Kevin Francis Gray, Breakdown Work #7, 2020, Kilkenny marble on corten steel base, 82-11/16" × 15-3/4" × 15-3/4" (210 cm × 40 cm × 40 cm) © Kevin Francis Gray Kevin Francis Gray Details1972, Northern IrelandConnectkevinfrancisgray.com@kevinfrancisgraystudio Kevin Francis Gray has generated bodies of work which address the complex relationship between abstraction and figuration.At the core of the artist's practice is an interrogation of the intersection of traditional sculptural techniques and contemporary life. Rather than working towards ideals of beauty or memorial, Gray attends to the psychological effects, often relying on textural surfaces rather than facial or bodily expressions. Furthering Gray’s decade of working with marble, his new work pushes the possibilities of the artist’s sculptural practice into new territories of physical and psychological expression.His work has been included in exhibitions at the Royal Academy, London, UK; Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, UK; Museum of Contemporary Art of the Val de-Marne, Paris, France; Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam; Palazzo Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy; Musee d’art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France; ARTIUM, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; and Art Space, New York, USA. Kevin Francis Gray, Breakdown Work #2, 2020, Carrara marble, green onyx, white onyx and bronze on railway-beechwood and concrete base, 66-15/16" × 17-11/16" × 14-3/16" (170 cm × 45 cm × 36 cm) © Kevin Francis Gray Kevin Francis Gray, Breakdown Work #19, 2020, Carrara marble, bronze pole and wood on concrete base, 63-3/8" × 17-11/16" × 12-13/16" (161 cm × 45 cm × 32.5 cm) © Kevin Francis Gray Kevin Francis Gray, Striding Youth, 2020, Marquina marble on concrete and ibeam plinth, 61" × 25-9/16" × 29-1/2" (155 cm × 65 cm × 75 cm) © Kevin Francis Gray Kevin Francis Gray, Sun Worshipper Standing, 2020, Carrara marble and bronze on steel plinth, 86-1/4" × 22-7/16" × 22-7/16" (219 cm × 57 cm × 57 cm) © Kevin Francis Gray Kevin Francis Gray, Seated Nude, 2017, Carrara marble, 43-5/16" × 48-1/16" × 59-7/16" (110 cm × 122 cm × 151 cm) © Kevin Francis Gray Kevin Francis Gray, Hades’ Head, 2017, Carrara marble, 43 11/16" x 21 1/4" x 18 7/8" (111 cm x 54 cm x 48 cm) © Kevin Francis Gray Kevin Francis Gray, Ballerina & Boy, 2013, statuary white marble sculpture and base, Bardiglio marble plinth, 85-7/16" x 42-15/16" x 39-3/16" (217 cm x 109 cm x 99.5 cm) © Kevin Francis Gray Exhibitions View All London Kevin Francis Gray Past Nov 25, 2020–Mar 27, 2021 New York Kevin Francis Gray Past Mar 30–Apr 22, 2017 London Kevin Francis Gray Past Nov 20, 2013–Jan 18, 2014 Journal View All Videos Kevin Francis Gray at Pace Gallery in London Nov 24, 2020 Artist Projects Kevin Francis Gray at Jean Cocteau's Villa Santo Sospir Sep 05, 2017 Press What It’s Like to Sculpt from the Same Marble as Michelangelo Apr 04, 2017 One-Artist Exhibitions Group Exhibitions Public Collections Periodicals Books and Catalogues Close Kevin Francis GrayOne-Artist Exhibitions Kevin Francis Gray One-Artist Exhibitions DatesBorn 1972, Northern IrelandLives and works in LondonEducation1995, National College of Art & Design, Dublin1996, School of the Art Institute of Chicago1999, MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London2020Kevin Francis Gray, Pace Gallery, London, November 25 (temporarily closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, November 25–December 3, 2020 and December 16, 2020–TBC), 2020–March 27, 2021.Kevin Francis Gray, Museo Stefano Bardini, Florence, June 2–December 21, 2020. (Brochure)2018Kevin Francis Gray, Andersen’s, Copenhagen, October 