Chadwick Gray and Laura Spector, currently reside in Houston, Texas after having lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand for ten years. They are both recipients of the prestigious New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award (2001), and they have been included as finalists for the Sovereign Asian Art Awardin both 2006 and 2008 where Museum Anatomy photographs were auctioned at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. Their work has been published in The Harvard Review, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, and in the book, The Real Real Thing: The Model in the Mirror of Art by Wendy Steiner. Museum Anatomy artwork can be seen in exhibitions and collections around the world.
While creating the Museum Anatomy project, they have had the privilege of working with curators from The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Prado, The National Gallery (Prague), The National Gallery (Athens), MuseuMAfricA, The Civica Museum (Palermo), Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley), National Gallery (Bangkok), among others. Currently, Museum Anatomy is expanding into three-dimensional works of art.
Museum Anatomy is a collection of documentary photographs of works from museums around the world that have been recreated onto the human body. The artwork goes through a significant process until reaching the final outcome, a photograph of Chadwick, sometimes unrecognizable as a human form, with an elaborate, detailed painting covering a portion of his body. The recreated paintings of these historic portraits recapture the subjects in their own moment in history. The resulting photographs reveal a unification of art combining antiquity, history and technology in a contemporary context.
In 2007, Laura Spector was interviewed on The New Yorkers TV Show, New York Public Media.
Video re-edited with restored Museum Anatomy images,
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