Erica  Gray

Erica Gray

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Curriculum vitae

An award winning soft sculpture and wearables artist with an interest in traditional sewing techniques, portrait painting and technology based- infused methods, often merging both processes into her art pieces. Erica utilises elements such as freehand extruded printing, machine-based 3D printing, synthetic materials as well as incorporating Augmented Reality and Artificial Luminescence effects. Her work has been displayed nationally and internationally in events such as the World of Wearable Art Awards Show in New Zealand, the iconic Centre Mars Modern Art Museum in Moscow RU, FashionTechNY during the 2018 New York Fashion week USA as well as the World of WearableArt Museum for seven consecutive years. A number of exhibitions within Australian regional galleries and events, including Townsville's 2017 Strand Ephemera exhibition where Erica took home the Award for Artistic Excellence and Runner-Up for the Wearable Technology Award in the prestigious Worlds of WearableArt Award Show.

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Pipe Dreams Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2018 life.e.quatic Penny Contemporary, TAS
2018 Pipe Dreams Lapunyah Art Gallery, QLD
2016 Pipe Dreams Bundaberg Regional Gallery, QLD
2015 The Exotic Trophy Weswal Gallery, NSW
2014 Pipe Dreams Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD
2014 The Skin We Are In Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, QLD
2013 Rubber Gloves, Sharp Teeth & Other Pointy Bits Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW
2012 Pipe Dreams Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD

Group exhibitions

2019 Finalist - STRAND EPHEMERA SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, July-August, Townsville QLD
2018 Finalist (Coral Cluster) - World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum. WOW Exhibition, Nelson, NZ
2018 Finalist - World of Wearable Art Awards Show, Wellington NZ
2018 UNO Exhibition - Centre Mars Modern Art Museum. Moscow, RU
2018 Exhibition - Fashion Tech Week NY. New York, USA
2018 Finalist - PERCIVAL PORTRAIT PAINTING PRIZE, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville QLD
2017 Finalist (LUX OPERON 1.3) - World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum. WOW Exhibition, Nelson, NZ
2017 Finalist - World of Wearable Art Awards Show, Wellington NZ
2017 Finalist - STRAND EPHEMERA SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Townsville QLD
2017 sARTorial through DLUX media arts as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival
2017 Stitched (part 1) Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, USA
2017 Bodyhacking Con, Wearable exhibition, Austin Convention Centre. USA
2016 Finalist (Helix) World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum. WOW Exhibition, Nelson, NZ
2016 Fashioning Technology. Perth, WA
2016 Event Ambassador for sARTorial for DLUX Media Arts & part of the Sydney Fringe Festival
2016 Finalist - World of Wearable Art Awards Show. Wellington, NZ
2016 Finalist - PERCIVAL PORTRAIT PAINTING PRIZE, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville QLD
2015 Finalist (Crystal Matrix) - World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum. WOW Exhibition, Nelson, NZ
2015 Finalist - HURFORD HARDWOOD PORTRAIT PRIZE, Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW
2015 Finalist - World of WearableArt Awards Show, Wellington NZ
2015 Finalist - STRAND EPHEMERA SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Townsville QLD
2015 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial, (touring exhibit as follows) Western Plains Cultural Centre, NSW: Port Pirie Gallery, SA: Craft ACT Town Hall Gallery, Canberra: VIC -UTS Gallery, Sydney NSW: Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW: Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW: Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC: TTT, touring exhibit cont. Glasshouse Port Macquarie, NSW
2015 Finalist - World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum. WOW Exhibition, Nelson, NZ
2014 Finalist - 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial, Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW
2014 Finalist - World of Wearable Art Awards Show. Wellington, NZ
2014 Finalist - PERCIVAL PORTRAIT PAINTING PRIZE, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, QLD
2013 Finalist - World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum. WOW Exhibition, Nelson, NZ
2013 Semi-finalist - DOUG MORAN NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE, NSW
2013 Finalist - World of Wearable Art Awards Show. Wellington, NZ
2013 Finalist - SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Gold Coast, QLD
2013 Finalist - STRAND EPHEMERA SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Townsville, QLD
2013 SPARE PARTS, Brisbane Power House, QLD
2013 Finalist - World of Wearable Art Awards Show. Wellington, NZ
2012 Finalist - SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Gold Coast, QLD
2012 Permanent Collection - World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum. Nelson, NZ
2012 Finalist - World of Wearable Art Awards Show. Wellington, NZ
2012 Spare Parts - The Rag Factory, exhibiting during the Paralympics, London, UK
2011 Finalist - STAN AND MAUREEN DUKE ART PRIZE, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD
2011 Finalist - STRAND MINIATURES, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery- Townsville, QLD
2011 Finalist - SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Gold Coast, QLD
2011 Finalist - STRAND EPHEMERA SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Townsville, QLD
2011 Finalist - SCULPTURE IN THE GAOL, South West Rocks, NSW
2011 Finalist - SHE WHO LOVES, Walker St Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2010 Finalist - STAN AND MAUREEN DUKE ART PRIZE, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD
2010 SPARE PARTS, Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD
2010 SMALL GALLERY - SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, Marks Park Marquee, NSW
2010 Finalist - SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Gold Coast, QLD
2009 Finalist - SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Gold Coast, QLD

