Art
Contact
Department Chairs:
Art History: John Harwood
Studio Art: Pipo Nguyen-duy

Administrative Assistant:
Jamie Jacobs

Department Email:


Phone: (440) 775-8181
Fax: (440) 775-8969

Location:
Art Building 2, Room 166
91 N. Main St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Jennifer Ray

Jennifer Ray

Visiting Assistant Professor

Contact Information

E-mail:


Office:
Art Building 162A
(440) 775-8195

Personal Office Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 12:15 - 1:15


Jennifer Ray (aka jray) teaches photography courses that span the gamut from B&W darkroom techniques to mixed media to contemporary digital practice, always encouraging students to find ways to stretch the boundaries of what photography is and how it can be used.  Broadly speaking, her photographic work explores sites where marginalized or contentious activities take place and interactions between humans and the landscape.   

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT
- Problems: Photography, Mixed Media
- Individual Photography Project Seminar
- Documentary Photography
- Problems: Color Darkroom
- Visual Concepts and Process: B&W Photography
- Methods and Techniques of Digital Photography
- Introduction to Digital Imaging
- Foundations of Photography

 

COURSES TAUGHT


- Problems: Photography, Mixed Media
- Individual Photography Project Seminar
- Documentary Photography- Problems: Color Darkroom
- Visual Concepts and Process: B&W Photography
- Methods and Techniques of Digital Photography
- Introduction to Digital Imaging
- Foundations of Photography

 

COLLECTIONS

Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Museum of Contemporary Photography
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
Hornswaggler Arts

 

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

-Contested Territories, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA

-Looking at the Land - 21st Century American Views, RISD Museum of Art, Providence

-Industry of the Ordinary: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, Chicago Cultural Center

-Vanity Fair Ball, Union League Civic & Arts Foundation, Chicago

-Summer of Photography, Recycleart, Brussels

-New Art Photography, Chelsea Art Museum, NYC

-Our Origins, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

-Go Deep Into the Woods (solo exhibition), Morton College, Cicero IL

-Present (solo exhibition), ACRE Projects, Chicago

-Gift of Gift of, Spacetaker, Houston

-Outside Coming In, Hungryman Gallery, Chicago

-You're Pushing Too Hard, Chicago Art Department, Chicago

-Ground Floor, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

-New Insight, Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago

-MFA Thesis Exhibition, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago

-Weisman Award Exhibition, Columbia College, Chicago

-Borderland: the Best of Manifest, Arcade Gallery, Chicago

-Kinsey Institute Exhibition (Best in Show), Indiana University, Bloomington IN

-Premier the Queer, Barbara and Barbara Gallery, Chicago

-National Photography Exhibition, University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts, Toledo OH

 

 

 

SELECTED AWARDS, GRANTS, AND RESIDENCIES

Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Grant, Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture
Grant in Aid, Oberlin College
ACRE Residency, ACRE Projects
Albert P. Weisman Award, Columbia College 
Review Santa Fe, CENTER
Graduate Opportunity Award, Columbia College
John Mulvany Scholarship, Columbia College
Curator's Choice, Chicago Art Open
Follett Fellowship Full Tuition Award, Columbia College
Wendy L Moore Emerging Artist Finalist, MoCA Cleveland

 

 

 

BOOKS

The Collector's Guide to New Art Photography (Volume 2). Humble Arts Foundation, 2011.
Best of Photography 2008, Photographer's Forum, 2008.

 

 

EDUCATION

MFA in Photography, Columbia College
BA in Studio Art (cum laude), Oberlin College

 



2012-2013 Courses:

 

 

ARTS 032 Individual Photography Project Seminar
ARTS 052 VisPro Photography
ARTS 078 Problems: Photography: Color