Alex Grey


Born
in Columbus, The United States
November 29, 1953

Website

Twitter


Alex Grey was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 29, 1953 (Sagittarius), the middle child of a gentle middle-class couple. His father was a graphic designer and encouraged his son’s drawing ability. Young Alex would collect insects and dead animals from the suburban neighborhood and bury them in the back yard. The themes of death and transcendence weave throughout his artworks, from the earliest drawings to later performances, paintings and sculpture. Alex went to the Columbus College of Art and Design on full scholarship from 1971-3. Grey dropped out of art school and painted billboards for Columbus Outdoor Advertising, 1973-4. Grey then moved to Boston to study with and work as studio assistant for conceptual artist, Jay Jaroslav, at the ...more

Average rating: 4.18 · 9,929 ratings · 154 reviews · 34 distinct worksSimilar authors
Sacred Mirrors: The Visiona...

by
4.11 avg rating — 5,383 ratings — published 1990 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Transfigurations

4.23 avg rating — 3,027 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Mission of Art

by
4.29 avg rating — 605 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Net of Being

by
4.62 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Art Psalms

4.44 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Visions

4.69 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 2003
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Visionary Artist

4.25 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors

by
4.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2007
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sacred Mirrors Cards

4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Alex Grey 2017 Wall Calendar

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Alex Grey…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“I acknowledge the privilage of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.”
Alex Grey

“The infinite vibratory levels, the dimensions of interconnectedness are without end. There is nothing independent. All beings and things are residents in your awareness.”
Alex Grey

“There is a need for individuals to find ways of transcending their limiting identities, of periodically committing egocide. The submission to God by following transformative spiritual practices can more safely engage the death-rebirth transcendence axis. Some cultures have elaborate and cathartic rites of passage for every stage of life. Our culture has not fostered safe death and rebirth rituals. So people create their own, consciously or unconsciously.”
Alex Grey, The Mission of Art



Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Alex to Goodreads.