Alex Grey was born in Columbus, Ohio. He first attended the Columbus College of Art and Design and then studied with the conceptual artist Jay Jaroslav at the Boston Museum School, where he met his wife, artist Allyson Rymland Grey. During this period he had a series of entheogenically induced mystical experiences that transformed his agnostic existentialism to a radical transcendentalism. Grey spent five years at Harvard Medical School working in the anatomy department, studying the body and preparing cadavers for dissection. He also worked at Harvard's Department of Mind/Body Medicine with Dr. Herbert Benson and Dr. Joan Borysenko, conducting scientific experiments to investigate subtle healing energies. Grey is the author of Transfigurations, Sacred Mirrors and The Mission of Art. His work has graced the album covers of Tool, Nirvana and the Beastie Boys, and has been exhibited around the world. For more information, please visit his website.