Public Forums, Workshops & Artist Talks

2016 Workshops FIBRE ARTS AUSTRALIA, on going 2017 Ballarat, VIC
2015 Workshop, Strand Ephemera, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, QLD
2013 Fashion on the Edge of Art Gold Coast City Gallery, QLD
2013 Artist talk & demonstration, Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW
2013 Petcha Kucha, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville QLD
2012 Sock Puppets Are Go! Workshops, Gold Coast Art Centre, QLD
2012 Public Forum, Swell Sculpture Festival, QLD
2011 Artist talk- Sponsor Night for Swell Sculpture Festival, QLD
2011 & 2013 Artist talk & workshops- Strand Ephemera, Townsville, QLD
2011 Petcha Kucha Presentation for the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
2010 Artist talk at Sculpture By The Sea, Sydney NSW
2010 Artist talk, ‘Soft Sculpture', Sculptors Queensland, Brisbane, QLD

Awards & Grants

2017 RUNNER-UP Wearable Technology Award, World of WearableArt, NZ
2017 Recipient of the Award for Artistic Excellence, Strand Ephemera exhibition, AU
2013 Honourable Mention for Gen-I Creative Ex. Section - World of WearableArt, NZ
2012 Recipient of the Gen-I Creative Excellence Award - World of WearableArt, NZ
2012 RADF - Regional Art Development Fund
2011 Joint recipient of the Award for Artistic Excellence - Strand Ephemera 2011, AU
2011 Highly Commended - Sculpture in the Gaol, AU 

Event Ambassador:

2017 3Doodler Brand Ambassador
2016 Dlux Media Arts for sARTorial, Vivid Sydney.

Residency

2016 & 2017 FIBRE ARTS AUSTRALIA

Professional Development

Soft Sculpture collection with Curator Lucina Ward, National Gallery of Australia, ACT.

Judging

Guest judge for the Sculptor' Society Gold Coast Annual Exhibition 2014

Professional Memberships:

Flying Arts AU, Collections National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics, La Trobe University, (WOW) The World of Wearable Art collection, Tamworth Regional Gallery & private collections

