Richard Gray is Associate Professor of Photography and Chairperson of the Department of Art, Art History & Design at the University of Notre Dame. Gray teaches courses in photography, video and related media and has exhibited his artwork nationally and internationally for thirty years.
Richard's visual projects investigate the role scientific and technological imaging plays in expanding definitions of human identity and the contemporary self. His current artwork incorporates microscopic and thermal infrared images of the body, exploring dialectic relationships between the visible and the sub-visible. Gray is particularly interested in typologies, their indexical relationship to visual systems and the cultural influence these systems have on our understanding of what it means to be "photographed."
Richard is a former Chair of the SPE Board of Directors and served on the SPE board from 2004-2013. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. Richard lives and works in South Bend, Indiana, USA.