Alex Grey is best known for his paintings that portray multiple dimensions of reality, articulate realms of psychedelic visionary consciousness, reveal interwoven energies of body and soul, love and spirit, and, illuminate the physical and subtle anatomy of the individual in the context of cosmic, biological and technological evolution.
Alex Grey’s visual meditations on the nature of life and consciousness have reached millions through his five books, the exhibition and extensive reproduction of his artwork, speaking appearances, stage sets, and Grammy award winning album art for the band Tool. He is named one of the top twenty spiritual leaders alive today by The Watkins Review, alongside His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Eckhardt Tolle and Oprah Winfrey.
Allyson Grey is a painter and a social sculptor whose art intends social transformation. She is the creative and life partner to her husband, Alex Grey. Allyson Grey’s paintings are a shared meditation on the structure of thought, life and enlightenment, portrayed through Chaos, Order & Secret Writing. An invited speaker and art educator on five continents, Allyson Grey is a prolific editor and writer of many works including eleven volumes of the CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture. A curator of events, conferences and symposia, Allyson Grey has long been a muse to artists worldwide.
Together, Alex Grey and Allyson Grey are embraced as mapmakers, spokespeople and mentors for the visionary and psychedelic realms. Their art works are renowned within the contemporary spiritual movement by virtue of their power to inspire, inform, and illuminate the inexplicable. Their art work is celebrated by millions of music fans.
Alex and Allyson have presented as keynote speakers at conferences around the world, and have painted before hundreds of thousands of people at festivals, arenas and theaters internationally. Alex and Allyson Grey teach Mystic Artists Guild International workshops and Visionary Art Intensive at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Naropa Institute, the California Institute of Integral Studies, Omega Institute, and The New York Open Center.
The Greys founded the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in New York (CoSM), a cultural center and refuge for contemplation that celebrates the alliance between divinity and creativity. As long-time advocates of cognitive liberty, or the “right to mental self-determination”, the Greys are contributors to the international sacramental culture.