Grey, Jerry

Jerry Grey is a visual artist and teacher who has been exhibiting nationally, since 1963. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia she obtained her professional training at The Vancouver School of Art (1960 –1963) and studied at the University of Saskatchewan’s Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop (1964 – 1966). She has taught at the Banff School of Fine Arts, Emily Carr School of Art, The University of Ottawa, The Ottawa School of Art. She has been commissioned to produce several important public art installations.

Her series of paintings Dualities, reflecting the artist’s reaction to the Gulf War, was exhibited at the Carleton University Art Gallery and the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and in 1994 in the new Abdullah Salem Exhibition Hall in Kuwait.

She has participated in solo and invitational exhibitions. Her work appears in numerous public and private collections. In 2004 her series Rare Spirits: A Personal Tribute to Vintage Elders was purchased by The Portrait Gallery of Canada/Public Archives. She is a member of CAR, and was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art in 1984.