10–November 24, 2018.2017Kevin Francis Gray, Villa Santo Sospir, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France, September 16–October 31, 2017.Kevin Francis Gray, Pace Gallery, 537 West 24th Street, New York, March 30–April 22, 2017. (Catalogue)Kevin Francis Gray: Mid-career Retrospective, Market Place Gallery, Armagh, Northern Ireland, March 16–April 13, 2017.2013Kevin Francis Gray, Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens, November 20, 2013–January 18, 2014. (Catalogue)2012Kevin Francis Gray, Haunch of Venison, New York, September 4–29, 2012. (Catalogue)2011Kevin Francis Gray, Mendes Wood Gallery, São Paulo, April 9–May 7, 2011.2010Kevin Francis Gray, Changing Role - Move Over Gallery, Rome, opened November 9, 2010.2009Personal, Changing Role - Move Over Gallery at Palazzo San Pasquale, Venice, June 4–29, 2009.2007Kevin Francis Gray, Goff + Rosenthal, Berlin, September 22–November 3, 2007.2006Ringsend, Changing Role - Move Over Gallery, Naples, December 15, 2006–February 2, 2007.2005Kevin Francis Gray, Roebling Hall, New York, September–October 22, 2005.Kevin Francis Gray, One in the Other, London, March 17–April 25, 2005. (Catalogue)2003Changing Role - Move Over Gallery, Naples, 2003.2002Kevin Francis Gray, One in the Other, London, May 24–June 30, 2002.Kevin Francis Gray, Osterwalders Art Office, Hamburg, opened April 20, 2002.2001Kate, Tracy, Kim…, Habitat, London, 2001.Tamsin, Lucy, Trish, Habitat, Cologne, 2001. Kevin Francis GrayGroup Exhibitions Kevin Francis Gray Group Exhibitions 2019Sculpture in the City 9th Edition, London, June 27, 2019–April 2020 (extended through Spring 2021).2018On a Pedestal, Dublin Castle, September 14–November 4, 2018.Shadowed Forms, Andersen’s, Copenhagen, April 27–June 16, 2018.2014Love Story: The Anne and Wolfgang Titze Collection, Winter Palace and 21er Haus, Vienna, June 15–October 5, 2014. (Catalogue)2013Artpark Villa Bulfon 2013, Hotel Villa Bulfon/Altes Casino, Velden am Wörthersee, Austria, July 1–August 26, 2013.Love Story: The Anne and Wolfgang Titze Collection, Winter Palace and 21er Haus, Vienna, June 15–October 5, 2014.2012The End, Jacob's Island Gallery, London, May 31–July 28, 2012.2011Boundaries Obscured, Haunch of Venison, New York, September 23–November 3, 2011.Apopcalypse Now, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, March 27–May 1, 2011.2010Roundabout: Face to Face, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand, September 25, 2010–January 16, 2011. Traveled to: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, October 22, 2011–April 29, 2012. (Catalogue)The Franks-Suss Collection, Phillips de Pury &Company Gallery at Saatchi Gallery, London, January 28–March 28, 2010.2009Essential Experiences, Riso, Museo Regionale d'Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo, November 14, 2009–May 2, 2010. (Catalogue).Emporte-moi / Sweep Me Off My Feet, The Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, September 24–December 13, 2009. Traveled to: Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Paris, May 7–September 19, 2010.New York: The Figure and Dr. Freud, Haunch of Venison, New York, July 8–August 22, 2009.FRAGILE: Terres d’empathie, Musee d’art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France, May 16–August 16, 2009. Traveled to: Accademia d'Ungheria Roma, Rome, October 2009; Daejeon Museum of Art, Korea, December 12, 2009–March 21, 2010.2008Grotto, Museum 52, London, December 16–20, 2008.Reconstruction #3, Artists’ Playground, Phillips de Pury and Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, June 1–October 31, 2008.Micro-Narratives: Tentation des petites réalités, Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, France, May 