Christina Ray
Since the beginning
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Christina Ray has produced artist projects, performances and site-specific interventions for city streets and exhibition spaces since founding Glowlab in 2002. As a consultant and educator, Ray has participated on panels and juries with Rhizome, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Eyebeam, the Van Alen Institute and others, and has taught interactive media at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Fluent in Japanese, Ray lived and worked in Japan for four years where she cultivated an aesthetic and cultural awareness that has influenced the growth of Glowlab’s international focus.

Ray is the founder of Conflux, the annual art and technology festival for the creative exploration of urban public space, and has led the festival as Director since its inauguration in 2003. She is currently serving as Key Artistic Advisor for Times Square Public Art Planning with the Times Square Alliance and recently became a founding member of the Advisory Committee of the new 92YTribeca arts and entertainment venue, which opened in the fall of 2008. Ray also sits on the advisory committee of the Queens-based arts organization Flux Factory. In 2009, Ray’s work will be included in the books _A Guide to Democracy in America_, published by Creative Time, and _Critical Play_, written by Mary Flanagan and published by MIT Press. She is a frequent speaker on the intersection of art and emerging technology in public space.

Ray has collaborated with and received support from organizations including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, The New York State Council on the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Puffin Foundation, The Independence Community Foundation, the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Williamsburg Gallery Association, Intel’s Berkeley Research Lab, Southern Exposure, ISEA, Art Interactive, ABC No Rio, Participant Inc., Parsons School of Design, Hunter College, the Cooper Union, the University of Pennsylvania Design School, the CUNY Graduate Center, the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island and others.
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Heather L. Johnson . Erasure

Thu Nov 11, 2010 00:00 - Wed Nov 03, 2010

CHRISTINA RAY is pleased to present Erasure, an exhibition of new work by Heather L. Johnson. In an installation of embroideries, watercolors and a text-based wall drawing, Johnson revisits a poignant moment in the history of late nineteenth-century Hudson County, New Jersey, where long-forgotten insane asylums and penitentiaries once existed amidst violence and political corruption.

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 11, 7-9pm
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm
Exhibition Dates: November 11-December 12, 2010
Location: 30 Grand Street, Ground Floor
Directions: A/C/E to Canal Street or 1 to Canal Street; gallery is located between Thompson Street and 6th Avenue


Greg Haberny . Define Nothing and Defy Everything

Thu Oct 14, 2010 00:00 - Sun Sep 26, 2010

CHRISTINA RAY is pleased to present Define Nothing and Defy Everything, an exhibition of new work by artist Greg Haberny. In an installation of new mixed-media work, Haberny shreds our view of the world as constructed by mainstream media by fracturing and rebuilding images of conflict to expose the violence of global capitalism. The exhibition opens with a reception on October 14th, 7-9pm, and runs through November 07, 2010 at CHRISTINA RAY, located at 30 Grand Street, New York.


Object Hood

Thu Sep 09, 2010 00:00 - Fri Aug 13, 2010

CHRISTINA RAY is pleased to present Michael Zelehoski’s first New York solo exhibition, Objecthood. The gallery space is transformed with a series of found objects - including a picnic table and two ubiquitous police barricades - that have been disassembled and compressed into visually stunning, two-dimensional sculptures. The exhibition opens with a reception on September 9th, 7-9pm, and runs through October 10, 2010 at 30 Grand Street, New York.


Mark Price . Designer End Game Strategie

Thu Apr 22, 2010 00:00 - Sat Mar 27, 2010

CHRISTINA RAY is pleased to present Mark Price’s second New York solo exhibition, Designer End Game Strategies. The exhibition includes a series of new works on paper and panel in which the human, the machine and the global city have merged into a broken landscape of crisis. The exhibition opens with a reception on April 22nd, 7-9pm, and runs through May 23rd.

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CHRISTINA RAY is an innovative gallery and creative catalyst in New York whose mission, grounded by the concept of psychogeography, is to discover and present the most important contemporary artwork exploring the relationship between people and places.


The Eventuality of Daybreak, a solo exhibition by Alex Lukas

Thu Nov 12, 2009 00:00 - Fri Oct 23, 2009

United States of America

Glowlab is pleased to present The Eventuality of Daybreak, a solo exhibition by Alex Lukas featuring a new series of post-apocalyptic urban landscapes that blur the visual boundaries of fiction and reality. Submerging cities both conceptually and physically, Lukas inundates images of New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit with layers of media representing cataclysmic floods and crippling overgrowth. Also included in the exhibition are works on paper depicting near-future scenes of devastated landscapes - crumbling infrastructure, overturned trucks and telling signs of human despair. As a counterpoint to the underwater cities, these darkly atmospheric and barren vistas signal devastation through an unsettling sense of absence. Lukas' work calls into question society’s collective acceptance of the urban environment as an arena of destruction, once thought unthinkable and now seemingly inevitable.

Exhibition dates: November 12 - December 06, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday November 12, 7-9pm
Admission: free
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12-6pm
Location: 30 Grand Street between Thompson St. and 6th Ave.