Coco 16, 2005
Cast resin and auto body paint
133 x 122 x 122 cm
Edition of 4

artist profile

Kevin Francis Gray



lives and works

London, UK


BFA, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland, 1995
School of Art Institute, Chicago, USA, 1996
MFA, Goldsmiths College, London, UK, 1999

about the artist

Kevin Francis Gray flaunts his exceptional command of the chisel in every delicate fold of cascading drapery and every weightless strand of flowing hair in his masterful sculptures. Though strictly abiding by the stylistic markers of neoclassicism, the artist carves instead figures and life lifted from the neglected recesses of our contemporary metropolises. For example, his sculpture "Coco 16" is the urban rendition of the Christian paradigm of mother and child dressed in a hoodie and sneaker boots. The haunting aura that emanates from Gray’s works is reassured only by paltry allowances of familiarity, whether in the features of a face or the rendering of musculature. Gray has held solo exhibitions in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, and Switzerland, and his work has also been included in exhibitions held at the Daejeon Museum of Art in South Korea; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Serbia; the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Valde-Marne in Paris, France; the Riso Museo d’arte Contemporanea in Sicily, Italy; and the Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint Étienne in Saint Étienne, France. Gray’s work was also included in Roundabout, an international touring exhibition that traveled from the City Gallery Wellington in New Zealand to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel. 


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2012SOLO Kevin Francis Gray, Haunch of Venison, New York, USA

2011GROUP Apocalypse Now, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

GROUP Roundabout, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

2010GROUP Roundabout, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand

GROUP The Franks-Suss Collection - Phillips de Company at The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2009GROUP Emporte-moi / Sweep Me Off My Feet, The Musée National des Beaux-Arts de Québec, Canada; Museum of Contemporary Art of the Valde-Marne, Paris, France

GROUP FRAGILE : Terres d’empathie, Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint Étienne, Saint Étienne, France; Accademia d'Ungheria Roma, Rome, Italy and Daejeon Museum of Art, Korea

SOLO Personal, Changing Role Move Over Gallery at Palazzo San Pasquale, Venice, Italy

GROUP Essential Experiences, Riso Museo d'art Contemporanea, Sicily, Italy

2008GROUP Gravity. Colección Ernesto Esposito, ARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

2007GROUP Micro – Narratives, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia; Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint Étienne, France

GROUP Out of Art, Centre PasquArt, Kunsthaus Centre d'Art, Biel, Switzerland

Seavest Collection

Zabludowicz Collection