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 investigating 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.

Ray has exhibited at Sculpture Center, Apex Art, P.S.1 Clocktower Gallery, Open Source, and White Columns in New York, Wesleyan University's Zilkha Gallery, Skissernas Museum, and Wan's Foundation in Sweden, and venues in Dublin, Brussels, and Turin. Ray has been awarded an Art Matters grant, and a Trans-Canada Fellowship and is a two-time New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship recipient. Residency awards include P.S. 1 MoMA; MacDowell Colony; Cité des Arts; and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Ray's work has been included in the publications Art Forum, Bomb Magazine Online, Zing Magazine, New York Times, and Art News.

Ray completed the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, received a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Ray teaches at Parsons The New School in New York, and with SAIC.


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