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Fay Ray Biography


Los Angeles-based artist Fay Ray explores the fetishization of objects and the construction of female identity through high-contrast, monochrome photomontages and metallic sculpture. For her three-dimensional works, Fay Ray compiles cast aluminum objects, bored volcanic rocks, wire, chain, and natural materials into suspended sculptural masses. Conflating worlds of worship and desire, the works across mediums borrow from the symbolism and composition of traditional religious relics and the visual language of the occult. Ray’s sculptures and collages hint at the presence of a rematerialized body through a mysterious yet systematic organization of abstract form.

Fay Ray (b. 1978, Riverside, CA) received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, and her MFA from Columbia University in 2005. She has exhibited at various institutions and galleries within the US and internationally, including Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2016); Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles (2016); JOAN, Los Angeles (2015); Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles (2012); Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills (2011) and New York (2007), among others.