Through the use of drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, Internet images and carpentry, I render compositions and create ready to use objects and environments that challenge the viewers' notions of space and parameter. These rendered object/places are neither controlling nor comfortable, and simultaneously inclusive and exclusive. Most recently, I have been interested in making interactive sculptures that have an element of amusement, which acts as a conduit for a more meaningful social interaction.
I believe that architecture plays a very significant role in social balance or unrest. I am intrigued by the possibility of rituals and control that architectural space can facilitate, and social tensions that are created or relieved by paternalistic space.
Grayson Cox is a Brooklyn Based artist working in a variety of media, from painting and printmaking to photography and furniture-like wood construction. Cox was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1979, received his BFA from Indiana University and his Masters of Fine Art from Columbia University. Cox studied Japanese wood-block printing in Japan in 2003-04, has been awarded residencies at the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Summer Academy in Austria. He has exhibited in Tokyo, Japan; Tel-Aviv, Israel; Chicago, Illinois; and New York City.