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LUCY RAY IS AN ARTIST LIVING & WORKING BETWEEN AUSTRALIA & ABU DHABI.

Lucy Ray is a Melbourne artist raised in Yeppoon, on the traditional land of the Darumbal People of Central Queensland.

She lives between Australia and Abu Dhabi, UAE.

She studied art and design, completing a diploma in fine arts at TAFE Queensland and later receiving her bachelor’s degree in interior design & built environment. From there, Lucy worked as an illustrator, digital artist and textile designer before returning to pursue fine art again in 2017.

Since moving part-time to Abu Dhabi in 2019, she has actively pursued the art community in Australia and internationally, exhibiting in Dubai, London, and Melbourne through invitational group shows and collectives.

In 2023, she was a finalist in Exploration 23 at Flinders Lane Gallery, exhibited in Locals 23 at Outré Gallery, and the Delphin Opencall 23 show. She was a finalist in the Dobell Drawing Prize and was published in Booooooom!‘s Tomorrow’s Talent Book III and issue 8 of New Visionary Magazin. In December, she attended Vermont Studio Center for the artist residency.

She will spend eight weeks in Japan this year at Saruya AIR, an artist residency, and will be a part of Works on Paper 6 at Blue Shop Galleries. She will also be published in Create! Magazine Issue 43.

As of July 2023, she is represented by Flinders Lane Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.

EDUCATION

2006         Degree, Bachelor of Built Environment, Interior Design, QUT, QLD

2002         Diploma, Fine Art Painting / Silver-smithing, TAFE, QLD

 

RESIDENCIES

2024         Saruya AIR, Fujiyoshida, Japan (Forthcoming)

2023         Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA

2022         SIM, Korpúlfsstadir, Iceland

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022         The Ghost Who Walks, Off the Kerb, Melbourne

2019         Sense, Off the Kerb, Melbourne

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024        Works on Paper 6, Blue Shop Galleries, London

 

2023         Delphian Open Call 23, Delphian Gallery, London

                 Exploration 23, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

                 Locals 23, Outré Gallery, Melbourne

                 Still Life Redux, Tacit Gallery, Melbourne

2022         Feast, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne

                 Revelations | Visionary Art Collective, Online

                 OURS, Ours Gallery, Melbourne

                 Path, The Nich, Dovetail Magazine, Online

                 Spring days, Off the Kerb, Melbourne

                 Joy Seekers, Off the Kerb, Melbourne

                 Lemonade, Honey Bones Gallery, Melbourne

2021         Oysters & Art, Fort Heart, Melbourne

                 Bones, Honey Bones Gallery, Melbourne

                 Spring days, Off the Kerb, Melbourne

                 Overexposed, Visionary Projects NYC, Online

                 For the earth, Mafa Gallery, Melbourne

                 This Uncertain Freedom, Canvas Collective, Melbourne

                 The Darkest Night, The Old Bar Gallery, Melbourne

                 Winter days, Off the Kerb, Melbourne

 

2020         Resurrection, Off the Kerb, Melbourne

                 Still Life, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne

                 Hope in Isolation, Fort Heart, Online

                 Metamorph, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne

                 Black&White Diary, UAE

2019         Family & friends, Daine Singer Gallery, Melbourne

                 Christmas gallery show, Off the Kerb, Melbourne

                 Small 45, FortyFive Downstairs, VIC

                 Botanical Spring, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

                 Winter days, Off the Kerb, Melbourne

                 Animalia, Off the Kerb, Melbourne

ART PRIZES

2024         Ravenswood Art Prize, Gordon, NSW

 

2023         Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW

                 Delphian open call 23, Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London

                 Lethbridge 20000 Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, QLD

                 Lethbridge Landscape Prize, Lethbridge Gallery, QLD

                 Dobell Drawing Prize, National Art School Gallery, NSW

 

2022         Winner - Art Room Prize, Still Life Art Prize, Tacit Gallery, Melbourne

                 Winner - Works on paper, Fifty Squared Art Prize, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne

                 Emerging Artist Award, Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne

                 JADA Art Prize, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW

                 Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW

 

2020         Shortlisted, Delphian summer show, Delphian Gallery, London

 

2019         ANL Art Prize, Mission to Seafarers, Melbourne

 

PUBLICATIONS

2024         Create! Magazine: Issue 43, Create! Magazine 2023    

                 Tomorrow’s Talent Book III, Booooooom!

                 I like your work Winter Catalogue 23, ILYW

                 New Visionary Magazine 8, Visionary Art Collective

 

2022         Artist profile, Booooooom!

                 Path, The Nich, Dovetail Magazine

                 Canvas book II, Canvas Collective

 

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