curator, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, New Mexico
  • 2006/2008 Instructor, OxBow, Art on the Meadow, "Sketching at Ox-Bow", Saugatuck, Michigan
  • 2004-2007 Founder/Partner Gebben Gray Gallery, Fennville, Michigan
  • 2002-2004 Gallery Manager, Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan
  • 2003-2005 Founder/Artist, Private Spaces Studio Tour, Saugatuck, Michigan
  • 1996-2000 Gallery Assistant, Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan

 

Public Collections

  • Taos Community Auditorium, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, New Mexico
  • Montessori Public Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois
  • Herman Miller Corporation, Holland, Michigan
  • Oxbow School of Art | School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Saugatuck, Michigan
  • Dr. Suzette Sanchez, Lakeshore Medical Campus, Holland, Michigan
  • Susan Davenport Geer, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Thirdstone, Fennville, Michigan


Public Commissions

  • 2015 Taos Inn, Taos, New Mexico
  • 2011 Julie Rosso, The Wickwood Inn, Saugatuck, Michigan
  • 2003 Herman Miller Corporation, Holland, Michigan


Published Books 

  • 2019 Poetry, by Ivy Ross Ricci, Cover Art
  • 2011 Chase County Kansas, by Theresa Gray, edition of 9
  • 2011 The Scattering Depth by Nancy Ryan, created by Theresa Gray, edition of 50 handmade books
  • 2009 The Saugatuck Dunes: Artists Respond to a Freshwater Landscape
  • 2007 Lost Enough by D.R. James, Finishing Line Press, Cover Art
  • 2006 A Little Instability without Birds by D.R. James, Finishing Line Press, Cover Art

Selected Bibliography

  • Taos Gallery Guide 2020-2021, Pg.62, 63, & 64
  • The Taos News, Landscapes of Time, October 4, 2018
  • The Taos News, Magpie: Torchbearer for a Generation, October 15, 2016
  • Rio Grande Sun, Arts, Sept. 6, 2015, page 6
  • ART in Embassies Exhibition, United States Embassy Maputo, Mozambique, June 2013, pg. 14&15
  • Airstream Life Magazine, Fall 2011, pg. 18-19
  • The Taos News, Tempo Magazine, The Landscape Within, Oct. 6-12, 2011, pg. 4&6
  • Poetic Home, Vintage Airstreams re-purposed into creative spaces, August 18, 2008
  • The Holland Sentinel, ART "Owner on display", April 21, 2005
  • The Grand Rapids Press, April 21, 2005
  • The Detroit News, "2004 Designer ShowHouse", September 25, 2004
  • The Grand Rapids Press, "A Love for Nature", June 11, 2000
  • The Commercial Record, "Showing shades of grey", May 25, 2000
  • The Grand Rapids Press, "Visions of nature are focus of dual exhibit", August 15,1999
  • The Commercial Record, "Sculptor, painter shown in champagne reception", Aug. 12, 1999
  • The Grand Rapids Press, VISUAL ARTS, "An Experimental Artist", October 12, 1997
  • The Grand Rapids Press, "Dream Come True", October 16, 1997
  • The Commercial Record, "Gallery Stroll", October 2, 1997   

 

Contact Theresa Gray  |  theresa@theresagray.com