Natasha Gray was born in Mexico City in 1969. She studied Fine Art at the Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City. She then went on to study at the Art Students League in New York and L’Ecole Des Arts Plastiques in Paris, France. While in New York she worked under renowned spanish artist Miguel Ángel Argüello (1941 – 2005), who became a decisive influence and force in her work.
In 1994 she moved to the Southwestern U.S. desert and remained there for eight years, away from all urban contact, painting landscapes in deep connection with nature.
Her first solo exhibition, at the House of Government for the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, in 2001, presented her work from the desert years.
Since her return to the city, first in Los Angeles, California and then in Mexico City, she has participated in several Group shows such as, Museum of Foreign Affairs Ministry, Mexico City; El Chopo Museum, Mexico City; National Association of Women Artists, New York, N.Y.; and James Gray Gallery, Santa Monica C.A.
Her solo exhibitions include El Chopo Museum, Mexico City; Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, Florida; and Center for the Arts, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
She is currently working in partnership with photographer, José P. Domingo, in a series of mixed media pieces in which Jose’s photographs are intervened by Natasha’s wire and thread drawings.
Natasha lives in Mexico City where she is now working on several exhibitions both in Mexico and the U.S.A.
José Plácido Domingo was born in 1958 in Mexico City. In 1974, he moved to England where his passion for photography started. He studied photography under John Turnbull and John Bentley.
While taking several courses at Mallinsons School of Photography in the Isle of Wight, where José had the opportunity to work under renowned photographers Don McCullin and Clive Barda. During this time period José participated in several photography exhibitions throughout the Midlands and Northamptonshire in the U.K.
In 1985, just as José was about to start working as an assistant photographer at Francesco Scavullo’s Studio in Manhattan, a terrible earthquake hit Mexico City. José immediately returned there to help with rescue and rebuilding programs. It was at this time that he began working for Televisa, Mexico’s largest media company, and he remained there until 1993.
After almost 40 years of taking photographs around the world, José became partners with fine artist Natasha Gray, resuming his personal artistic journey. At the same time, he continues his previous professional commitments including photographing and documenting the Annual International Contest “Operalia”.
José currently lives and works in New York City.
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