Anderson Lecture Series presents transgender artist Kris Grey

February 27, 2020

Transgender artist Kris Grey, visiting artist and assistant teaching professor in the School of Visual Arts at Penn State, will give a lecture, "Craft Identified: Body as Raw Material," as part of the Anderson Lecture Series at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, in the Palmer Museum of Art's Lipcon Auditorium.

Grey 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.

Their cultural work includes curatorial projects, performance, writing and studio production in ceramics. Grey has been a resident artist at the Bronx Museum, Fire Island Artist Residency, ANTI Festival for Contemporary Art, International Centre for Training in the Performing Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson. 

In addition to their individual practice, Grey collaborates with Maya Ciarrocchi under the moniker Gender/Power. Gender/Power has been awarded a Baryshnikov Art Center residency, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council residency, a Franklin Furnace grant and a MAP Fund Grant.

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 "Other-wise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories."

Grey received a bachelor of fine art in ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a master's degree in fine art in ceramics from Ohio University. They perform, teach and exhibit work internationally. Find out more about their work at


Last Updated February 27, 2020