Jean Gray Mohs, a North Carolina native, is an artist who intricately melds science and spirit in her abstract creations. Her work is deeply informed by her personal journey through chronic illness and past disability, resulting in art that explores emotional and physical vulnerability, and the resilient human spirit.
Focusing primarily on painting and sculpture, Mohs employs diverse media to investigate the nuanced relationship between human strength and fragility. She often contrasts materials like maple plywood and waxed thread to symbolize the merging of separate entities into harmonious balance, reflecting her own transformative experience with a double lung transplant. Her creations resonate with those intimately acquainted with the interplay of strength and fragility in the face of chronic illness.
Jean Gray Mohs earned a BFA and MAT degree from Georgia Southern University, where her artistic journey commenced. Over her career, she has presented her work in 26 solo shows, participated in 91 group exhibitions, and contributed to 24 museum and university exhibitions. Her art has graced prestigious venues, including the Contemporary Art Museum, Artspace, Peel Gallery, and more.
Mohs' work has been featured in publications like the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Southern Living, Traditional Home, House & Garden, and Walter. She has also been a guest on notable podcasts, such as the Artist Mother Podcast, Women of Woodworking, Level Up Artists, and Artist Praxis.
Throughout her career, Mohs has undertaken artist residencies at Level Retreat, Drake Island, Summerfield Farm, and Thrive Together, each enriching her artistic perspective. As a founding member of the Stillmoreroots group, dedicated to artistry for two decades, she has left a lasting mark. Her creative endeavors have garnered support and recognition from institutions like the United Arts Council, Wake County Schools, and the Georgia Rural Economic Development Center.