Coley Gray

Arts Writer

Coley Gray is a Washington, DC-based arts writer. She earned a MA in Arts Management from American University and writes regularly about documentary film, with a particular interest in covering the intersections of film, political and social contexts, and the philanthropy and nonprofit sectors.

Stories by Coley Gray
Transformer’s tiny square footage to outsized contemporary art presence is its own genre-defying artistic practice

Transformer hosts about six exhibitions every year, transmogrifying its 14th & P street shoe-box space each time as far as these artists’ imaginations can push it.

Remembering the Multiplicity and Influence of Early Twentieth Century Cultural Trailblazers 

Brilliant Exiles comprises nearly eighty artworks depicting sixty American cultural influencers who went to Paris on the eve of World War II.

Director Ramona S. Diaz Makes the Exclusive Program with Natalie Jasmine Harris, Natalie Rae, and Angela Patton

“Surreal.” That’s how Baltimore-based film director Ramona S. Diaz described the feeling she had when she answered the phone call in November from the Sundance Film Festival letting her know that her documentary had been selected to premiere. 

National Gallery of Art to Screen Rarely Seen 1970s Films of Baltimore-Born Independent Black Filmmaker

The National Gallery of Art’s retrospective Skip Norman: Here and Now on December 9-10, 2023, is a long overdue homecoming for a talented Black filmmaker with strong connections to the region, whose small but compelling filmography and unique life story merit a fresh look.