Bob Ray

Artist

Resume

BIO:

Born: Warrensburg, Mo 1952

US Navy: 1972 - 1976

Education: 

Central Mo State University 1977 

Coastal Carolina Community College 1977 – 1978 

East Carolina University School of Art 1978 – 1984 

CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION:

PO Box 486, Ocracoke, NC 27960

252-928-2598

bobrayart@yahoo.com

www.bobrayart.com

RECENT AWARD:

North Carolina Arts Council 2014

Visual Artist Fellowship 

Painting

EXHIBITS:

" The Nettles Enter Through The Window"

Emerge Gallery

November 2014

Greenville, NC

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“Five Ocracoke Artists” Semi-Public Gallery Asheville, NC September 2004"Swan Swam Black" 

Pullen Art Center 

November 2013 

Raleigh, NC

“Gutai” 

Group Project 

San Francisco Institute 

San Francisco, CA 

March 2013

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“The Farm Show” 

Group Invitational 

Syracuse University 

Syracuse, NY 

May 2013

“Visible Ghosts” 

Group Show 

Barton College 

Wilson, NC

September 2012

“Old Man Suites Himself” 

One Man Show 

Semi-Public Gallery 

Asheville, NC 

April 2012

“White Days Unswallowed” 

One Man Show 

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art 

Collage of Charleston 

Charleston SC 

August – October 2011

“Love Works” 

Group Show 

Semi Public Gallery 

Asheville, NC 

April 2011

“Revising The 20th Century” 

Group Show 

Art Lab 

Austin, Texas 

March 2010

“Paul Hartley Legacy Show” 

Greenville Museum of Art 

Greenville, NC 

March 2010

“Paul Hartley Legacy Show” 

Lee Hansly Gallery 

 Raleigh, NC 

January 2010

“The Bunker” 

Site-Specific Installation 

With Ocracoke Five 

Ocracoke Island, NC 

December 2009

“Rabbit And Semen As Ghost” 

Solo Exhibit 

The Garage 

San Diego, California 

October 2009

“Learn To Swim” 

Group Show 

With Bolderaja Group 

Latvia 

September 2009

”Bob Ray - Solo Show” 

Imperial Arts Centre 

Rocky Mount, NC


January 2009

“Bob Ray - New Work” 

Semi-Public Gallery 

Asheville, NC 

October 2008

“Small Works” 

Group Show 

 Abecedarian Gallery 

Denver, Colorado 

September 2008

“The Bottle’s Blue Eye” 

Brevard College 

September 2008 

Two Person Show with Barbara Hardy Ray 

Brevard, NC 

“Art 6” 

Richmond, VA 

January 2007 

Two Person Show with Barbara Hardy Ray

“Think Small” 

Art Space 

Richmond, VA


November 2005

Semi Public Gallery

 Solo Exhibit

 Asheville, NC 

October 2005

Sense Gallery 

Dushore, PA 

July 2005

“Pigment On Paper” 

Semi- Public Gallery 

Asheville, NC


June 2005

“Pigment On Paper” 

Carol Keller Gallery 


Denver, CO


March 2005

“Five Ocracoke Artists” 

Semi-Public Gallery 

Asheville, NC 

September 2004

 “Love 04” 

Semi Public Gallery 

Asheville, NC
 

March 2004

“100 Years 100 Works” 

Roanoke Island Gallery 

Manteo, NC


December 2003

 Emerge Gallery 

Bob Ray & Roy Revels 

Greenville, NC


August/September 2003

“Bob Ray Paintings and Collage” 

 Solo Exhibit 

Secret Garden Gallery 

Ocracoke Island, NC


October 2002

“Black Mountain Exhibit” 

Semi-Public Gallery 

Asheville, NC


July 2002

“Works on Paper” 

Group Show Gallery 

354 Brooklyn, New York 

June 2002 

“La Mia Casa La Tua Tavolo” 

Semi-Public Gallery 

Two Person Show With Mel Stanforth 

 Asheville, NC


September 2001

“Flux Bunny” 

One Man Exhibit 

Secret Garden Gallery 

Ocracoke, NC 

May 2001

“Milk Light” 

Platinum Gallery 

Greenville, NC


March 2000 

“Artists of Greenville” 

Fayetteville Museum of Art 

Fayetteville, NC


January 2000

“FO D OOD” 

Kinston Arts Council Gallery 

Three Person Show With 

James Beaman and Mel Stanforth 

Kinston, NC
 October 1999

“Keep Forks on Floor” 

Three Person Show With 

James Beaman and Mel Stanforth 

Coastal Bend College 

Beeville, Texas 

March 1999

“Pungo Referee” 

Greenville Museum of Art 

Greenville, NC


September 1996

“A La Albers” 

Mecklenburg Community College

 Charlotte, NC


September 1996

“Works on Paper” 

Weatherspoon Gallery 

Greensboro, NC


March 1996

“Piero Manzoni Project” 

Maggi Gallery 

Milan, Italy 

August 1995

“A Celebration of Old Tattoos” 

Steven’s Gallery 

Raleigh, NC 

October 1995

“North Carolina Artist Triennial” 

NCMA


Raleigh, NC


1990-1993

INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE PROJECTS:

Great Britain 
Germany 

Italy 
Egypt 
Japan

United States 
Bolivia 
Spain 
Hungary 
Switzerland 
Latvia 
1990-2010


CORRESPONDENCE WITH:

Ray Johnson 
Richard C

Giorgio Cavalinni 
George Brett or group 
Mel Stanforth 
Torma Cauli 
Peter Dowker 
Lothar Trott 
William L Philyaw


PERFORMANCE:

Sandy And Bill 
One Act Play By Bob Ray 
Deepwater Theater 
Ocracoke,NC 
1998

Cleveland International Performance Festival 
Cleveland, Ohio 
1996
Moonwork III - White Poem 
Performance Commissioned By Pocosin Arts 
Columbia, NC

1996
Walls, Floors, Stage - Performance Multiples 
Wilson Theater 
Wilson, NC

1995
Tri-State Sculpture Conference 
Moonwork I

Intersect Studio 
Greenville, NC

1995


GRANTS: 
 
Nash County Arts Council, NC 
Projects Grant 
2009 S
Southern Arts Federation 
Emerging Artist Fellowship 
1986