Todd Gray

born 1954 in Los Angeles, CA

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and Akwidaa, Ghana

  • Installation view, “Whitney Biennial 2019,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 2019
  • Installation view, “Whitney Biennial 2019,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 2019
  • Installation view, “Cartesian Gris Gris,” David Lewis, New York, NY, 2019
  • Installation view, “Cartesian Gris Gris,” David Lewis, New York, NY, 2019
  • Installation view, “Cartesian Gris Gris,” David Lewis, New York, NY, 2019
  • Installation view, “Cartesian Gris Gris,” David Lewis, New York, NY, 2019
  • Installation view, “Cartesian Gris Gris,” David Lewis, New York, NY, 2019
  • Installation view, “Cartesian Gris Gris,” David Lewis, New York, NY, 2019
  • Installation view, “Cartesian Gris Gris,” David Lewis, New York, NY, 2019
  • Installation view, “Cartesian Gris Gris,” David Lewis, New York, NY, 2019
  • Todd Gray, “Euclidian Gris Gris (2),” 2018, Four archival pigment prints in artist's frames and found frames, 74 x 47.5 x 5.5 inches, 188 x 120.7 x 14 cm, Unique, TG101, Whitney Biennial, 2019
  • Todd Gray, “Euclidian Gris Gris (3),” 2019, Three archival pigment prints in artist's frames and found frames, 58 1/4 x 69 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches, 148 x 175.9 x 10.8 cm, TG102
  • Todd Gray, “Onisimo | Leopold,” 2019, Three archival pigment prints in artist's frames and found frames, UV laminate, 39 1/4 x 56 x 3 inches, 99.7 x 142.2 x 7.6 cm, TG125
  • Todd Gray, “Cartesian Gris Gris (Water),” 2019, Two archival pigment prints in artist's frames, UV laminate, 58 3/4 x 66 x 3 inches, 149.2 x 167.6 x 7.6 cm, TG127
  • Todd Gray, “The Haunted House of Olympia,” 2019, Four archival pigment prints in artist's frames and found frames, UV laminate, 66 3/8 x 54 3/4 x 5 inches, 168.6 x 139.1 x 12.7 cm, TG128
  • Todd Gray, “Coretta,” 2019, Two archival pigment prints in artist's frames and found frames, UV laminate, 51 1/2 x 67 x 3 1/2 inches, 130.8 x 170.2 x 8.9 cm, TG129
  • Todd Gray, “Cartesian Gris Gris (Stairways),” 2019, Three archival pigment prints in artist's frames and found frames, UV laminate, 47 x 58 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches, 119.4 x 148 x 3.2 cm, TG130
  • Todd Gray, “Palm House Blues,” 2019, Three archival pigment prints in artist's frames and found frames, UV laminate, 47 1/4 x 60 x 3 3/4 inches, 120 x 152.4 x 9.5 cm, TG138
  • Todd Gray, “Hoods in the Garden,” 2019, Two archival pigment prints in artist's frames and found frames, UV laminate, 51 3/4 x 25 x 2 1/4 inches, 131.4 x 63.5 x 5.7 cm, TG139
  • Todd Gray, “Gifty,” 2019, Two archival pigments prints in artist's frames and found frames, UV laminate, 25 3/4 x 19 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches, 65.4 x 50.2 x 3.8 cm, TG126
  • Todd Gray, “Akwidaa | Luxembourg,” 2019, Two archival pigment prints in artist's frames and found frames, UV laminate, 34 x 26 x 2 inches, 86.4 x 66 x 5.1 cm, TG140
  • Installation view, "The Assassination of Leon Trotsky," David Lewis, New York, NY, 2018
  • Todd Gray, “Three Women (2),” 2018, Four archival pigment prints in artist's frames and found frames, UV laminate, 60 x 72 x 3 inches, 152.4 x 182.9 x 7.6 cm, TG104
  • Todd Gray, “Patterns (2),” 2018, Three archival pigment prints in artist frames and found frames, UV laminate, 29 1/2 x 46 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches, 74.9 x 118.7 x 6.4 cm, TG108
  • Todd Gray, “Dizz (2),” 2019, Two archival pigment prints in found frames and artist's frames, UV laminate, 25 1/8 x 21 1/8 x 1 inches, 63.8 x 53.7 x 2.5 cm, TG124
  • Installation view, “Todd Gray: Pluralities of Being,” Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, 2018
  • Installation view, Todd Gray: Pluralities of Being, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, 2018
  • Todd Gray, Badness, 2017, Four archival pigment prints in artist's frames and charcoal wall drawing, Dimensions variable, Unique, TG121
  • Installation view, “Michael Jackson: On the Wall,” The National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 2018
  • Installation view, “Michael Jackson: On the Wall,” The National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 2018
  • Todd Gray, “Portraits couple,” 2018, Three archival pigment prints in artists's frames, UV laminate, 39 x 56 x 3 inches, 114.3 x 167.6 x 7.6 cm, TG105

