Casey Gray (b. 1983 Palo Alto, CA) is an contemporary artist working primarily as a painter, but also makes sculpture, design and site-specific murals. His work examines our collective entanglement with the dignity and reality of the everyday, and engages the symbolic potential of collected objects and ephemera to tell stories and inform identity. He often works in serial format, referencing historical painting tropes as a point of departure. His work is characterized by his commitment to aerosol paints and laborious hand cut masking techniques, resulting in a type of skewed realism.
Gray received his MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2010, and his BA in painting and printmaking from San Diego State University in 2006. He has exhibited extensively across the United States and abroad, and has been published widely both in print and online media. He has lived and worked in San Francisco, California since 2008.