Charles Ray - Professor, Sculpture
Charles Ray's 2007 solo exhibitions include Charles Ray: Chicken, The New Beetle, Father Figure at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York, and Charles Ray's Log at Regen Projects II in Los Angeles, which featured Hinoki, a carved sculpture inspired by a fallen tree and made over the last ten years in both Los Angeles and Osaka. In 1998, a retrospective survey of Ray’s work opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; it toured to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Solo exhibition venues include Regen Projects, Los Angeles; The Rooseum, Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden; The Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland; and Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway.
Ray’s work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including shows mounted at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Dallas Museum of Art. His work was featured in Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present, Guggenheim Museum, New York; Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer, 50th Venice Biennale; Los Angeles 19551985, Centre Pompidou, Paris; After Cézanne, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Ecstasy: In and About Altered States, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and The American Century: Art and Culture, 19002000, Whitney Museum of American Art. Ray has been included in four Biennial Exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art; the 1997 Biennale de Lyon, France; the 1993 Venice Biennale, Italy; and Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany.
Ray has received grants from the Larry Aldrich Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; Art Matters, Inc.; Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation; the Canadian Arts Council (Visiting Foreign Artist Grant); The New Jersey Council for the Arts; and the Rutgers University Artists Fellowship.
MFA, Rutgers University; BFA, University of Iowa.