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Fay Ray

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Columbia University School of the Arts, 2005
Otis College of Art and Design



Object-fetishism, ritualized behaviors, female identity construction and the conditions of the body are all themes in Fay Ray’s work. 

In her photo-based pieces she composes dense accumulations of images to represent a female psychological appetite. Consumption, desire and commodity culture are the pool from which she sources most of her imagery in order to create a simultaneous sense of anxiety and enticement, longing and rejection.

Most recently she has been using the languages of devotion and proportion as they relate to large-scale painting and sculpture, specifically approaching them as masculine traditions in art.  Starting from her physical scale and working outward, she utilizes mono–chromatic surfaces in order to create an equal balance between form and texture, slightly disrupting the surface with traces of the body.  Rope, ash, vessels, bikinis, dead palms and bits of ceramic are also included in the compositions as reference to and collected from everyday life in Los Angeles.

It is Ray’s goal to present works that reflect both close truths and distant constructs that are constantly at play in the formation of the self; along with ideas of femininity in relationship to cultural hierarchies.

Fay Ray received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, and her MFA from Columbia University in 2005. She has exhibited at various institutions and galleries in Los Angeles, New York and internationally.





Recent Exhibits

Fay Ray participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2016 Please Have Enough Acid in the Dish!
Mar, 2016 New Art from Los Angeles
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Pantin
Feb, 2016 Rob Pruitt's Flea Market
Downtown Los Angeles
Jun, 2015 Bananas
Nina Johnson
Jun, 2015 To Hide To Show
MAMA Gallery
Nov, 2014 Saying Yes to Everything
Honor Fraser
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