Alex Kenton Grey Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Jan 31, 2024 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on May 13, 2022
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About Alex Grey

Alex Grey is an American graphic designer and visionary artist.
Alex Grey's paintings are widely appreciated for their vision. Apart from that, he is also known to be the creator of several spiritual and psychedelic paintings.
Alex Grey's mother is Jane Stewart Velzy. He was born in a middle-class family in Columbus, Ohio, about which very little is known to the media and his fans.
According to sources, Alex Grey was the middle child of his parents and was greatly influenced by his father. Although not much was known about his father, Walter Earl Velzy, it has been recorded that he was a graphic designer. Influenced by him, Alex Grey went to the Columbus College of Art and Design, and then he attended the School of the Museum of Fine arts at Tufts University to study art history.
During his time at school, Alex Grey met his wife, Allyson Grey. The couple has a daughter named Zena Grey. Along with Allyson Grey, he founded The Chapel Of Sacred Mirrors. This organization is a non-profit organization that is located in New York City.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Alex Grey's net worth?

According to a few sources, Alex Grey has a net worth of around $ 7,00,000. This value estimation was done by a few media houses based on the price of his paintings and the earnings from the different workshops. So we can say that the net worth is a mere estimation and was never confirmed by the artist himself.

How much does Alex Grey earn per year?

Although a few media houses estimated the net worth of Alex Grey, his yearly income could not be traced back. But based on paintings that he puts for auctions and workshops every year, we can say that the painter earns quite well, but the exact figure is unknown to us. The cost of his paintings ranges from $175 -40,320.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Alex Grey?

Alex Grey measures 5 ft 3 in (160 cm) from tip to toe.

How old is Alex Grey?

Alex Grey was born on November 29, 1953, in Ohio. Currently, the artist is in his late ’60s, aged 68. In November 2022, Alex will turn 69 years old.

Childhood And Education

Alex was born in Ohio on November 29, 1953. He was born to a middle-class family. Alex Grey has kept his personal life incredibly perfect, and very little is known regarding his childhood, family, and lifestyle as a child.
His father, Walter Earl Velzy, was also an artist, vastly inspiring him to choose this profession. Because he was majorly inclined toward art books and their theories, he went to Columbus College of Art and Design. While studying at the college, he did not complete his course, and after two years, he dropped out of the college. After dropping out, he went to Boston to study arts. Mr. Grey attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, which is located in Boston, in 1975.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Alex Grey's partner?

Alex Grey has been married to his college sweetheart Allyson Grey. They met each other at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. Mr. Alex Grey and Miss Allyson Grey have been married for a long time and have a daughter named Zena Grey.

Career And Professional Highlights

Alex Grey is majorly known for being a spiritual artist and his spiritual illustrations. But apart from that, he has worked in the anatomy department of Harvard Medical School. He was part of the anatomy department for almost five years. After Harvard Medical School, he taught anatomy at New York University for nearly ten years. His works were shown and appreciated at the American Visionary Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, California.
In terms of work, Alex Grey has mastered and worked in different art forms and is known to have very realistic detail in his art pieces. Apart from being an artist, Mr. Grey is also an author and a teacher. He has been practicing performance and process art. Along with that, he is also interested in figure sculpture and standard painting. Currently, he is on the Center of Cognitive Liberty and Ethics board as a member of the institution.

Best Known For…

Alex Grey is well-known for being a spiritual artist, author, and illustrator. He is known for writing multiple art books and being a professor at universities such as New York University.

What awards has Alex Grey won?

Alex Grey was given the Independent Publisher Book Award for Inspirational/Spiritual work.

Alex Grey's Hobbies And Interests

Alex Grey has kept his hobbies and interests outside the purview of the public.

Other Interesting Alex Grey's Facts And Trivia

  • He was seen in the film 'DMT: The Spirit Molecule.'
  • Although Alex Grey is a spiritual artist, his religious views remain unknown.
  • He is a member of the directors of Wisdom University's Sacred Art Department.
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Alex Kenton Grey Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Alex Velzy

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Columbus, Ohio



160 cm

Child Star?



Visual Artist, Painter, Author, Sculptor, Drawer


School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Columbus College of Art and Design, Whetstone High School

Net Worth



Allyson Grey


Jane Stewart Velzy, Walter Earl Velzy
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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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