Eler de Grey is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and activist. De Grey is interested in portraiture as a synthesis of experience and a means of translating perspectives, culture and reality. Initially known for a precise and nuanced approach to oil painting, they have most recently earned acclaim for their writing, photography and work in new medias.
De Grey has lived and worked in the Southern USA, Chicago, Spain, Switzerland and Italy. In 2016, during a severe illness, de Grey moved to San Francisco, California. Their subsequent work focuses on the medical-industrial complex, its interplay with the LGBTQIA+ community and social performances of gender, surveillance, and belonging.
De Grey has a history of avoiding public attention. Despite this, their awards include the Guild Complex Award for Prose. Their photography can be found in journalistic outlets, most recently Teen Vogue and Them. In their community work they contribute to the accessibility and inclusion platform of XOXO, an arts and technology festival. They are a member of the writing and critique group Pseudowriters, and co-founder of Apostil.
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