Bio and CV
Rob Ray is a Los Angeles artist examining technology in public/outdoor spaces through installations, interactive public artworks, experimental videos and sound compositions.
In 2015, Rob launched the EXOSKELETON arts concern in Los Angeles, California. EXOSKELETON collaborates with artists to create enthusiastic and thoughtful events and installations in the EXOSKELETON house and in strange disused places across the earth. EXOSKELETON also joins with artists to create monthly mail art mailings and send weekly emails.
Rob's interactive disorienteering guide, GET LOST! was commissioned by the Abandon Normal Devices Festival in Manchester, UK and has exhibited at Conflux 2012 in New York and the Tracing Mobility festival in Berlin, Germany.
His video game disguised as ATM, Bucky’s Animal Spirit, was selected for the art.tech exhibition at The Lab (San Francisco), and the (re)load exhibition at Antena (Chicago).
Rob also collaborates with Jason Soliday and Jon Satrom as a member of the Chicago-based circuit-bent multimedia noise trio I Love Presets. I Love Presets has performed at the GLI.TC/H 2011 and 2012 festivals, The SAIC’s Conversations at the Edge series and the Chicago Underground Film Festival.
From 1999 to 2008, Rob was founding curator of the DEADTECH electronic arts center in Chicago, IL, USA. DEADTECH’s unique curatorial vision, residency facilities, workshop facilities and exhibition space were custom created to cater to the specific needs of the electronic artist and performer. DEADTECH exhibited artists from across the globe including the Beige Programming Ensemble, Institute for Applied Autonomy, Trevor Paglen, Norman White, Kevin Drumm, T.V. Pow and Kazuyuki K. Null.
In 2010, Rob received his MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.