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Ray graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2001 and subsequently received a Masters Degree in Fine Art at the Wimbledon College of Art. he has exhibited widely in Ireland, the UK and China.

Ray has received various awards from the Arts Council of Ireland, and the Cork City Council. He has also had several residencies at the Cill Rialiag Project in Ballinskelligs, Ireland and at the Backwater Arts Group in Cork. His work has been collected by such public institutions as the Office of Public Works, University College Cork, Cork Institute of technology, and the Higher Education and Training Awards Council. He has co-curated two exhibitions of Irish and chinese art in Beijing in 2009. Ray has also worked as part of the POST artists network on intervention art projects such as signs of life and away day.

 

 

educational details

Masters in Fine Art, Painting, 2008, Wimbledon College of Art
Degree in Fine Art, Painting, 2 H 1, 2001. Crawford College of Art and Design, C.I.T.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

selected exhibitions:


 

 

Annual Members Exhibition, GOMA, Waterford
Queeriosity, Cresent Arts Centre, Belfast
Draw, Wandesford Quay Gallery
PeeP, Hive, Waterford
twenty-10, crawford art gallery, cork
intimate histories, the nunnery, london
Tsinghua university beijing, china
SinNordic Arts Center, Beijing
Signs of Life, london
Approaches to What, the nunnery, london
Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, china
Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs co kerry 
Origin Gallery, dublin      solo
Iontas National Small Works Exhibition, sligo
C2, Crawford Municipal Art gallery, cork
Barbara Stanley Gallery, london
Affordable Art Fair, london
Mill Cove Gallery, co. kerry 
Gallery 9 Tigh Fili, Cork      solo
Iona House Gallery, oxfordshire 
form gallery, Cork,       solo
Quadrant, Bell Table Arts Centre, limerick
Hallward Gallery, dublin
Artspace, Granary Theatre, cork
Art Trail UCC O’Rahilly Building
U.C.C Artwork of the Month , february
Lavitt Gallery Christmas show

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collections

Ray's work has been purchased for collections including the Office of Public Works, University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, and the Higher Education and Training Awards Council.

 

residencies and commissions

four portrait commission for Jurys Hotels, western road, cork
portrait commissions of three directors of the Cork Institute of Technology
six month studio residency in the Backwater Arts Group from march to august 2004
studio residency january and may 2004 Cill Riallig, ballinskelligs, co.
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awards:

Irish Arts Council Travel Award, 2007
Cork City Council Artist's Bursary, 2007

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