ARTIST: LU RAY

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ARTIST Lu Ray
TITLE Becoming One With Nature
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ABOUT LU RAY

Lu Ray was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1997. They are self taught and have over 5 years of experience teaching art professionally. They activate private and public spaces through reclaimed-material mosaics, paint, and functional artwork.

The artist has exhibited work in the midwest, including known St. Louis art spaces Houska Gallery, Angad Arts Hotel, St. Louis Artist Guild, Vacancy Gallery and The Drugstore in Kansas City. They have taught in public schools, non profits, and private workshops for ages 5 to 75.

In 2019 they won the Solar Girl juried art contest. In 2023, the artist received a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for their mosaic pothole project. They also received an artist support grant from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis for a workshop series titled Clay Dates.

In 2024, they were awarded the Tech Artista Accelerator Grant and Residency. Their work has been reviewed on NPR, KMOV, Voyage STL and Share Your Voice STL. The artist continues to live and work in St. Louis, Missouri.

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