Alex Grey and Allyson Grey
Track: Holotropic Art as an Expression of Inner Process
The Mystical Experience & Visionary Art
In this presentation, artists Alex Grey & Allyson Grey will show how Visionary Art has offered a lens into the Divine Imagination and evolved consciousness.
The Grey’s will share how their own mystical experiences are reflected in their artworks, resonant with works of Visionary Artists throughout history.
The mystic paintings of Alex Grey articulate realms of psychedelic visionary consciousness, revealing interwoven energies of body and soul, love and spirit, illuminating the anatomical core of each being. Alex's visual meditations on the nature of life and consciousness, the subject of his art, have reached millions through his five books including three monographs, the exhibition and extensive reproduction of his artwork, speaking appearances including a popular TED talk, stage sets for major rock bands, video animation, and Grammy award winning album art.
Allyson Grey is a painter and social sculptor. She has been Alex's creative collaborator, life partner and studio mate since 1975 after meeting in art school. Allyson's paintings represent chaos, order and secret writing, an essentialized world view symbolizing the material world, the interconnected realm of energy and light and the sacred language of creative expression. With an MFA from Tufts University, Allyson has long been an art educator, art events organizer and a muse to artists worldwide. allysongrey.com
Together the Grey's co-founded the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, (CoSM; cosm.org), a spiritual creative retreat center outside of New York City. On the forefront of a movement in which painters join musicians on stage, the Grey's have painted together live before tens of thousands of dancing young people at New York Broadway theaters, at sold-out festivals and arenas in dozens of international cities across five continents. As long-time advocates of "cognitive liberty," a growing international "sacramental culture" has embraced the Grey's as important mapmakers and spokespersons for the visionary realm. The Grey's, with their team, are currently building Entheon, a Visionary Art sanctuary in the Hudson Valley of New York.