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

  • Whitney Biennial 2019
    Todd Gray
    curated by Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley
    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
    May 17—September 22, 2019
  • Michael Jackson: On the Wall
    Todd Gray
    Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
    March 22—July 14, 2019
  • Mapping Black Identities
    Todd Gray
    Minneapolis Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN
    February 21, 2019—March 15, 2020
  • A Brilliant Spectrum: Recent Gifts of Color Photography
    Todd Gray
    Santa Barbara Museum of Art
    January 27—May 05, 2019
  • Michael Jackson: On the Wall
    Todd Gray
    Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais, Paris, France
    November 23—February 14, 2018
  • The Assassination of Leon Trotsky
    James Beckett, Hans Bellmer, Willie Cole, Thornton Dial, Mary Beth Edelson, Leon Golub, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Todd Gray, Jeffrey Joyal, Megan Marrin, Nancy Spero, Manuel Solano, Paul Thek, Portia Zvavahera, David Wojnarowicz
    David Lewis, New York
    September 16—November 04, 2018
  • Michael Jackson: On the Wall
    Todd Gray
    National Portrait Gallery, London
    June 28—October 21, 2018
  • Public Fiction: The Conscientious Objector
    Todd Gray
    curated by Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey and Lauren Mackler
    The MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
    February 03—April 15, 2018
  • Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only
    Todd Gray
    curated by Aram Moshayedi and Hamza Walker
    Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    June 12—August 28, 2016

News

  • Todd Gray
    Todd Gray Visualizes the Labyrinth of Black Post-Colonial Identity
    Frieze
    by Mitch Speed
    July 24, 2019
  • Todd Gray
    Photographic Activities: A Salon
    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

    In honor of the Whitney Biennial

    June 16, 2019
  • Todd Gray
    Todd Gray: Cartesian Gris Gris
    The Brooklyn Rail
    by Graham W. Bell
    June 2019
  • Todd Gray
    The 2019 Whitney Biennial Shows America’s Artists Turning Toward Coded Languages in Turbulent Times
    Artnet News
    by Ben Davis
    May 20, 2019
  • Todd Gray
    Artist Talk: Todd Gray in Conversation with Mabel O. Wilson
    David Lewis, New York, NY

    2pm

    May 18, 2019
  • Todd Gray
    The New Whitney Biennial Made Me See Art History In A New Way
    New York Magazine
    by Jerry Saltz
    May 14, 2019
  • Todd Gray
    The Whitney Biennial Called. How Will They Answer?
    The New York Times
    by Siddhartha Mitter
    May 09, 2019
  • Todd Gray
    From Exhibitions and Installations to Performances and Collaborations, We Bring You the 25 Most Important Events in Art, Design, Architecture, Fashion and Everything in Between.
    Cultured Magazine
    May 2019
  • Todd Gray
    Todd Gray at David Lewis, New York
    ARTnews
    May 08, 2019
  • Todd Gray
    The Whitney Biennial Takes On The American Dream
    Cultured Magazine
    by Dean Kissick
    April 2019
  • Todd Gray
    Todd Gray: Everything is Everywhere
    LA Weekly
    by Shana Nys Dambrot
    March 08, 2019
  • Todd Gray
    How Do You Solve a Problem Like Michael Jackson?
    Office Magazine
    by John Martin Tilley
    September 06, 2018
  • Todd Gray
    Todd Gray
    Artforum
    by Catherine Taft
    September 01, 2018
  • Todd Gray
    Review: Photographer Todd Gray traces African roots
    Los Angeles Times
    by Sharon Mizota
    July 09, 2018
  • Todd Gray
    How Nearly 50 Artists' Attempted to Do the Impossible: Illustrate Michael Jackson's Enormous Influence and Legacy
    W Magazine
    by Stephanie Eckardt
    July 08, 2018
  • Todd Gray
    On the wall: Michael Jackson's impact on contemporary art, a decade after his death
    Independent
    by Sarah Bradbury
    June 28, 2018
  • Todd Gray
    Datebook: Portraits of peers, collages inspired by the African diaspora and art for feline lovers
    Los Angeles Times
    by Carolina A. Miranda
    June 14, 2018
  • Todd Gray
    The Faces of Michael Jackson
    Royal Photographic Society Journal
    June 2018
  • Todd Gray
    How artist Todd Gray fashioned another loving tribute to his friend, Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek
    Los Angeles Times
    by Sharon Mizota
    June 24, 2016
  • Todd Gray
    'Made in L.A. 2016': Hammer Museum biennial proves a thoughtful place to ponder the possibilities
    Los Angeles Times
    by Christopher Knight
    June 23, 2016