7–September 21, 2008. (Catalogue)Gravity: Ernesto Esposito Collection, ARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, February 1–May 18, 2008. (Catalogue)2007Micro-Narratives, 48th October Salon, The Cultural Center of Belgrade, Serbia, September 29–November 11, 2007. (Catalogue)Out of Art dalla collezione di Ernesto Esposito, Centre PasquArt, Kunsthaus Centre D'art, Biel, Switzerland, June 3–August 5, 2007.2006Inaugural Exhibition, Goff+Rosenthal, Berlin, 2006.iPod Killed the Radio Star, Showroom MAMA for Video and Media Art, Rotterdam, February 18–april 9, 2006.2005Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Roebling Hall, New York, 2005.Lorand Hegye, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli (P.A.N.), Naples, 2005.The Future Lasts a Long Time, Le Consortium, Dijon, September 18–December 30, 2005.2004Tealeaf, Cell Projects, London, October 17–November 21, 2004.2003From a Bag of Shit to Karma Kola, Osterwalder’s Art Office, Hamburg, 2003.Matchine Matchine, 27 Spital Square, London, 2003.A Pillow For Dreaming, Rossana Chisilie, Turin, Milan, Berlin, 2003.Bag Lady!, Cell Projects, London, November 30–December 21, 2003.2002May it Return in Spades, Bart Wells Institute, London, 2002.Summer in the City, Osterwalders Art Office, Hamburg, 2002.The 234th Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2002, Royal Academy, London, June 11–August 19, 2002. (Catalogue)2001Guardaroba: Liberi e Vestiti, Ex Monastero di Santa Scolastica, Bari, Italy, October 27–November 18, 2001.The Poster Show, Hoxton Distillery, London, June 29–July 14, 2001.Record Collection, VTO Gallery, London, April 72–May 2, 2001. Traveled to: International 3 Gallery, Manchescter, and Forde espace d’art contemporain, Geneva.2000Art Lab, Mobile Home, London, 2000.Behind the Beginners, Harvard Gallery, Boston, 2000.Harry Pye's Great British Art Show, Stark Gallery, London, closed July 13, 2000.Photo15, Art Space NY, New York, 2000.Heterogeneous Loves, Experimental art Foundation, Adelaide, June 8–July 1, 2000.It Might be Rubbish but its British Rubbish, Glass Box, Paris, May 5–June 3, 2000.Crylawn, The Caltech Outdoor Art Space, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, April 14, 2000.1999Exit: Art and Cinema at the End of the Century, Chisenhale Gallery, London, 1999. Kevin Francis GrayPublic Collections Kevin Francis Gray Public Collections The Seavest CollectionZabludowicz Collection, London Kevin Francis GrayPeriodicals Kevin Francis Gray Periodicals 2021Ng, Brian. “What's in a Face?” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Art in America, 18 February 2021. https://www.artnews.com/art-in-america/aia-reviews/kevin-francis-gray-breakdown-works-pace-1234584114/2020Gabelich, Josh. "Why This Sculptor's New Collection Was Made Between a Rock and a Hard Place" (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Man of Style, 26 November 2020. https://www.manofstyle.com/kevin-francis-gray-exhibition-at-pace-gallery/Jacquet, Matthieu. “Rencontre avec Kevin Francis Gray, l'artiste qui met les plus grands sculpteurs au défi” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Numéro, 25 November 2020. https://www.numero.com/fr/numero-art/kevin-francis-gray-interview-artiste-sculpture-pace-gallery-london-bardini-michelangelo-hepworth"Recommended by Kevin Francis Gray." The Art Pilgrim, 21 November 2020. https://www.theartpilgrim.org/recommendations/recommended-by-kevin-francis-gray“The Art Of Survival Museums And Galleries In Winter 2020/21” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Kommerssant (December 2020): 10, illustrated.2019Waugh, Rosemary. “Unsquare Mile” (Sculpture in the City exhibition review). Time Out London, 2 July 2019. 