Bibliography

2019 artist feature, Voition magazine #19 Print & online www.volitionmagazine.com.com/
2018 Dec. HI-FRUCTOSE Magazine Blog feature https://hifructose.com/2018/12/28/erica-grays-striking-wearable-art/
2017 Collaboration with photographic artist Karen Jerzyk http://www.boredpanda.com/i-spent-a-day-creating-sci-fi-scenes-in-a-200-year-old-asylum/
2016 blog feature: 3Doodler, http://the3doodler.com/creating-fine-art-fashion-erica-gray/
2016 Dlux Media Arts http://www.dlux.org.au/news/2016/10/17/erica-gray-jake-hempson-a-match-made-in-sartorial-heaven
2016 Blank Gold Coast http://blankgc.com.au/sartorial/
2016 blog feature: 3Doodler, http://the3doodler.com/3doodler-awards-spotlight-erica-gray/
2016 3ders.org http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160311-erica-gray-weaves-wild-wearable-art-with-3doodler-3d-printing-pen.html
2016 Michelle Matisons & 3DPRINT.COM http://3dprint.com/124288/erica-gray-3doodler-artist/
2016 Textile Fibre Forum Magazine and Evelina Kaganovich, included my work in an article on WOW issue - # 121
2015 http://www.3ders.org/articles/20151123-australian-artist-erica-gray-creates-amazing-wearable-art-using-the-3doodler.html
2015 Interview http://the3doodler.com/3doodler-community-spotlight-enter-the-crystal-matrix/
2015 One of 50 international textile artist included in E-Book, 3D Mixed Media Textile Art by Textile Artist.org
2015 Mr X Stitch. com Textile blog UK
2015 EXTRA, Couriermail.com.au full page Pipe Dreams exhibition interview by Fiona Purdon
2014 BLANK Gold Coast, interview by Anna Itkonen - both September & November issues.
2014 Radio 91.7 ABC Gold Coast, interview by Amy McDonald
2013 Radio 91.7 ABC Gold Coast, interview by Peter Scott
2013 Textile Artist.org (UK based Blog) www.textileartist.org/erica-gray-interview-not-just-beautiful/
11/11/13 Gold Coast Bulletin & Coast Confidential for ‘Fashion on the Edge of Art'
14,02,2013 ‘New Work Friday' The Art Life and Sharne Wolff
2013 The Gold Coast Hinterlander ‘Rubber gloves, sharp teeth & other pointy bits'
13/012/13 The Reporter & 18/01/13 My News Daily ‘Rubber gloves, sharp teeth & other pointy bits'
2013 Channel Nine NBN news, interview for Rubber gloves, sharp teeth and other pointy bits
2012, Radio 91.7 ABC Gold Coast, interview by Peter Scott
2012 November issue TAFTA Magazine, interview by Janet De Boer
29/09/12 The Dominion Post, ‘Designers with the WOW factor
27/08/12 TNT Magazine-issue 1513 ‘Celebrating Spare Parts- Aussie Artist's Exhibition'
26/08/12 U on Sunday & Sunday Mail full page interview by Sally Browne
2012 March - July issue Antiques & Art Qld magazine Pipe Dreams exhibit
24/08/11- 29/07/11 - 03/12/10 Gold Coast Bulletin Newspaper Stan & Maureen DUKE Art exhibit media

 

Erica Gray

Curriculum vitae

An award winning soft sculpture and wearables artist with an interest in traditional sewing techniques, portrait painting and technology based- infused methods, often merging both processes into her art pieces. Erica utilises elements such as freehand extruded printing, machine-based 3D printing, synthetic materials as well as incorporating Augmented Reality and Artificial Luminescence effects. Her work has been displayed nationally and internationally in events such as the World of Wearable Art Awards Show in New Zealand, the iconic Centre Mars Modern Art Museum in Moscow RU, FashionTechNY during the 2018 New York Fashion week USA as well as the World of WearableArt Museum for seven consecutive years. A number of exhibitions within Australian regional galleries and events, including Townsville's 2017 Strand Ephemera exhibition where Erica took home the Award for Artistic Excellence and Runner-Up for the Wearable Technology Award in the prestigious Worlds of WearableArt Award Show.

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Pipe Dreams Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2018 life.e.quatic Penny Contemporary, TAS
2018 Pipe Dreams Lapunyah Art Gallery, QLD
2016 Pipe Dreams Bundaberg Regional Gallery, QLD
2015 The Exotic Trophy Weswal Gallery, NSW
2014 Pipe Dreams Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD
2014 The Skin We Are In Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, QLD
2013 Rubber Gloves, Sharp Teeth & Other Pointy Bits Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW
2012 Pipe Dreams Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD

