Anna Ray

website creator Exhibitions
2014
Craft Generation St Andrews Museum, St Andrews
2013
in perspeXtive The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2012
10e Triennale Internationale des Mini-Textiles Musée Jean-Lurçat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, Angers, France (touring)
Collect, Project Space Saatchi Gallery, London
Vive la Tapisserie 3 Institut Français d’Ecosse, Edinburgh
2011
Reflection City Art Centre, Edinburgh
That was then: this is NOW City Art Centre, Edinburgh
Arte con Simpatia. Charity Auction Rattiflora, Como, Italy
Un soffio d’arte. Charity Auction Arte&Arte, Chiesa di San Francesco, Como, Italy
Vive la Tapisserie 2 Institut Français d’Ecosse, Edinburgh. La Galerie la Tour de Montsales, Aveyron, France
2010
Portage: textiles extremes of scale Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
Miniartextil Chiesa di San Francesco, Como, Italy
Hidden Histories/Partial Paradise Morley College, London. Rothes Hall, Glenrothes
2009
Follow a Thread Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales. Dovecot, Edinburgh. Harley Gallery, Welbeck
This is Now: from Drawing to Contexture Edinburgh International Arts Festival, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
In the Garden Coach House Gallery, Winterbourne Botanic Garden, Birmingham
Vive la Tapisserie Institut Français d’Ecosse, Edinburgh
2008
In Search of Beauty and Wellbeing Paintings in Hospitals, Menier Gallery, London
2007
Knot The Visual Arts Centre, The Frances Bardsley School, Romford
2006
Re-Generation County Hall Gallery, London
Reindeerland Culture Centre of Fljótsdalshérad, Egilsstadir, Iceland. Sequences Festival,
Reykjavík, Iceland. Monkeytown Art Centre, New York, USA. VAIA 2006,
Valencia, Spain. Skalvijos Kino, Vilnius, Lithuania. Folly Art Centre, Lancaster, UK. Volatile Works, Montreal, Canada.
2005
The Human Condition The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Asolo International Art Film Festival Asolo (Treviso), Italy
RxArt Ball Donna Karan, New York, USA
(dis)comfort Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
Test round room, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
Island Art Film and Video Festival Prenelle Gallery, West India Quay, London
2004
Contemporary Textile Art International Open Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
RxART Ball Emporio Armani, New York, USA
2003
Object to Draw Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, USA
RxArt Ball Dolce and Gabbana Showroom, New York, USA
2002
Spark The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Quilt 2002 Alexandra Palace, London. RDS, Dublin. International Halls, Harrogate
Presence The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
2001
same time, different place The Changing Room, Stirling
Gown The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Glasgow Art Fair The Fruitmarket Gallery, George Square, Glasgow
2000
Sum of Parts The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Source Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Glasgow Art Fair The Collective Gallery, George Square, Glasgow
Tararaboom Institut Français d’Ecosse, Edinburgh
To Boldly Sew McManus Galleries, Dundee. City Art Centre, Edinburgh
VI e Triennale Internationale des Mini-Textiles Musée de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, Angers, France (touring)
1999
Three Edinburgh Projects: Nebula The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Glasgow Art Fair The Collective Gallery, George Square, Glasgow
Contemporary Decorative Arts Sotheby’s, London
Woven Intimacies New Jersey Centre for Visual Arts, New Jersey, USA
1998
Anchor Award for European Embroidery Design Renaissance Hall, Friedrichsbad, Germany. Galerie Smend, Cologne, Germany.
Freiburg Südwestrundfunk, Germany. Voirrey Embroidery Centre, Brimstage, UK.
Textil Museum St. Gallen, Switzerland
13 seconds and counting Institut Français d’Ecosse, Edinburgh
Video Soup Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Awards
2011 Arts Council England Grant for the Arts Arts Council England
2006 Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Award The City of Edinburgh Council
2005 Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Award The City of Edinburgh Council
2004 Scottish Arts Council Crafts Creative Development Award The Scottish Arts Council
2003 Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Award The City of Edinburgh Council
Scottish Arts Council Assistance Grant to an Individual Artist The Scottish Arts Council
2001 The Hope Scott Trust Award The Hope Scott Trust
Innovative Visual Arts Education Award The Scottish Arts Council
2000 Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Award The City of Edinburgh Council
1998 Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship Edinburgh College of Art
1997 John Florent Stone Memorial Scholarship Edinburgh College of Art

