Born in 1951 in Inglewood, CA, US. He lives and works in Los Angeles, US.


1977 Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, US

1975 BFA at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, US

Exhibitions (selected)

2023 Angular Dynamics, Persons Projects, Berlin DE

2023 Fortunate Coincidences, Turku Art Museum, Turku, FL

2022 Chroma Figura 1978-84, Persons Projects, Berlin DE

2021 More than Space, Centro de Artes Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, ES

2021 Framed. Activities for the Camera, Persons Projects, Berlin, DE

2021 Chroma 1978-1985, Beam Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

2020 Searching for the Shapes Within, Persons Projects, Berlin, DE

2020 Explorations, Turku Museum, Turku, FI

2018 Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Designhaus, Darmstadt, DE

2018 Armory Show, Gallery Taik Persons, New York, US

2018 ARCO, Gallery Taik Persons, Madrid, ES

2017 Paris Photo, Gallery Taik Persons, Paris, FR

2017 Artissima, Gallery Taik Persons, Torino, IT

2017 Vienna Contemporary, Gallery Taik Persons, Vienna, AT

2017 Finding Bones, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, DE

2010 With a Little Help from my Friends, Thomas Lavin Showroom, Los Angeles, US

2009 NATURA, Rochester Contemporary Art Centre, New York, US

1985 To the Astonishing Horizon, Los Angeles Design Centre, Los Angeles, US

1985 Off The Street, Old City Print Shop, Los Angeles, US

1985 Los Angeles Photographers, Jones Troyer Gallery, Washington D.C., US

1985 Grey Crawford, Rita Diebert, Susan Smith, Brian Taylor, B.C. Space, LagunaBeach, US

1984 Five Artists Southern California, Baxter Art Gallery, Pasadena, US

1984 Contemporary Constructs, Los Angeles Centre for Photographic Studies and Otis Parsons Exhibition Space, Los Angeles, US, Canon Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

1983 Collaborations, Los Angeles Centre for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles,US

1983 Newcomers, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, LosAngeles, US

1983 Landscape Directives, Los Angeles Centre for Photographic Studies, LosAngeles, US

1983 A Century of California Landscapes, Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher ArtCollection, Los Angeles, US

1982 Grey Crawford, Laguna Beach School of Art, Laguna Beach, US

1982 Selections from the Collection of Security Pacific National Bank, LosAngeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, US

1981 California’s Photography, Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK

1981 Grey Crawford, William D’Lappa, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, US

1980 Recent Landscapes, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, US

1979 Photographers’ Photograph, Arco Centre for Visual Arts, Los Angeles, US

1979 Attitudes: Photography in the 70’s, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, US

1978 Light Image, Chrysler Museum of Photography, Norfolk, US

1978 Introductions, Lawson D’Selle Gallery, San Francisco, US

1977 Sequential Photography, Haekness House, New York, US

1977 Grey Crawford, Roger Feldman, Lima Gallery, Culver City, US


2022 Grey Crawford – Chroma 1978-85, Vol. 1, Beam Editions, Nottingham, UK

2018 Grey Crawford – El Mirage, Hatje Cantz, Berlin, DE

2017 Grey Crawford – Finding Bones, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, DE

1978 El Mirage, August 9th Press, Claremont, US


1981 James D. Phelen Award in Photography, San Francisco, US

1979 National Endowment for the Arts, Photography Fellowship

1977 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Claremont Graduate University


1983 Advanced Photo Seminar, University of California, Los Angeles, US

1980 Instructor, Photography, Chaffey Community College, US

1977 Teaching Associate, Photography, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont,US


Getty Museum, USA

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, USA

Turku Museum, Finland

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