Group exhibitions

2019 Finalist - STRAND EPHEMERA SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, July-August, Townsville QLD
2018 Finalist (Coral Cluster) - World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum. WOW Exhibition, Nelson, NZ
2018 Finalist - World of Wearable Art Awards Show, Wellington NZ
2018 UNO Exhibition - Centre Mars Modern Art Museum. Moscow, RU
2018 Exhibition - Fashion Tech Week NY. New York, USA
2018 Finalist - PERCIVAL PORTRAIT PAINTING PRIZE, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville QLD
2017 Finalist (LUX OPERON 1.3) - World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum. WOW Exhibition, Nelson, NZ
2017 Finalist - World of Wearable Art Awards Show, Wellington NZ
2017 Finalist - STRAND EPHEMERA SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Townsville QLD
2017 sARTorial through DLUX media arts as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival
2017 Stitched (part 1) Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, USA
2017 Bodyhacking Con, Wearable exhibition, Austin Convention Centre. USA
2016 Finalist (Helix) World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum. WOW Exhibition, Nelson, NZ
2016 Fashioning Technology. Perth, WA
2016 Event Ambassador for sARTorial for DLUX Media Arts & part of the Sydney Fringe Festival
2016 Finalist - World of Wearable Art Awards Show. Wellington, NZ
2016 Finalist - PERCIVAL PORTRAIT PAINTING PRIZE, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville QLD
2015 Finalist (Crystal Matrix) - World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum. WOW Exhibition, Nelson, NZ
2015 Finalist - HURFORD HARDWOOD PORTRAIT PRIZE, Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW
2015 Finalist - World of WearableArt Awards Show, Wellington NZ
2015 Finalist - STRAND EPHEMERA SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Townsville QLD
2015 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial, (touring exhibit as follows) Western Plains Cultural Centre, NSW: Port Pirie Gallery, SA: Craft ACT Town Hall Gallery, Canberra: VIC -UTS Gallery, Sydney NSW: Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW: Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW: Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC: TTT, touring exhibit cont. Glasshouse Port Macquarie, NSW
2015 Finalist - World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum. WOW Exhibition, Nelson, NZ
2014 Finalist - 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial, Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW
2014 Finalist - World of Wearable Art Awards Show. Wellington, NZ
2014 Finalist - PERCIVAL PORTRAIT PAINTING PRIZE, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, QLD
2013 Finalist - World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum. WOW Exhibition, Nelson, NZ
2013 Semi-finalist - DOUG MORAN NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE, NSW
2013 Finalist - World of Wearable Art Awards Show. Wellington, NZ
2013 Finalist - SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Gold Coast, QLD
2013 Finalist - STRAND EPHEMERA SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Townsville, QLD
2013 SPARE PARTS, Brisbane Power House, QLD
2013 Finalist - World of Wearable Art Awards Show. Wellington, NZ
2012 Finalist - SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Gold Coast, QLD
2012 Permanent Collection - World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum. Nelson, NZ
2012 Finalist - World of Wearable Art Awards Show. Wellington, NZ
2012 Spare Parts - The Rag Factory, exhibiting during the Paralympics, London, UK
2011 Finalist - STAN AND MAUREEN DUKE ART PRIZE, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD
2011 Finalist - STRAND MINIATURES, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery- Townsville, QLD
2011 Finalist - SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Gold Coast, QLD
2011 Finalist - STRAND EPHEMERA SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Townsville, QLD
2011 Finalist - SCULPTURE IN THE GAOL, South West Rocks, NSW
2011 Finalist - SHE WHO LOVES, Walker St Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2010 Finalist - STAN AND MAUREEN DUKE ART PRIZE, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD
2010 SPARE PARTS, Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD
2010 SMALL GALLERY - SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, Marks Park Marquee, NSW
2010 Finalist - SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Gold Coast, QLD
2009 Finalist - SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Gold Coast, QLD

Public Forums, Workshops & Artist Talks

2016 Workshops FIBRE ARTS AUSTRALIA, on going 2017 Ballarat, VIC
2015 Workshop, Strand Ephemera, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, QLD
2013 Fashion on the Edge of Art Gold Coast City Gallery, QLD
2013 Artist talk & demonstration, Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW
2013 Petcha Kucha, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville QLD
2012 Sock Puppets Are Go! Workshops, Gold Coast Art Centre, QLD
2012 Public Forum, Swell Sculpture Festival, QLD
2011 Artist talk- Sponsor Night for Swell Sculpture Festival, QLD
2011 & 2013 Artist talk & workshops- Strand Ephemera, Townsville, QLD
2011 Petcha Kucha Presentation for the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
2010 Artist talk at Sculpture By The Sea, Sydney NSW
2010 Artist talk, ‘Soft Sculpture', Sculptors Queensland, Brisbane, QLD

Awards & Grants

2017 RUNNER-UP Wearable Technology Award, World of WearableArt, NZ
2017 Recipient of the Award for Artistic Excellence, Strand Ephemera exhibition, AU
2013 Honourable Mention for Gen-I Creative Ex. Section - World of WearableArt, NZ
2012 Recipient of the Gen-I Creative Excellence Award - World of WearableArt, NZ
2012 RADF - Regional Art Development Fund
2011 Joint recipient of the Award for Artistic Excellence - Strand Ephemera 2011, AU
2011 Highly Commended - Sculpture in the Gaol, AU 

Event Ambassador:

2017 3Doodler Brand Ambassador
2016 Dlux Media Arts for sARTorial, Vivid Sydney.

