Approved: 06.06.2018

Jonathan Michael Ray

Artist

Approved: 06.06.2018

Using recognizable subjects such as landscape and nature, found objects and phenomenon, the Internet, photography, literature and cinema, as starting points, my art practice largely comprises of works in video and film, analogue, digital and alternative photography, printmaking, drawing, object and installation.

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Artist Statement

Using recognizable subjects such as landscape and nature, found objects and phenomenon, the Internet, photography, literature and cinema, as starting points, my art practice largely comprises of works in video and film, analogue, digital and alternative photography, printmaking, drawing, object and installation.

The work I make has always been contingent upon my surroundings and enviroment, and I am continuously referencing the landscape and memory around me. Deeper than this it attempts to explore the relationship between the physical and natural world outside of us, and the fictional worlds within and between us.

Having very recently moved from South East London to West Conrwall, I have been awarded a one year studio award at Porthmoer Studios in St Ives, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, via Cultivator, 2018-19. 

CV & Education

JONATHAN MICHAEL RAY né Haydock

Born 1984 High Wycombe, UK
Lives and works Cornwall and London, UK
info@jonathanmichaelray.com
www.jonathanmichaelray.com

Education
MFA Fine Art Media, Slade School of Art, UCL, UK 2014-2016
BA Hons Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, UK, 2004-2007

Recent Exhibition History
It sounds like it weighs a ton - Garden Walk Gallery, London, 2018
Beneath and Between - White Crypt Gallery, London, 2017
Material Light – Kochi Biennial, India, 2017
Clifford Chance Postgraduate Printmaking Exhibition – Clifford Chance, London, UK, 2016
White Cube Staff Show – White Cube Gallery, London, UK, 2016
Peckham Arts Festival 2016 – SE15, London, UK, 2016
Floating Worlds – Safehouse1, London, UK, 2016
A Cave With A View – Charlton Gallery, London, UK, 2016
Making Do – Slade School of Fine Art UCL, UK, 2016
Slade MA / MFA Graduate Degree Show – Slade School of Fine Art UCL, UK, 2016
Small Press Project Book Exhibition, UCL North Lodge, UK, 2016
Imagine, Londonewcastle Arts Program, London, UK, 2015
Interim Show 2015, UCL, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK 2015
Nuit Blanche - Fête d’art forain contemporain, Galerie Les Territoires, Montréal, Canada, 2014
Le Studio Show, Galerie Bifurski, Montréal, Canada, 2013
Topographie, Galerie Les Territoires, Montréal, Canada, 2012
Summit generation d’idees - MASSIVart, Palais Des Congres, Montréal, Canada, 2011
Soyons realistes, croyons en l’impossible - Galerie Les Territoires, Montréal, Canada, 2011
Mundane - Pop-up Gallery, Nottingham, UK, 2009
Tether Festival - Tether Studios, Nottingham, UK, 2008
Fine Art Show 2007 - Nottingham Trent University, UK, 2007

Artist Residencies
Porthmeor Graduate Workspace - Porthmeor Studios, St. Ives, Cornwall, UK, 2018-19
Hong Kong Baptist University Artist in Residence – HKBU AVA Kaitak, Hong Kong, 2016
Slade Summer School Artist in Residence – Slade School of Fine Art UCL, UK, 2016