Arielle Gray is a storyteller and artist currently based in Boston. She is a reporter at WBUR, where she reports on Black and brown communities through the lens of art and culture. She joined WBUR in 2018 as a reporting fellow before being hired full-time. Her work examines the liminal spaces between marginalized identities to find places of possibility and creation. Her writing has appeared in NPR, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, the Boston Art Review and ZORA Magazine, and her artwork has been featured in the Boston Globe and Boston Art Review.
Arielle is a 2022-2023 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Luminary artist. In 2022, she conceived and executed the Future Archive Project at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a community audio and photography exhibition highlighting Black LGBTQIA+ individuals in the Boston area. In 2021, she co-curated Combahee's Radical Call, a multi-modal exhibit exploring the history of Black feminism in Boston at the Boston Center for the Arts. She is a 2020 Create Well Fund awardee and a 2021 A4A artist-in-residence at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2019, she executed her first solo exhibition at VSA Massachusetts.