May 19, 8:30am - 10:00am CDT. Hosted at Kenilworth Square East Gallery (formerly INOVA)
part of a series on Serendipity
About the speaker
Ray Chi is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan. His background in functional design guides his creative output, which includes public art, furniture design, sculpture, film, video, and multimedia design. In 2014, he was awarded a public art commission for the Milwaukee Public Library’s East branch and continues to investigate the possibilities of playing with form and function through site-specific sculptures in the public realm.
Ray’s work has been exhibited in galleries and theaters in New York, Los Angeles, and throughout the Midwest. He is a recipient of grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board, a Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists, and in 2005 was named an “Artist of the Year” by the Milwaukee Arts Board. He currently works as an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
Photo by Matt Haas.
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