Jonathan Michael Ray (né Jonathan Haydock)
Married to Hannah Ray
Lives and works Cornwall and London, England
b. High Wycombe, England 1984
Jonathan studied a BA Hons in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and subsequently an MFA in Fine Art Media at Slade School of Fine Art, London. He was artist in residence at HKBU, Hong Kong, in 2016 and he has been awarded the Porthmeor Graduate Workspace supported by the European Regional Development Fund, via Cultivator, 2018-19.
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Informed by the act of looking, Jonathan Michael Ray’s art practice largely comprises of works in video, photography, installation, print and drawing.
The work he makes has always been contingent upon, and deeply connected to his surroundings, and he continuously references landscape and how we encounter and engage with the world around us.
He is interested in looking beyond what we look for when we look, by breaking down the processes by which we see, and addressing the tools and language we use to make sense of our visual existence.