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Jeff Ray

Oakland, CA   

Jeff Ray is an artist, musician, filmmaker, short story writer, adjunct professor, curator, festival founder, and arts and food rights activist. He recently was a visiting lecturer at San Francisco State University, Fine Arts Department, Conceptual Information Arts, Spring 2012. In 2010, he received an MFA in New Media Arts from San Francisco State University. He has won numerous awards including a Murphy Cadagon award from the SF Foundation, and in 2004 was an Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Ray has shown / performed at various venues and places such as SFMOMA, Kulturhuset, Stockholm Sweden, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, and Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco. In addition, he is the Founder and Executive Director of Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival. In 2004, he introduced the one of the first Bay Area multimedia performance series, Collision. The festival has expanded to Oakland, and Iowa City, Iowa. He has been on the Board of Directors, Advisory Board and Programming Committee at The Lab Art Space in San Francisco. He is currently a founding member and Board President of Adobe Books and Arts Cooperative where he gathered a group together to save a failing Mission based bookstore and gallery. He is also currently on the Board of Directors and programming committee of the Mediate Soundwave Festival. He is the lead curator and resident artist of Soundwave Festival 2013, and 2014 where he explores the theme of the festival, water.

Proposal for Soundwave

A pdf file describing the collaboration with Soundwave Festival. The project is Ark and Surroundings.