2018Bucknell, Alice. “Fourthspace creates a trio of art studios on London’s Vyner Street.” The Spaces, 9 February 2018. https://thespaces.com/2018/02/09/akk-studio-designed-by-fourthspace-on-vyner-street-london/2017Cain, Abigail. “What It’s Like to Sculpt from the Same Marble as Michelangelo” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Artsy, 4 April 2017. https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-sculpt-marble-michelangeloCavanagh, Alice. “A Tuscan Marble Studio Honors Bygone Traditions” (Pace Gallery exhibition preview). The Wall Street Journal, 23 March 2017. https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-tuscan-marble-studio-honors-bygone-traditions-1490281994Elliott-Manal, Paule. “Kevin Francis Gray Expose à la Villa Santo Sospir, Chez Cocteau” (exhibition review). Channel Riviera, 27 September 2017. http://www.channelriviera.com/cr2/Article/5474/Kevin_Francis_Gray_expose_a_la_Villa_Santo_Sospir_chez_CocteauKuspit, Donald. “Kevin Francis Gray: Pace” (exhibition review). Artforum (June 2017): 359, illustrated.“Pace Opens an Exhibition of Recent Works by Kevin Francis Gray at Villa Santo Sospir in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat” (exhibition review). Artdaily, 21 September 2017. http://artdaily.com/news/98834/Pace-opens-an-exhibition-of-recent-works-by-Kevin-Francis-Gray-at-Villa-Santo-Sospir-in-Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat#.Wc6Th7pFy72Thébaud, Loïc. “Artist Fills Jean Cocteau’s Villa with Sculptures” (exhibition review). House and Garden, 23 October 2017. http://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/interiors/news/jean-cocteau-houseWood, Betty. “Artist Fills Jean Cocteau’s Villa Santo Sospir with Sculptures” (exhibition review). The Spaces, 26 September 2017. https://thespaces.com/2017/09/26/artist-fills-jean-cocteaus-villa-santo-sospir-with-sculptures/2013Cahill, James. “Classical Romance” (Pace London exhibition review). Apollo Magazine, 10 December 2013. http://www.apollo-magazine.com/classical-romance/Chemaitelli, Sophia. “Art: Kevin Francis Gray.” We Are Collision, 8 August 2013. http://wearecollision.com/blog/art-kevin-francis-gray/Gleadell, Colin. “Market News: Paris Photo to Show Harald Falcenberg Collection.” The Telegraph, 12 November 2013. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/art/14778/market-news-paris-photo-to-show-harald-falckenberg-collection.htmlGoodman, Jonathan. “Kevin Francis Gray” (exhibition review). Sculpture 32, no.1 (January 2013): 71–72, illustrated.Lane, Mary M. “Shiny Bronzes with a Hint of Darkness.” The Wall Street Journal, August 3–4, 2013: C14, illustrated.“New Work by Artist Kevin Francis Gray” (Pace London exhibition preview). V Magazine, 29 October 2013. http://vdosemagazine.com/post/65495320907/new-work-by-artist-kevin-francis-gray-fromGray, Kevin Francis. “Kevin Francis Gray: Qin Mi Yu Shu Li” (Pace London exhibition review). Interview with Ichia Wu. Numero China (January 2013): 40–43, illustrated.Gray, Kevin Francis. “Kevin Francis Gray” (Haunch of Venison exhibition review). Interview with Katherine Nonemaker. Open Lab, no. 8 (Spring/Summer 2013): illustrated. “Remember, Remember Vogue’s 30-Days of November” (Pace London exhibition preview). Vogue, 1 November 2013. http://www.vogue.co.uk/blogs/the-culture-edit/2013/11/november-culture-guide---busta-rhymes---don-quixote---jane-birkin---serge-gainsbourg---fireworks---hunger-games---children-in-need---paul-smith---disclosure---mia/gallery/1069284“The Irish Sculptor Presents a New Series of Pieces in Pace Gallery That Show the Evolution of His Art” (Pace London exhibition review). Art Discover, 10 December 