Chris Gray


MFA Student

Major: Painting

Graduation Year: 2021

Artist Statement:

Born and raised on the coast of Maine, and surrounded by Acadia National Park, I have always had a deep fascination with edges: edge of land, edge of storm, edge of day. These intense intersections, these meetings of extremes, give rise to such spectacular yet fleeting beauty. Through my paintings, I endeavor to capture the power and beauty of these moments at the edges of experience.


Chris is an oil painter and Celtic musician from Mount Desert Island, Maine, specializing in landscape and portrait painting, in addition to being an accomplished uilleann piper, percussionist, and composer.