Up Next: November 18th, W. Benjamin Bray
Ocean circulation and the Arctic comprise a thermal and geopolitical vortex in the context of global climate change. Since 2010, W. Benjamin Bray has spent an inordinate amount of time exploring his relationship to these vast physical spaces, and also their relationship to distant communities, through traveling, research, and artwork — a Situationist approach involving glass, images, maps and video.
W. Benjamin Bray is an artist working in earth science and technology. His works range from site-specific installations in the Arctic to experimental renderings of climate change occurring in the Southwest. He has exhibited works in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Texas and Japan and completed residencies in Svalbard and the United States. Bray is the recipient of artist grants from MIT, Vermont Studio Center, Corning Museum of Glass, and a research grant from the National Science Foundation.
Bray holds a MS in Atmospheric Science and Oceanography from Penn State University, and a BS in Atmospheric Science from Texas A&M University. He has studied independently at Corning Museum of Glass, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Massachusetts College of Art, and Boston University.