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Kris Grey

Kris Grey (pronoun flexible: they/she/he) is a New York City-based transgender artist who uses their body as raw material, often presenting themselves in states of extreme vulnerability as an invitation to experience transcendence or discover hidden queer histories. Grey’s cultural work includes curatorial projects, teaching, performance, writing, and studio production in ceramics.

A certified VTS trainer, Grey has been studying and practicing Visual Thinking Strategies facilitation for six years. Grey currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at Parsons School of Design at the New School where they incorporate VTS facilitated conversations as a tool to shift the pedagogy of visual art critique. In addition to university teaching, Grey has over 15 years of experience in arts non-profit administration and museum education, formerly filling the role of Director for Education and Visitor Experience at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in Manhattan.

Grey’s writing titled, “Trans*feminism: fragmenting and re-reading the history of art through a trans* perspective”, was published by Manchester University Press in “Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories”. They earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from Ohio University. They perform, teach, and exhibit internationally. Learn more about Kris’s work at

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Photo credit:
Lia Clay for the Queer|Art Community Portrait Project