Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Education

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1990

Maryland Institute College of Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1987

Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art New York Studio Program, 1987

North Carolina School of the Arts High School, 1983

 

Awards

NYFA Fellowship Painting, 2015

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Grant, 2013

Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, 2011

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2002

 

Museum and Corporate Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

Glenstone Museum, Potomac, MD

Greenville County Art Museum, Greenville, SC

Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Museum of Sex, New York, NY

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

JP MorganChase Bank, New York, NY

Goldman Sachs, New York, NY

Neuberger Berman, New York, NY

Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY, Different Roads - Same Destination: Arthur Simms & Randy Wray, 2016

Black and White Gallery (Chelsea), New York, NY, Randy Wray: Chapter and Verse, 2007

Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, Randy Wray: Heaven On High, 2005

Alona Kagan Gallery, New York, NY, 2004

Greenville County Art Museum, Greenville, SC, 2003

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, 2003

Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC, 2003

Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, 2002         

Feature Inc., New York, NY, (with Lorenzo De Los Angeles), 2002

Concepts Unlimited (Project Space), New York, NY, 2002

Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, 2000

Jack Tilton Gallery (Project Room), New York, NY, 1998

Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY, 1996

Ferragamo Windows, New York, NY, 1996

Galleria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil, 1995

Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 1994

White Columns, New York, NY, 1993

 

Group Exhibitions

Mountain, New York, NY, HyperMagic, 2017

Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY, Objecty, 2016

Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, TRI (...ed) - Revisiting TRI Gallery, 2016

Junior Projects, New York, NY, Rock Hound Swap Meet, 2015

Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Now Eat Your Mind, 2015

Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY, Paperazzi 4, 2015

Makebish, New York, NY, Paintings from Paris, 2014

The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA, Appolonian/Dionyssian, 2014

Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY, Paperazzi 3, 2014

Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY, Morphology of the Print, 2013

Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, Schmatte, 2013

Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY, Paperazzi 2, 2013

92YTribeca Gallery, New York, NY, MICAPAIRS, 2013

Ruth Phanuef Fine Arts, Long Island City, NY, All in All, 2012

Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY, Paper Band, 2012

BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 30: A Brooklyn Salon, 2011

Gering and Lopez Gallery, New York, NY, Love in Vein: Editions Fawbush projects & artists, 2010

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, Cool, Collected & In Context, 2009

Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, Waste Not Want Not, 2008

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, Art on Paper, 2008

International Print Center New York, NY, New Prints 2008/Spring, 2008

Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, Delicatessen, 2007

Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, NeoIntegrity, curated by Keith Mayerson, 2007

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY, Written on the Wind: The Flag Project, curated by Kiki Smith and Arlene Shechet, 2007

The Gallery @ Adventure Ecology HQ, London, Waste & The Natural World, 2007

Kate MacGarry Gallery, London, Ragged, curated by Josh Blackwell, 2006

Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Razzle Dazzle: Chandeliers by Contemporary Artists, 2006

Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, Summer Group Exhibition, 2006

LMAK projects, New York, NY, Regeneration Room, curated by Franklin Evans, 2006

Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, Inaugural Group Exhibition, 2006

MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY, Greater New York, 2005

Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY, Five05, 2005

Alona Kagan Gallery, New York, NY, Heat, 2005

Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Working Artists in Brooklyn, 2005

The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Decipher: Hand Painted Digital, 2005

SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY, Slice and Dice, curated by Alois Kronschlaeger, 2004

Beaker Gallery, Tampa, FL, Bad Touch v.6, 2004

Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Radial Gradient, 2004

White Columns, New York, NY, Fast Forward: Twenty Years of White Rooms, 2003

The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA, Bad Touch v.5, 2003

Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, The New Topography, 2003

Pelter Gallery, Greenville, SC, All Shook Up!, 2003

Red Dot, New York, NY, Freehand, curated by Henrique Faria, 2003

Feature Inc., New York, NY, Small Scale Sculpture and Anonymous Tantra Paintings, 2003

Red Dot, New York, NY, Abstract per se, curated by Max Henry, 2003                            

Schroeder Romero Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Decade,  2003

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Post-Digital Painting, 2002

Kunstraeume auf Zeit, Linz, Austria, ArtnewYork, curated by Alois Kronschlaeger, 2002

Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY, Empire, 2002

Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, Landscape, 2002

Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY, Painting Generation, 2000

Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD, Snapshot, 2000

Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT, Snapshot, 2000

Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY, Message to Pretty, 1998                                                         

Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY, Something to Bump Into, 1998

RARE, New York, NY, PULSE: Painting Now, 1998

Chester Springs Studio Gallery, Chester Springs, PA, Resident Artists, 1998

Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL, Southern Exposure, 1998

David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY, Skowhegan Alumni Exhibition, 1998

Chester Springs Studio Gallery, Chester Springs, PA, Artist Craft, 1998

Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY, Prosthetic Garden, 1997

Williamsburg Art Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, ...Just What Do You Think You’re Doing Dave?, curated by Bruce Pearson, 1997

Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, 1996

60 Bond Street, New York, NY, Most Important Thing in the World - Oasis vs. Blur, curated by Bill Arning, 1996

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY, Bailey House Benefit Exhibition, 1996

Greene Street, New York, NY, Oy! , curated by Kenny Schacter, 1995

Roger Merians Gallery, New York, NY, Smells like Vinyl, 1995

Lombard-Fried Fine Arts, New York, NY, Wheel of Fortune, 1995

Exit Art, New York, NY, Way Cool, 1995

Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, Maricas; Un Communicado desde EE.UU., curated by Bill Arning, 1995

Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA, Fabrication: formal, found, and funky, 1995

Dru Arstark Gallery, New York, NY, Me, 1995

Sauce Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Spring Collection, 1995

Apex Art, New York, NY, Athena & Arachne, curated by Casey Kaplan, 1994

White Columns, New York, NY, Update 94, 1994

Cristinerose Gallery, New York NY, Chasing Angels, 1994

Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, Desire, 1994

Lauren Wittels Gallery, New York, NY, Huma Bhaba, Aleya Saad, Randy Wray, 1994

New Museum, New York, NY, Who Chooses Who, 1994

Tri Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Trisexual, 1993

Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY, The Animal in Me, 1993

Dooley Le Cappellaine Gallery, New York, NY, Cartoonal Knowledge, 1993

93 Crosby Street, New York, NY, Mirabella XXX, 1993

Nomadic Site, Los Angeles, CA, Not Working in LA/Good Design, curated by Jorge Pardo & Pae White, 1992

Test Site Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Salon of the Mating Spiders, 1992

525 West 23rd Street, New York, NY, Hit + Run, 1991

 

Press and Publications

Steadman, Ryan. "WEEKEND EDITION: 8 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before June 6", Observer, June 2, 2016

Alexander, John. "Different Roads -- Same Destination: Randy Wray & Arthur Simms", exhibition essay, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY May 8, 2016

Butler, Sharon.  "Installation view: Paintings from Paris", Two Coats of Paint, November 23, 2014

Wray, Randy. “Top Fourteen with Randy Wray”, Painter’s Bread, March 9, 2014

Bozicnik, Nina Gara.  “Randy Wray”, New American Paintings, Issue 104, 2013

Patterson, Tom.  “Get Close: ‘Art on Paper’”, Winston-Salem Journal, January 11, 2009

Glancy, Marie. “The waste Land: Art Trash at Socrates Sculpture Park”, Queens Chronicle, July 31, 2008

Harris, Jane.  “Art Review: Randy Wray” Time Out New York, May 24-30, 2007

Macpherson, Isabella.  “Art For Our Sake”, Time Out London, February 21-27, 2007

Mayerson, Keith. “Artists on Artists: Randy Wray”, BOMB magazine, March, 2006

Yun, Michelle. “Greater New York: Randy Wray”, exhibition catalogue, MoMA PS1, 2006

Kley, Elisabeth. “Top 10 Trends: Just Bead It”, ARTnews, February 2006

Baker, RC. “Randy Wray”, The Village Voice, June-8-14, c75, 2005

Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: Randy Wray”, The New York Times, June 17, 2005

Robinson, Walter. “Weekend Update: Randy Wray”, Artnet, February 28, 2004

Johnson, Ken. “Alumni Return, Juxtaposing Past and Present”, The New York Times, November 28, 2003

Metz, Cade. “North Carolinians in New York: Randy Wray”, Metromagazine, September 2003

