Jonathan Michael RAY

Jonathan Michael RAY

Jonathan Michael Ray was born in High Wycombe. After undertaking a foundation diploma in art and design at Bucks Chilterns University College, in 2007 he obtained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University. This was followed in 2016 by an MFA in Fine Art Media at London's Slade School of Art.

He says: 'Much of my art practice is deeply connected to my surroundings. I examine the multilayered histories, fictions and beliefs assigned to artefacts, materials and the places I encounter.' 

This multi-disciplinary artist has been the recipient of a number of art residencies and awards in the UK and abroad.

His work has gained critical acclaim not only within the UK but also worldwide.


Sculpture, assemblage, photography, print, video


2024: A Skin Made Porous, Anima Mundi, St Ives (10 Feb-23 Mar)


World of Interiors, 'Ruling Glass' by Holly Black

Sculpture Magazine, 'The Voice in the Shadow' - review by Ina Cole

Drift Cornwall, 'Ancestral Voices' by Martin Holman

Tate Etc Issue 55, 'What Lies Beneath' by Jonathan Michael Ray

Synaesthesia and Date Eagle, 'Sensing the Palimpsest of Memory' by Janice Li

Friend of the Artist (Vol 10), Interview by Tim Ralston

Floorr Magazine (Vol 16), Interview by Brooke Hailey Hoffert