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Emma Gray is a contemporary artist, curator, and gallerist known for her significant contributions to the Los Angeles art scene.

She has been influential both via her personal art practice and her role in promoting other artists.  Emma has been privately mentoring and advising artists, some renowned in several creative fields . She combines her extensive knowledge in all aspects of the artworld and her education and experience in the meditation studio to mentor artists and creatives. She focuses  on helping  build careers and a sustainable  self-supporting life in the arts, centered around  well being, core values, principles and ethics.

Identifying internal blocks that may prevent forward momentum and expansion, she works from the inside out and sometimes through the outside in (by looking at the work itself). Key to working  one on one with Emma, is knowing what you are seeking and being prepared to put in the time to allow changes, while being open to new approaches that bring flow, alignment and expansion. She works on retainer for a minimum of six months.

Curator and Gallerist.
Gray runs Five Car Garage and has curated numerous exhibitions in multiple spaces that promote contemporary art. She has a keen eye for emerging talent and has played a pivotal role in introducing new artists to the broader art market. She has built numerous private collections, placed works in museums, public institutions and foundations. she previously worked at the Heller Group.

Writer and Critic.
In addition to her visual art and curatorial work, Emma Gray has written about art and culture, contributing to various publications  and offering critical insights into contemporary art trends and practices.  Emma was a former  Features and West coast editor of ArtReview, and a columnist  at Artnet and Saatchi.

Emma Gray's work often explores themes of spirituality, feminism, and nature. Her art is known for its introspective and sometimes mystical qualities.

Gray's multifaceted career in the arts has made her a notable figure, especially within the Los Angeles art community, where she continues to influence and shape the landscape of contemporary art.  Emma and her projects have  been written about in The Financial Times, The New York Times, Frieze Magazine, The LA Times,  The Hollywood Reporter and many more..Her gallery shows have been featured  in all major publications as well as the LA Times, ArtForum, Art in America. Emma has spoken on many panels at artfairs and auction houses. For more information about the work at the Energetic Residency

The Los Angeles Coastal Gallery Collective is a collective of 8 dynamic art spaces along the coastal westside of Los Angeles, comprised of artist-run projects, non-profits, and commercial galleries. 

Following last year’s Frieze Projects: Against the Edge, a series of groundbreaking off-site exhibitions and performances in historical homes and cultural sites in Venice, Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades curated by Del Vaz Projects, we have brought together a group of vibrant and diverse galleries neighboring the Santa Monica Airport who are sustaining the presence of contemporary art along the city's coast.

From the historical L.A. Louver founded in 1975, to the grand opening of two new garage-galleries Sunset Courts and Extended Play, from longtime westsiders such as 5 Car Garage and Del Vaz Projects, to newer additions in the past few years like Zodiac Pictures, Central Server Works, and Long Play Contemporary, spaces range from conventional galleries to more alternative and domestic spaces. For more information, please see below and visit each gallery's website. 

Emma Gray, Owner

Five Car Garage
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