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Jonathan Michael Ray

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Degree: MFA Fine Art Media
University: Slade School of Fine Art, London
Graduation Year: 2016

New Blood Art Statement

Jonathan completed a BA Hons in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and subsequently an MFA in Fine Art Media at Slade School of Fine Art, London. He was artist in residence at HKBU, Hong Kong, in 2016 and he has this year been awarded the Porthmeor Studios Graduate Workspace Award supported by the European Regional Development Fund, via Cultivator, 2018-19.

Artist Statement

Informed by the act of looking, Jonathan Michael Ray’s art practice largely comprises of works in video, photography, installation, print and drawing.

The work he makes has always been contingent upon, and deeply connected to his surroundings, and he continuously references landscape and how we encounter and engage with the world around us.

He is interested in looking beyond what we look for when we look, by breaking down the processes by which we see, and addressing the tools and language we use to make sense of our visual existence.

Exhibitions

Jonathan studied a BA Hons in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and subsequently an MFA in Fine Art Media at Slade School of Fine Art, London. He was artist in residence at HKBU, Hong Kong, in 2016 and he has been this year been awarded the Porthmeor Studios Graduate Workspace Award supported by the European Regional Development Fund, via Cultivator, 2018-19.

2018, It sounds like it weighs a ton - Garden Walk, London, UK
2017, Beneath and Between - White Crypt Gallery, London, UK
2017, Material Light – Kochi Biennial, India
2016, 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
2015, Imagine, Londonewcastle Arts Program, London, UK
2015, Interim Show 2015, UCL, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
2014, Nuit Blanche - Fête d’art forain contemporain, Galerie Les Territoires, Montréal, Canada
2013, Le Studio Show, Galerie Bifurski, Montréal, Canada
2012, Topographie, Galerie Les Territoires, Montréal, Canada
2011, Summit generation d’idees - MASSIVart, Palais Des Congres, Montréal, Canada
2011, Soyons realistes, croyons en l’impossible - Galerie Les Territoires, Montréal, Canada
2009, Mundane - Pop-up Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2008, Tether Festival - Tether Studios, Nottingham, UK
2007, Fine Art Show
2007 - Nottingham Trent University, UK

Original works:

Just Another Layer of Death on...

By Jonathan Michael Ray

£650

Just Another Layer of Death on...

By Jonathan Michael Ray

£650

Beneath the Surface II

By Jonathan Michael Ray

£2500

Like a Memory Fading into the ...

By Jonathan Michael Ray

£500

Like a Memory Fading into the ...

By Jonathan Michael Ray

£500

Beneath the Surface III

By Jonathan Michael Ray

£2500

Like a Memory Fading into the ...

By Jonathan Michael Ray

£500

Slowing Down the Light #02

By Jonathan Michael Ray

£400

Slowing Down the Light #03

By Jonathan Michael Ray

£400

Beneath the Surface I

By Jonathan Michael Ray

£2500

Just Another Layer of Death on...

By Jonathan Michael Ray

£650

Throughout VIII

By Jonathan Michael Ray

£400

Slowing Down the Light #05

By Jonathan Michael Ray

£400

Slowing Down the Light #11

By Jonathan Michael Ray

£400

Throughout I

By Jonathan Michael Ray

£400

Throughout III

By Jonathan Michael Ray

£400

Throughout V

By Jonathan Michael Ray

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Throughout VII

By Jonathan Michael Ray

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Throughout XI

By Jonathan Michael Ray

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