2013. http://www.artdiscover.com/en/news/new-sculptures-by-kevin-francis-gray/346Wullschlager, Jackie. “Critics’ Choice: Visual Arts—Kevin Francis Gray: Pace Gallery, London” (exhibition preview). Financial Times, 16 November 2013.Yoo, Alice. “Stunning Marble Sculpture: Ballerina and Boy” (Pace London exhibition preview). My Modern Met, 29 October 2013. http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/kevin-francis-gray-ballerina-and-boy2012Duray, Dan. "Movies: Sculptor Kevin Francis Gray on His Work on 'Snow White and the Hunstman'" GalleristNY, 26 June 2012. http://galleristny.com/2012/06/sculptor-kevin-francis-gray-on-his-work-on-snow-white-and-the-huntsman/Plagens, Peter. “Self-Indulgence and Realism Head On” (Haunch of Venison exhibition review). The Wall Street Journal, 15–16 September 2012: A15, illustrated.Slone, Abi. “Gray Matter” (Haunch of Venison exhibition review). The Aesthete, 25 September 2012. 2008Asper, Colleen. “Kevin Francis Gray.” Beautiful/Decay, issue Y (2008): 48–55, illustrated.Campbell-Johnston, Rachel. “The Artists’ Playground at Sudeley Castle” (Sudeley Castle exhibition review). The Times (London), 3 June 2008.Hawgood, Alex. “The Insider | Kevin Francis Gray.” T Magazine, 28 March 2008. http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/28/the-insider-kevin-francis-gray/Jones, Sam. “Gardens of the Macabre: Sudeley Hosts Outdoor Sculpture Show” (exhibition review). The Guardian (London), 3 June 2008, illustrated.Pratt, Ken. "Jesus Wept", WOUND Magazine, no. 3, 2008: 235–237, illustrated.2007Hasewend, Reinhard, Kathrin Heimburger and Annika von Taube, "Hide and Seek." Sleek Magazine for Art and Fashion 17 (Winter 2007), cover, illustrated.Jakovijevic, Ivana. "Gli inferni luminosi di Gray.” BItalia.com, July–September 2007.2006Sansom, Anna. “A Bling Fling.” Sleek Magazine for Art and Fashion 13 (Winter 2006): 56–65.2005Egan, Maura. "The Remix; School of Ghoul" (One in the Other Gallery exhibition review). The New York Times, 19 September 2005, illustrated. 2004Noraika, Chris. “Kevin Francis Gray.” London, 2004.2003Coomer, Martin. “Matchine Matchine” (27 Spital Square exhibition review). Time Out, 8 October 2003: 52. “Matchine Matchine” (27 Spital Square exhibition review). Metrolife, August 2003: 42.2002De Cruz, Gemma. “ART 2002.” [a-n] Magazine, January 2002: 26. Lewisohn, Cedar and Patti Ellis. “The Galleries Show.” Flash Art (November/December 2002): 52.Wilson, Andrew. “The Galleries Show.” IOS, 15 September 2002: 10. Kevin Francis GrayBooks and Catalogues Kevin Francis Gray Books 2020Kevin Francis Gray (exhibition brochure). Florence: Museo Stefano Bardini, 2020.2017Kevin Francis Gray (exhibition catalogue). Text by Martina Droth. London: Pace London, 2017.2014Love Story – The Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection (exhibition catalogue). Vienna: Verlag für modern Kunst Nürnberg, 2014: 116–7, illustrated.2013Kevin Francis Gray (exhibition catalogue). Text by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith. London: Pace London, 2013.2012Kevin Francis Gray (exhibition catalogue). Text by Rachel Wilf and interview with the artist. New York: Haunch of Venison, 2012.2009Essential Experiences (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Lóránd Hegyi, Michele Cometa, and Giulia Davì. Milan and Palermo: Electa; Riso, Museo Regionale d'Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, 2009: illustrated.2008Micro-Narratives: Tentation des petites réalités (exhibition catalogue). Milan: Skira, 2008: 94, 95, illustrated; 214.2005Kevin Francis Gray (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Chris Noraika and Martin Herbert. London, Naples, and New York: One in the Other Gallery; Changing Role Gallery; Roebling Hall, 2005.