Grey Crawford was born in Inglewood, California, USA and graduated from Claremont Graduate University in 1977. He lives and works in Los Angeles, USA. The series Umbra was exhibited at Persons Projects (former Gallery Taik Persons) in 2017 for the very first time after being archived for forty years. In the same year it was published by Kehrer Verlag in the book, Grey Crawford: Finding Bones. The series El Mirage (Hatje Cantz) was published in November 2018 featuring works produced from 1976-1979, in the southern Mojave Desert, California. A publication featuring the Chroma series is planned. Crawford's works are part of the collections of the Getty, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Turku Art Museum.