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CONTACT

email@tessjaray.com

 

BIOGRAPHY

Born 1937, Vienna, Austria; moved to UK in 1938 Lives and works in London, UK
EDUCATION
1954¬57 Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London 1957–60 Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

TEACHING
1968–99 Slade School of Fine Art, University College London 1964–68 Hornsey College of Art

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 The Landscape of Space, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2012 Piper Gallery, London
2008 Lyon & Turnbull, London
2003 Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
2001 Clifford Chance, London, UK
2001 Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK
1993 Todd Galley, London, UK
1988 The Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
1984 The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK
1984 The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
1980 Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia
1976 Angela Flowers Gallery, London, UK
1973 Tess Jaray, Marc Vaux: Recent Paintings, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
1972 City Art Gallery, Bristol, UK
1972 Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK 1969 Axiom Gallery, London, UK
1967 Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh 1965 Hamilton Gallery, London, UK
1963 Grabowski Gallery, London, UK

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 The Edge of Painting, The Piper Gallery, London, UK
2013 Drawings: Mel Bochner, Robert Holyhead, Ann-Marie James, Tess Jaray, Bridget Riley, Alison Wilding, Karsten Schubert, London, UK
2013 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2012 New Possibilities: Abstract Painting from the Seventies, The Piper Gallery, London, UK
2012 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2012 Synthesis, Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2011 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
The Shape of Things, Ferrate Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2010 Layers: John Moores Painting Prize Retrospective, Seongnam Cultural Foundation, Seongnam, Korea
2010 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2009 The Rise of Women Artists, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2009 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London, UK
2009 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2008 Contact, 79a Brick Lane, London, UK
2008 Arts Futures, Contemporary Arts Society, Bloomberg Space, London, UK
2008 Exacting Standards, Lemon Street Gallery, Cornwall, UK
2007 Repetition & Sequence, Jerwood Space, London, UK
2007 Sequence & Repetition, Brunel Arts Centre, Brunel University, London, UK
2006 Summer Exhibition, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK
2005 Private View: Forty Years On, Rocket Gallery, London, UK
2005 Summer Exhibition, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK
2004 Visual Rhythms, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk, UK
2003 Summer Exhibition, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK
2002 Out of Line: Drawings from the Arts Council Collection, Winfield Arts, Suffolk; ArtSway, Sway, and Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, UK
2002 Summer Exhibition, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK
1998 Small is Beautiful, Flowers East, London, UK
1996 British Abstract Art Part III: Drawing, Flowers East, London, UK
1994 British Abstract Art Part I: Painting, Flowers East, London, UK
1993 The Sixties Art Scene in London, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
1992 Women’s Art, New Hall Art Collection, New Hall College, Cambridge, UK
1992 Small is Beautiful Part IX: Abstract, Flowers East, London, UK
1991 New Meanings for City Centres, Birmingham Galleries and Museums, Birmingham, UK
1990 The Abstract Print Show, Flowers East, London, UK
1989 Approaches to Public Art, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
1989 A Spiritual Dimension, Peterborough Art Museum and Gallery, Peterborough, UK
1988 The Presence of Painting: Aspects of British Abstraction, Mappin Gallery, Sheffield, UK
1988 Athena Art Awards, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
1987 Inaugural Exhibition, Patricia Knight Fine Art, London, UK
1986 9th British International Print Biennale, Bradford City Art Gallery, Bradford, UK
1986 The Unbroken Line: 50 Years of British Drawing 1936–86, Gillian Jason Gallery, London, UK
1985 Holdings: 4th Biennale of European Graphic Art, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Baden-Baden, Germany
1985 One Percent, Levitt Bernstein Associates, London, UK
1982 80 Prints by Modern Masters, Angela Flowers Gallery, London, UK
1982 Women’s Art Show, Castle Museum, Nottingham, UK
1981 Artists in Camden, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
1979 6th British International Print Biennale, Bradford City Art Gallery, UK
1979 Painting Exhibition, Felicity Samuel Gallery, London, UK
1978 Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1977 Miniatures Exhibition, Coracle Press, London, UK
1977 British Artists of the Sixties, Tate Gallery, London, UK
1976 The Deck of Cards, JPL Fine Art, London, UK
1974 British Painting 1974, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1973 Seven from London, Kunsthalle, Bern, Germany
1970 3rd Salon International de Galeries Pilotes: Artistes et Découvreurs de Notre Temps Musé, Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland and Musée d’Arts, Paris, France
1969 Fine Art for Industry, Royal College of Art, London, UK
1969 Recent British Prints, IBM Gallery, New York, NY, US
1968 Junge Generation Grossbritannien, Die Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
1968 Grabados de Artistas Britanicos: Nuevas Tendencias, Instituto National de Bellas Artes y Literatura, Mexico City, Mexico
1968 67th International Biennale of Prints, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
1967 British Gouaches and Prints, Sundsvall Museum, Sundsvall, Sweden
1967 The 9th International Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1967 Transatlantic Graphics
1960–67, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
1967 Recent British Painting: Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Collection, Tate Gallery, London, UK
1967 British Painting and Sculpture from the Collection of Leicestershire Education Authority, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
1966 London Under Forty, Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy; The Musée du Louvre, Paris, France; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart and Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin, Germany
1965 Trends in Contemporary British Painting, Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford, UK
1965 Op and Pop: Current English Art, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
1964 Painting Towards Environment, Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford; Arts Council Gallery, Cambridge; Sussex University, Sussex and Arts Council Gallery, Cardiff, UK
1962 Nine Painters from England: Ayres, Cohen, Coviello, Denny, House, Hoyland, Jaray, Turnbull, Vaux, Galleria Trastevere, Rome, Italy
1961 Neue Malerei in England, Städtische Museum, Leverkusen, Germany
1959 London Group, The Royal Society of British Artists Galleries, London, UK

 

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

2012 Paving for St Mary’s Church, Nottingham, UK
2011 Terrazzo paving for 23 Newman Street, London, UK
2005 Piazza for Anyang Art Festival, South Korea
2005-06 Outpatients’ area of University Hospitals, Coventry and Warwick, UK 1999–01 Forecourt of New British Embassy, Moscow, Russia
1995-00 Piazza, The Broadway, Wimbledon, UK
1995-08 Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
1994 Master plan for refurbishment of Pontefract Town Centre
1991 Roof terrace for Headquarters of Arts Council Building, London, UK
1989-92 Wakefield Cathedral Precinct, Wakefield, UK
1988-92 Centenary Square, Birmingham, UK
1987 Decorative floor for Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham, UK
1986 Decorative floor for ceremonial entrance, Garden Festival, Stoke on Trent, UK 1985 Terrazzo floor for Victoria Station, London, UK
1967 Mural for the British Pavilion at Expo 1967, Montreal, Canada

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, UK
Arts Council Collection, London, UK
Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia Museum des 20 Jahrhunderts, Vienna, Austria Städtisches Museum, Leverkusen, Germany Sundsvall Museum, Sundsvall, Sweden
Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest, Croatia
The British Council, London, UK
The British Museum, London, UK
The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, MA, US
The Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, UK
The Tate Collection, London, UK
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
University College London, London, UK
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Western Australia Art Gallery, Perth, Australia Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Worcester, UK

 

SELECTED SOLO PUBLICATIONS, ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

