Michael Bray

Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts 2013

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Michael Bray

Media: Installation/mixed media

Currently: Practicing artist and career instructor, University of Oregon, Eugene

Background: Bray received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Illinois in 1997. He moved to Oregon and completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2008 at the University of Oregon, where he currently teaches. He has been exhibiting for the past nine years in solo and group exhibitions in the Pacific Northwest, California, Pennsylvania, Texas and Illinois, as well as in Canada and Ireland. In 2012, he received an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Fellowship and was singled out for the Joan Shipley Award. He was also a finalist for the Betty Bowen Award, granted annually by the Seattle Art Museum. His commitment to fellow artists is illustrated in his roles as co-founder and co-director of Ditch Projects in Springfield, an artist-run studio, installation and performance space. Its mission is to provide a progressive and permissive venue for the visual and performing arts. He also serves as co-director of the Coast Time Artist Residency in Lincoln City. 

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