Hakanson Colby, Joy.  “’Post-Digital Painting’ Pumps New Technology into an Aging Art Form”, The Detroit News, January 30, 2003

Tysh, George.  “Art 10101010”, Metro Times Detroit, January 29, 2003

Guten Cohen, Keri.  “Artists Use Technology in Paintings”, Detroit Free Press, January 5, 2003

Rubinstein, Raphael.  “A Quiet Crisis”, Art In America, March, 2003

Platt, Ron.  “Randy Wray”, exhibition essay, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, 2003

Hirsch, Faye. “Randy Wray”, Art In America, January 2003

Houston, Joe.  “Post-Digital Painting”, exhibition catalogue essay, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, December 2002              

Forde, J.A.  “Unframed, Artists Respond to AIDS, ACRIA”, Powerhouse, 2002           

Mahoney, Robert.  “Landscape”, Time Out New York, February 21-28, p51, 2002            

Johnson, Ken.  “Art In Review”, The New York Times, October 3, 2000

Henry, Max.  “Noises, Gotham Dispatch”, Artnet, November 2000

Arning, Bill.  “Optimal Allusion: Randy Wray”, eartgroup, February 2000

Wray, Randy.  “Off the Wall”, artists project, Smock magazine, November 2000

Gangitano, Lia. “Message to Pretty”, exhibition catalogue essay, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY, 1999

Connelly, John.  “Recipes”, artist project, Zingmagazine, winter, 1999

Marshall, Robert.  “American Homes & Travelers”, Artnet, May, 1998

Rice, Robin.  “Crafty, Very Crafty”, Philadelphia City Paper, April 10, 1998

Moody, Tom.  “Review: Randy Wray”, Artforum, February 1997

Rubinstein, Raphael.  “Review: Randy Wray”, Art In America, March 1997

Arning, Bill.  “Art Review: Randy Wray”, Time Out, October 24-31, Issue 57, 1996

Rubinstein, Raphael and Yau, John.  “Report from the Ruins of the Emerald City”, Lingo, No. 5, 1996

Smith, Roberta. “Testing Limits at the Corcoran”, New York Times, January 6, 1996

Schacter, Kenny.  Artist Project, Zingmagazine, fall, 1995

Hess, Elizabeth.  “Never-Never Wasteland”, Village Voice, May 23, 1995

Ducan, Michael.  “Fabrication: formal, found, and funky”, exhibition essay, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 1995

Curtis, Cathy.  “Weaving New Life into Everyday Objects”,

Los Angeles Times/Orange County Edition, April 4, 1995

Smith, Roberta.  “Art in Review: She is Silent When She Sews”, New York Times, January 6, 1995

Levin, Kim.  “Choices: She is Silent When She Sews”, The Village Voice, January 3, 1995

Wray, Randy.  “Desire”, artist project, Visionaire, No. 12, Fall 1994

Berger, Maurice.  “She is Silent When She Sews”, exhibition catalogue essay, Apex Art. New York, NY, December 1994

Saltz, Jerry.  “A Year in the Life: Tropic of Painting”, Art in America, October 1994

LaBelle, Charles.  “Grunge Lite: Chuck Agro and Randy Wray”, Artweek, August 1994           

Rubinstein, Raphael.  “The Inner Child”, ARTnews, May 9, 1994

Gooch, Brad.  “Ross Bleckner Revealed”, Harper’s Bazaar, May, 1994

Pagel, David.  “Nature of Desire: Randy Wray”, Los Angeles Times, April 1, 1993

Levin, Kim.  “Art in Brief”, The Village Voice, June 29, 1993

Hoffman, Dristan.  “Trisexual”, Bang! , No. 5, 1993

Eaton, Halle.  “Impressions of ‘Trisexual’”, Picture, May 1993

Connelly, John.  “The Art of Randy Wray”, essay, 1992

 

Professional Experience

Studio Manager, Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY

Adjunct Lecturer, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY

Studio Manager, Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, Brooklyn, NY

Visiting Lecturer, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Visiting Art Faculty, New York University, New York, NY

Visiting Art Faculty, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Visiting Lecturer, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Visiting Lecturer, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Visiting Art Faculty, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC