About Christina Ray

Christina Ray

I help people and companies design, launch and manage creative projects. My passion is to connect visionaries to tools, resources and each other. Over the course of ten years in the New York art and technology industries, I’ve collaborated with hundreds of exceptional builders, makers and thinkers as curator, designer and advisor to produce over fifty exhibitions and large-scale projects.

In 2002 I launched an art lab called Glowlab in my Brooklyn loft and developed it into the contemporary art gallery Kesting/Ray in SoHo that I co-directed for four years. I founded and continue to direct an annual festival called Conflux that presents creative projects in public space across New York City.

I’ve produced projects, presented lectures, received grants, taught classes and workshops and participated in panels and juries for organizations including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, The 92nd Street Y Tribeca, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Puffin Foundation, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, the Times Square Alliance, the Maryland Institute College of Art, Parsons The New School for Design, Hunter College, Cooper Union, the University of Pennsylvania Design School, Eyebeam, Art in General, the Van Alen Institute, the ISEA Symposium, Ox-Bow Artists’ Residency, PULSE Art Fair, Fountain Art Fair, Southern Exposure, Intel’s Berkeley Research Lab, the Copenhagen International Theatre and more. I’ve placed artists’ work in the corporate collections of Fidelity Investments and Microsoft, among others.

My background includes training as an industrial and graphic designer. I’ve spent several years living and working in Japan and I speak fluent Japanese. Buddhism and animal welfare are both important to me and I support these organizations. My projects have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, New York Press, Flash Art, Art Review and other publications.


[Photo: Rachel Esterday]