Nathan Gray’s Works: Under 30 Seconds and Things That Fit Together are two projects that improvise within self-imposed time and material constraints. They aim to have an economy and lightness of touch that deflects attention from the ‘work’ aspect of the artwork. More generally, they are improvisations with the time limits and economic constraints of the artist’s life.
Gray is currently completing an MFA at Monash University. He studied toward a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) at Curtin University, Perth in 1994, completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Design and Interactive Media at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne in 2002. Selected solo exhibitions include Acts, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2012; Theorist Training Camp/Practice Piece, West Space, Melbourne, 2012; In the year 2525, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2011; Gertrude Contemporary Project Space, Melbourne Art Fair, 2010; Tudo Que Acho/ Everything I Think, The Narrows, Melbourne, 2008; Quem Ao Viu O Vento, Escola Dos Belos Artes, Salvador, Brazil; 2008; Untitled Installation, Mirka @ Tolarno for ACCA, Melbourne, 2007; and Love, Purity, Accuracy, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2007. Recent group exhibitions include You Imagine What You Desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney, 2014; Sonic Spheres, TarraWarra Biennial, TarraWarra Museum of Art, 2012; The Social Life of Things, Monash University Faculty Gallery, Melbourne, 2012; New Psychedelia, University of Queensland Art Museum; andACCA Art #2, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, 2011. Gray completed residencies at Cemeti House, Indonesia in 2011 and at the Sacatar Foundation in Bahia, Brazil in 2008. He is a member of the improvised electro acoustic group Snawklor and band The French.