Education
1997-1999 Master of Fine Art Tapestry Edinburgh College of Art
1994-1997 BA (HONS) Tapestry First Class Honours Edinburgh College of Art
1993-1994 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Leeds College of Art and Design

Commissions
2014 Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, Birmingham
2008 PiH Comission Paintings in Hospitals, London
2006 Marie Curie Cancer Care Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh

Residencies
2006-2007 Artist in Residence The Frances Bardsley School for Girls, Romford
2004 In the Garden Winterbourne Botanic Garden, University of Birmingham

Publications
2011
Reflection Exhibition catalogue, City Art Centre
Tapestry Weaving: Design and Technique By Joanne Soroka, The Crowood Press Ltd
2010
Miniartextil – ‘Un Giorno de Felicita’ Exhibition catalogue, Arte&Arte
2009
Follow a Thread Exhibition catalogue, Ruthin Craft Centre
This is Now: From Drawing to Contexture Exhibition catalogue, STAR*
2006
In the Garden Solo Publication, Anna Ray
2005
dis(comfort) Exhibition catalogue, Angel Row Gallery
Test Exhibition catalogue, Talbot Rice Gallery
2004
RxArt Ball Auction catalogue, RxArt
2002
RxArt Ball Auction catalogue, RxArt
Quilt 2002 Exhibition catalogue, Coats Crafts
Presence Exhibition catalogue, The Fruitmarket Gallery
2001
same time, different place Exhibition catalogue
1999
Metronome 4-5-6 Collaborative publication
Un pas dans la lune Exhibition catalogue
1998
Anchor Award for European Embroidery Design Exhibition catalogue, Coats Crafts

Reviews
October 2010 Corre sul Filo Arte. Pg 144 – 147
May/June 2010 Follow a Thread Embroidery Magazine. Cover and pg 18 – 23
Jan/Feb 2010 This is Now: From Drawing to Contexture Embroidery Magazine, volume 61. Pages 54,55
December 2009 This is Now: From Drawing to Contexture Textileforum,
Sept/Oct 2009 This is Now: From Drawing to Contexture Thomas Cronenberg, Fiber Arts. Page 56
25 August 2009 This is Now: From Drawing to Contexture The Scotsman
13-20 August 2009 This is Now: From Drawing to Contexture The List Festival Magazine. Page 79
March/April 2009 Long live la tapisserie – en Ecosse! Artwork, Number 154. Cover & Page 7
9/05 (dis)comfort Galleries and Crafts, Nottinghamshire Today
26/9/05 (dis)comfort **** Wayne Burrows, Metro Life, The Metro
20/12/2002 Art attack David Moire for the Scotsman. News, page 12
16/4/02 Wise heads on young shoulders / Critics Choice Neil Cameron for the Scotsman. Pages 10 and 15
March/April 2002 32C (Three to see) Preview of ‘Presence’ in Instant. Page 25
March/April 2001 Source Philippa Swann for The Crafts Magazine. Issue 169, pages 53 and 54
27/4/2000 Tararaboom **** Moira Jeffrey for The List. Issue 385, pages 78,82
16/6/1999 Degree Shows Duncan Macmillan for The Scotsman. Page 19
18/6/1998 Class Acts The Herald
09/11/1997 Venerable radicals Iain Gale, Scotland on Sunday, Spectrum Page 27
22/06/1996 Visual Art Sally Kerr for the Herald

Employment
2005-2006 Fine Art Pathway Lecturer Leeds College of Art and Design
2000-2006 Lecturer in Drawing and Painting – Tapestry Edinburgh College of Art
2001-2005 Lecturer in First Year Studies Edinburgh College of Art

Training
2003 Edinburgh Galleries Artist Training Programme The Institute of Education, London