I'm a visual artist living and working in a forest off the coast of South Carolina.
Born and raised in a log cabin in these same woods, I've had a strong connection to nature from birth. A childhood spent climbing trees and forging streams made way later for new loves- the punk scene, cities, and traveling.
I explored the United States extensively for years before landing in Atlanta, where I studied painting and printmaking at the Atlanta College of Art, and photography at Portfolio Center. From there, I moved to NYC, calling Brooklyn home for the next several years, with intermittent stints back in the South as well.
My art is process-based, using paint and non-traditional materials to express moments and tell stories of energy, relationships, and environments.
I now live with my husband and our two young sons, in an old barn we've renovated into a cabin on our family land.
My works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and are held in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, U.K., Japan, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand.
2003 Portfolio Center, Atlanta GA :: Design, Photography
2002 University of Toledo, Toledo OH :: Printmaking, Intensive study - Jasper Johns + Samuel Beckett collaboration Foirades/Fizzles
2000 Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta GA :: Painting, Printmaking
Lacoste, France, Spring Collection
Indie Grits Film Festival, Nickelodeon Theater, Columbia SC
Confluence: Jen Ray and Danna Ray, Tapps Art Center, Columbia SC
Opening night/ Of Montreal, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia SC
ONEx100, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia SC
Fiddletree, FarmBar/ Deux Puces, Awendaw SC
Malto Poco, with Toro Y Moi, Bluetile, Columbia SC
The Animal Show, Pterodactyl, Philadelphia, PA
Group shows, MINT Gallery, Atlanta GA
Group shows, 2003-2011, Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta GA