ray is interested in paint’s ability to bind together different contradictory parts into one convincing whole. ray graduated from the crawford college of art and design in 2001 and has subsequently 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.

after receiving a masters degree in fine art at the wimbledon college of art ray 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 an intervention art project that will took place in merton, london, during the summer of 2009.

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:

Rua Red Gallery, Dublin Group 2017

Annual Members Exhibition, GOMA, Waterford Group 2017

Queeriosity, Cresent Arts Centre, Belfast Group 2017

Draw, Wandesford Quay Gallery Group 2016

PeeP, Hive, Waterford Group 2015

Intimate Histories, The Nunnery, London Group 2012

Twenty – 10, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork Group 2010

Tsing Hua University, Beijing Group 2009

SinNordic Arts Center, Beijing Group 2009

Signs of Life, London Group 2008

Wimbledon College of Art., Degree Show Group 2008

Approaches to What, London Group 2008

Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, China Group 2007

Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs Co Kerry Group 2007

Origin Gallery, Dublin Solo 2006

Iontas National Small Works Exhibition 2005, Sligo Group 2005

C2, Crawford Municipal Art gallery, Cork Group 2005

Barbara Stanley Gallery, London Group 2005

Affordable Art Fair, London Group 2005

Gallery 9 Tigh Fili, Cork Solo 2004

Iona House Gallery, Oxfordshire Group 2004

Form Gallery, Cork Solo 2004

Quadrant, Bell Table Arts Center, Limerick Group 2004

Artspace, Granary Theater, Cork Group 2003

Electrical Engineering Building, U.C.C Solo 2002