Jerry Grey was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She studied at the Vancouver School of Art from 1960-1963 and the University of Saskatchewan's Emma Lake Artists' Workshop from 1964-1966.
Her work is part of numerous public and private collections, she has been exhibiting internationally since 1963.
Grey has received commissions for several important public art installations, including The Great Canadian Equalizer at Statistics Canada, The Tiles of Time at the Ottawa Police Station, and The Sisters of Charity Building Hope.
She has been an elected member of The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts since 1984.
She has worked in oils, watercolour, pastels and glass media. She often explores themes of nature, politics and history. Much of her work is rooted in issues of public concern.
She has exhibited at Carleton University Art Gallery, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Galerie d'art Jean-Claude Bergeron, and the new Abdullah Salem Exhibition Hall in Kuwait among others.