Ray Harris is not a middle-aged man as her name might suggest but an emerging Adelaide artist communicating her experiences, revelations and neuroses through mixed media sculpture, performance, video and installation. The focus of her work is largely the psychological struggles and complexities of self-concept, focussing on prevailing everyday self-delusions, deceptions and fantasies we create, believe and rely on to cope with the complexities of repressed desires, feelings, anxieties and psychological pain accompanied by the facilitation of unawareness. Fascinated by mental spaces, she explores these issues through (often) autobiographical interpretations of universal experiences and conditions in the dual creation of sculptural spaces and perfomative video. Ray is a Masters (Research) candidate at the University of South Australia and recipient of the MF & MH Joyner Scholarship. She was awarded the Constance Gordon-Johnson Sculpture and Installation Prize 2010 (UniSA). Ray has exhibited and been an artist in residence at Australian Experimental Art Foundation (Solo- Hold me Close and Let me Go 2011), SASA Gallery; the Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition; Odradekaeaf; and Project Space at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia. She also exhibited at InFlight ARI(Hobart 2011) Next Wave (Melbourne 2010) Gil and Moti Homegallery, (Rotterdam, Netherlands 2009) and Supermarket Art Fair ( Stockholm, Sweden 2012)
Ray has been a co-director of FELTspace ARI, Adelaide since 2010.