BFA, 1989, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, 1994, Cranbrook Academy of Art. Exhibitions: Sculpture Center; Apex Art; P.S.1 Clocktower Gallery; Open Source and White Columns, New York; Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University; Skissernas Museum and Wan's Foundation, Sweden. Bibliography: Art ForumBomb Magazine OnlineZing MagazineNew York TimesArt News. Awards: Art Matters Grant; Trans-Canada Fellowship; New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships (2004, 2012). Residencies: Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program (1996–7); P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center National Studio Program; MacDowell Colony; Cité des Arts; The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. 

Personal Statement

Andrea Ray is a New York-based artist. Working at the intersection of prerecorded and real-time experience, Ray creates environments with sculpture, light, and architecture from which audio narratives are commonly deployed to instill a sense of presence and absence. Ray's work investigates issues of ill-perceived relations and misdiagnosed limitations between a subject and her environment. Recent work explores issues of subjectivity, agency, and community through, for example, proposed forms of alternative living and utopian communities.


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