Stephen Gray is an autistic artist and researcher. He lives in Bristol, England where he makes work under the name The Electricity Board. He’s also a Research Fellow at the University of Bristol.
Stephen works with historical archives, he combines video, soundscapes, digital images and 3D scanned elements to make depopulated and haunting virtual exhibitions.
Stephen is currently working on an AHRC-funded project, to create VR environments using artefacts from the University of Bristol archives.
Stephen grew up in Grimsby, in the North of England and studied at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art in London. He earned his Masters Degree in Fine Art in 2005 with work themed around liminal landscapes. During this time Stephen began to combine video installation with digital images and sculpture. Stephen’s work has been shown internationally, at Tate Britain (John Martin: Apocalypse, 2012) and MOMA (New Art, 2007). Stephen won the Red Mansion’s Art prize in 2004, which allowed him to undertake a residency in rural China. He was nominated for a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) in 2014.
Stephen regularly publishes new work on digital games platforms Steam and spatial.io
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