Residency

2016 & 2017 FIBRE ARTS AUSTRALIA

Professional Development

Soft Sculpture collection with Curator Lucina Ward, National Gallery of Australia, ACT.

Judging

Guest judge for the Sculptor' Society Gold Coast Annual Exhibition 2014

Professional Memberships:

Flying Arts AU, Collections National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics, La Trobe University, (WOW) The World of Wearable Art collection, Tamworth Regional Gallery & private collections

Bibliography

2019 artist feature, Voition magazine #19 Print & online www.volitionmagazine.com.com/
2018 Dec. HI-FRUCTOSE Magazine Blog feature https://hifructose.com/2018/12/28/erica-grays-striking-wearable-art/
2017 Collaboration with photographic artist Karen Jerzyk http://www.boredpanda.com/i-spent-a-day-creating-sci-fi-scenes-in-a-200-year-old-asylum/
2016 blog feature: 3Doodler, http://the3doodler.com/creating-fine-art-fashion-erica-gray/
2016 Dlux Media Arts http://www.dlux.org.au/news/2016/10/17/erica-gray-jake-hempson-a-match-made-in-sartorial-heaven
2016 Blank Gold Coast http://blankgc.com.au/sartorial/
2016 blog feature: 3Doodler, http://the3doodler.com/3doodler-awards-spotlight-erica-gray/
2016 3ders.org http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160311-erica-gray-weaves-wild-wearable-art-with-3doodler-3d-printing-pen.html
2016 Michelle Matisons & 3DPRINT.COM http://3dprint.com/124288/erica-gray-3doodler-artist/
2016 Textile Fibre Forum Magazine and Evelina Kaganovich, included my work in an article on WOW issue - # 121
2015 http://www.3ders.org/articles/20151123-australian-artist-erica-gray-creates-amazing-wearable-art-using-the-3doodler.html
2015 Interview http://the3doodler.com/3doodler-community-spotlight-enter-the-crystal-matrix/
2015 One of 50 international textile artist included in E-Book, 3D Mixed Media Textile Art by Textile Artist.org
2015 Mr X Stitch. com Textile blog UK
2015 EXTRA, Couriermail.com.au full page Pipe Dreams exhibition interview by Fiona Purdon
2014 BLANK Gold Coast, interview by Anna Itkonen - both September & November issues.
2014 Radio 91.7 ABC Gold Coast, interview by Amy McDonald
2013 Radio 91.7 ABC Gold Coast, interview by Peter Scott
2013 Textile Artist.org (UK based Blog) www.textileartist.org/erica-gray-interview-not-just-beautiful/
11/11/13 Gold Coast Bulletin & Coast Confidential for ‘Fashion on the Edge of Art'
14,02,2013 ‘New Work Friday' The Art Life and Sharne Wolff
2013 The Gold Coast Hinterlander ‘Rubber gloves, sharp teeth & other pointy bits'
13/012/13 The Reporter & 18/01/13 My News Daily ‘Rubber gloves, sharp teeth & other pointy bits'
2013 Channel Nine NBN news, interview for Rubber gloves, sharp teeth and other pointy bits
2012, Radio 91.7 ABC Gold Coast, interview by Peter Scott
2012 November issue TAFTA Magazine, interview by Janet De Boer
29/09/12 The Dominion Post, ‘Designers with the WOW factor
27/08/12 TNT Magazine-issue 1513 ‘Celebrating Spare Parts- Aussie Artist's Exhibition'
26/08/12 U on Sunday & Sunday Mail full page interview by Sally Browne
2012 March - July issue Antiques & Art Qld magazine Pipe Dreams exhibit
24/08/11- 29/07/11 - 03/12/10 Gold Coast Bulletin Newspaper Stan & Maureen DUKE Art exhibit media