About

Theresa Gray

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. 
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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
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, September 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 for details at theresa@theresagray.com