Steven Gray is a filmmaker and photographer. His work utilizes various modes of address to interrogate the physical and psychological geographies of the 'American Dream.'

Steven’s films, in collaboration with producer Alexia Oldini, have screened and won awards at major festivals nationally and internationally including Jury Prizes at the New Orleans Film Festival (2017), the Rhode Island International Film Festival (2023) and IFF Boston (2019). He has screened in competition in over a dozen Academy Award and BAFTA Qualifying Festivals including Slamdance Film Festival (2022), Cinequest (2023), Nashville Film Festival (2019), St. Louis International Film Festival (2019), Leeds International Film Festival (2023), and Flatpack Festival (2023). His work has received a Vimeo Staff Pick (2018) and been curated for non-festival programs at museums and art spaces internationally including a screening with filmmakers Jim Jarmusch and Denis Villeneuve at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in St. Louis, MO (2023). His film ‘The Vision of Ulysses Davis’ is in the permanent collection of the Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center in Savannah, GA. His most recent short, ‘Bull Rider’, was selected to open the 50th iteration of the Academy Award Qualifying Athens International Film + Video Festival (2023) - his third film to screen in competition at the festival in five years. His photography project ‘Negations’ was in competition in the Rocky Mountain Triennial at the Museum of Art, Fort Collins (2023) and subsequently up in a solo exhibition at Wow Atelier in Salt Lake City (2023). Photographs from projects ‘Frequency’ and ‘Antelope Island’ have recently exhibited in group shows (2023). He is currently working on a number of multi-year photography projects that investigate the ideologies of American settler colonialism.