Approved: 18.02.2008

Jo Ray

Artist, Curator, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

Approved: 18.02.2008

I am curious about how we value, occupy and dream about space. The situations I initiate and objects I make seek to expose the interplay between the idea of Place and the lived experience. I'm an 'amateur', a 'lover of' an array of processes. Architectural, technical and social phenomena all inform my practice. Plays on scale, frustrated views and public intervention are recurrent strategies.

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  • Location: Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Activities: Higher education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Built environment, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions, Curating, Project management, Photographic documentation
  • Categories: Curatorial project, Film & Video, Intervention, Participatory, Photography
  • Tags: scale, model, architecture, social, space, installation, lens based
 

Biography

I am curious about how we value, occupy and dream about space. The situations I initiate and objects I make seek to expose the interplay between the idea of Place and the lived experience. I'm an 'amateur', a 'lover of' an array of processes. Architectural, technical and social phenomena all inform my practice. Plays on scale, frustrated views and public intervention are recurrent strategies.

 

CV & Education

Public realm 2010 - Design Charrette Facilitator, ARC architecture centre, Hull 2010 - Project Artist; Barrow x Design, Art Gene, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria Qualifications and training 2002 - MFA Fine Art, Slade school of art, UCL, London 2000 - BA Hons Fine Art, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, Hull Solo exhibitions 2009 - My Spectacles, Durham Art Gallery , Aykley Heads, Durham 2007 - err...orr..., MXXXII Gallery, Leeds Group exhibitions 2010 - You Future Needs You, Art Gene , Barrow in Furness, Cumbria 2004 - STUFT, Red Gallery, Hull 2003 - ARTfutures, The Contemporary Art Society , City of London School Curated projects 2012 - Spoken For, The 5x5 Project, Washington DC 2009 - Broken Watch, northcabin, Bristol, UK Intervention 2006 - 'Hide', Bookville publishathon, Hull Art Lab, various locations, Hull city centre Artist talks 2009 - Artists Talk, Spike Island , Bristol 2009 - Artists Talk, Xsite Architecture, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2008 - Visiting Artist lecture, University of Cumbria, Carlisle 2006 - Visiting Artist lecture, BA hons Fine Art course, Leeds Met University Workshops 2010 - Small Change - public realm interventions, ARC architecture centre, Hull Residencies 2011 - South Shields Seafront Interpretation and Engagement, Grit & Pearl , South Shields 2010 - Creative Residency, Xsite Architecture, Newcastle 2008 - Artist in Residence: The Final Frontier (Rednile Projects), Riverside Park, Gateshead 2008 - Open Studios Residency, Skolska 28, Prague 2003 - AA2A Artists Access to Artschools, University of Lincoln, Hull Public commissions 2012 - Spoken For, The 5x5 Project , Washington DC 2011 - A Common Treasury , Grit & Pearl / South Tyneside Council, South Shields Seafront 2009 - Broken Watch, northcabin, Bristol, UK 2009 - Stand By, Rednile Projects / Gateshead Council, Gateshead Riverside Park 2006 - Turn over (animation for mutascope), Woodhorn Colliery Museum, Northumberland