Euan Gray

Website: http://euangray.net

Email: euan_a_gray@yahoo.com

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Statement

Euan Gray lives and works in East Lothian. He is predominantly an artist but he has curated a number of multi-venue exhibitions since 2010. These include, Another Country, an exhibition on the impact of migration on Scotland for City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Thurso Art Gallery and Alice R Rogers & Target Galleries, St John’s Art Centre, Minnesota, USA; The Secret Confession, celebrating 250 years of the formation of Edinburgh College of Art; A Parliament of Lines, a large survey of contemporary Scottish drawing for Edinburgh City Art Centre, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney and RMIT Gallery, Melbourne in 2013 and Phantom Limb, an exhibition on medicine, memory and the treatment process for Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool as their contribution to the Liverpool Biennial in 2016. Some of the many participants in the exhibitions have included John Akomfrah, Charles Avery, Callum Innes, Katie Paterson, Toby Paterson, Julie Roberts, David Shrigley and Hannah Wilke.!
As an artist, he has shown extensively both nationally and internationally. His work explores themes of globalisation, migration and tourism from a socio-political perspective. Frequently employing satire, the migration works focus on the attitudes and views of the non-migrant majority. The Tourist images have, in the past, concentrated on the inherent risks and other unsavoury aspects of the industry often analysing the extent to which macabre sites or shrines are manipulated by the industry (as in assassination sites, for example.)!
He was one of 40 artists included in the book Artists as Cultural Producers, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life vol. 2 edited by Sharon Louden, published by University of Chicago in 2017.!