Othello Grey is a self taught photographer, who’s built a reputation for his ability to communicate nuance while blurring the lines between editorial, commercial and artistic photography. At first he used photography to catalogue his experiences as his mind discarded them against his control, throughout his photographic journey he’s learned how to weave those ephemeral moments together to create engaging dialogues through his editorials.
Constantly questioning the purpose of all things, he chooses not to sit in any particular photographic style- instead seeking out the nuances in every project and experimenting with how they’re captured. He hopes to use his platform to aid in removing the guise of beauty and deconstructing the implicit biases associated with Black people and to become the reference point of a Black artist that he never had as child.
Exhibitions / Lectures
‘The More I Forget, The Better I Feel’, Curated by Pour L’Amour, 2022
‘BLACK FUTURES’, Artscape Daniels Launchpad, Curated by Zahra Siddiqui
SPACED, Outdoor Exhibition, Curated by Banded Purple, 2021 House of Vans Group Show, Digital Exhibition, Curated by Dan Climan, 2021
‘OCELOT’, Digital Exhibition, Mirror Mirror, Curated by Banded Purple, 2020
Artist’s Talk : Othello Grey, AGO Art Gallery of Ontario, 2020
COMMON GROUND – FORMULAS : Deconstructing Self, a lecture by Othello Grey, Artscape Daniels Launchpad, 2019
Eglinton Cityscapes : New Perspectives on Home, Nia Centre, 2019
‘FIELD’, Curated by Alyssa Alikpala & Banded Purple, 2019
Rental Magazine Photo Exhibition, Hosted by House of Vans Toronto, The Bentway Toronto, 2018
Foreign Exchange, Ace Hotel DTLA, 2018
Where Are You From? Where Are You Going? Exhibition & Panel Discussion, Curated by BAND, MYSEUM of Toronto, OCAD, Aboriginal Peel, Mississauga Celebration Square, 2018