Education


2008 M.F.A., University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
1997 English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL


Solo Exhibitions


2013
Fragments of an Unknowable Whole, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon
2011
Black Glass, Ditch Projects, Springfield, Oregon
2010
It Was never About the Audience, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon
2009
24 Frames, Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
2008
Remake, Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle, Washington


Group Exhibitions


2013
Dumb Angel , 12128 Boatspace, Portland, Oregon
2012
Summer Show, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon
2011
To Make a Flame, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon
Cold Open, Possible Projects, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March @ 937 (Fourteen30 Contemporary Offsite), Portland, Oregon
Collective Show LA 2011, Human Resources, Los Angeles, California
2010
Portland 2010 Biennial: Are you ready for the country?, RocksBox Fine Art, Portland, Oregon
Solus, group video exhibition, Filmbase, Dublin, Ireland
Beautiful Lives, group video exhibition, Banff Center, Banff, Canada
Version 10 Festival, group mixed-media exhibition, Zhou B Center, Chicago, Illinois
MVMA Fest 2010, group mixed-media exhibition, Marfa, Texas
Co-Lab, group video exhibition, Birdhouse Collective, Austin, Texas
2009
Summer Show, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon
SRO Video: Guys doing Guy Things, Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon
So Fake They’ll Think Its Real, Sienna Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts
Fugitive Video Project 2009, Harmony Landing, Tennessee
Dublin Electronic Arts Festival, group video exhibition, Filmbase, Dublin, Ireland
2008
Vertical Hold, Gallery One, Ellensburg, Washington
Lightfoot, Ditch Projects, Springfield, Oregon
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Jordan Schnitzer Museum, Eugene, Oregon
Static / Flux, MK Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Sundown, 18 Karat Gold Tone Project Space, Portland, Oregon
2007
A Bell is a Cup until it is Struck, Soil Gallery, Seattle, Washington (Curated by Eric Frederickson)
Retinal Reverb, PDX Film Festival Video Installation Exhibition, Portland, Oregon
2006
UO at the Diva, Diva Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Eugene, Oregon
MFA Exhibition, Laverne Krause Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
2005
Place / Displace, Flamingo Project Space, Eugene, Oregon
2004
Openings, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


Curatorial


2011
Made in Oregon, group video exhibition, Human Resources, Los Angeles, California


Gallery Representation


Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon


Related Experience


Member, Ditch Projects, Springfield, Oregon
Member, Coast Time Residency, Springfield, Oregon
2011, Panelist, Oregon Arts Commission, Percent for the Arts Program
2010, Panelist, WESTAF: The Western States Art Federation, Visual Arts Touring program
2009, Panelist, WESTAF: The Western States Art Federation, Visual Arts Touring program


Visiting Artist/Lectures


2011
Fourteen30 Contemporary
2010
Fourteen30 Contemporary
University of Oregon, Art Department
York University, Toronto, Canada
Clark College, Vancouver, Washington
2009
Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon
Northwest Film Center School of Film, Portland, Oregon
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon


Awards/Grants


2012
Oregon Arts Commission Individual Fellowship
Joan Shipley Award
Finalist, Betty Bowen Award, Seattle
2008
University of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellowship
Graduate Research Grant, Department of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
2007
Soil Choice, Soil + Punch, International Juried Exhibition, Seattle, Washington
University of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellowship
Graduate Research Grant, Department of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
2006
University of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellowship


Selected Press


Mike Bray's 'Fragments of an Unknowable Whole' at Fourteen30 Contemporary by John Motley, May 2013
Bailliwik, Issue 09 Autumn 2012
'To Make a Flame' at Fourteen30 Contemporary by D.K. Row, The Oregonian, November 2011
Face Time: A Year of Writing with Fourteen30 Contemporary by John Motley, February 2011
It Takes Two: Mike Bray by Jenny Le, Opening Ceremony, January 2010
Portland2010 biennial exhibition catalog, December 2010
Review: It was never about the audience by Lisa Radon, Ultrapdx.com, October 2010
Editorial: Recommendations by Richard Speer, Visual Art Source, October 2010
vvork.com, October 2010
Provincialism at Work! by Jessica Powers, ArtSlant, April 2010
Show of the Month: Portland 2010 @ Rocksbox Ditch Projects, Open Wide PDX, March 2010
Portland2010 Revisted by Graham Bell, Portland Monthly Magazine, March 2010
Add It Up by Lisa Radon, Ultrapdx.com, April, 2010
Critics Picks: Are You Ready for the Country? by Micah Malone, ArtForum, April 2010
On the Scene in Portland by Natalie Hegert, ArtSlant, January 2010
Currently Hanging by Jen Graves, The Stranger, July 2008
When two ax arcs are not the same by Regina Hackett, Seattle P-I, July 2008
Art that’s made it past a discriminating judge by Rachel Shimp, Seattle Weekly, December 2007
Retinal Reverb Revisited by Amy Bernstein, Portlandart.net, May 2007