2012 Richard Davey, Tess Jaray: Thresholds, Royal Academy of Arts Publications, London
2012 Terry Pitts, Tess Jaray: Mapping the Unseeable, The Piper Gallery, London
2012 Rachel Campbell-Johnston, ‘Show Business’, RA Magazine, No. 115, Summer
2010 Brian Sewell, ‘Oh, No! It’s the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition’, Evening Standard, 10 June 2010 Nancy Campbell, ‘Tess Jaray: Painting: Mysteries and Confessions’, Times Literary Supplement, May 2003 Mel Gooding, Tess Jaray: New Paintings, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
2003 Martin Coomer, ‘Tess Jaray’, Time Out, 5 March
2001 Nigel Frank, Tess Jaray: Prints 1966–2001, Clifford Chance, London
2001 Judith Bumpus, ‘Corridors and Uniforms’, RA Magazine, No. 72
2001 Terry Grimley, ‘When Art is More Than Mere Decoration’, Birmingham Post, 22 August
2001 Louisa Buck, ‘Tess Jaray’s New Paintings’, Art Newspaper, March
2000 Kim Williams ’Environmental Patterns: Paving Designs by Tess Jaray’, Nexus Network Journal, Vol. 2, June
1998 Deanna Petherbridge, Art for Architecture: The Jerwood Art for Architecture Award, Royal Scottish Academy, London
1998 Nonie Nieswand, ‘Architecture’, The Independent, 18 September
1995 Richard Cork, ‘Praise Be to All Saints’, The Times, 23 February
1991 Barbara Tilson, ‘Art for the People’, RIBA Journal, November
1991 ‘Centenary Square’, Architecture Today, 17 April
1991 Colin Amery, ‘Architecture’, The Financial Times, 15 April
1991 Richard Cork, ‘Second City Finds Its Feet’, The Times, 15 April
1991 Andrew Gibbon Williams, ‘Prettifying Carbuncles’, The Times, April
1991 Hugh Pearman, ‘Design Goes Against Convention’, The Sunday Times
1990 Andrew Gibbon Williams, ‘Prettifying Carbuncles’, The Times, April
1990 ‘Art and Buildings’, Architectural Review
1989 Clive Memmott, ‘The Art of Paving’, Townscapes, October
1989 Rebecca Fortnum, ‘Living Perspective: Tess Jaray and Inner City Design’, WASL Journal
1989 Malcolm Miles, ‘Speakeasy’, New Art Examiner, Summer
1989 Charles Darwent, ‘Bollards Do Furnish a Town’, The Guardian
1988 Richard Cork and Robin Vousden, Tess Jaray: Paintings and Drawings from the Eighties, Serpentine Gallery, London
1988 Richard Cork, ‘Art Loco’, The Listener
1988 Patricia Morison, ‘Abstract with Feeling’, Daily Telegraph
1988 Brian Sewell, ‘A Talent to Confuse’, Evening Standard
1985 Patricia Morison, ‘BR Wants to be Beautiful’, The Financial Times
1985 Brian Sewell, ‘Spectrum: How Tess Floored Victoria’, The Times, March
1984 Deanna Petherbridge, ‘Introduction’, Tess Jaray: Prints and Drawings 1964–84, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
1984 Robert Vousden, ‘Introduction’, Tess Jaray: Ten New Paintings, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
1984 Helena Drysdale, ‘Tess Jaray’, Artscribe, No. 46, May
1984 Lynne Cooke, ‘Tess Jaray’, Art Monthly, No. 76, May
1980 Malcolm Quantrille, ‘The Work of Tess Jaray: An Environment of Optical Perfection’, Adelaide Festival Guide, Adelaide Festival Centre Trust, Adelaide
1980 Ian Simpson, ‘Tess Jaray: In Pursuit of Perfection’, The Artist
1979 Griselda Pollock, ‘Feminism, Femininity and the Hayward Annual Exhibition 1978’, Feminist Review, No. 2
1978 Sarah Kent, ‘Introduction’, Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London
1978 Adrian Searle, ‘Thermodynamics: Thoughts on Four Artists at the Hayward Annual’, Artscribe, No. 13, August
1973 Robert Kudielka, ‘Introduction’, Tess Jaray, Marc Vaux: Recent Paintings, Whitechapel Gallery, London
1969 Robert Kudielka, ‘Tess Jaray: New Paintings’, Art International, Summer
1969 Alan Bowness, ‘Tess Jaray’s New Work’, Studio International, June
1967 John Russell, ‘London: The Simplifiers’, Art in America, Volume 55, September–October
1967 Gene Baro, ‘Tess Jaray’s Mural for Expo 67’, Studio International, March
1963 Jasia Reichardt, ‘Introduction’, Tess Jaray, Grabowski Gallery, London Norbert Lynton, ‘London Letter’, Art International, October

 

SELECTED ANTHOLOGIES

2012 Marius Granger, ‘Tess Jaray’, Layers: John Moores Painting Prize Retrospective, Seongnam Cultural Foundation, Seongnam
2005 Kim Williams and Judith Flagg Moran, ‘Urban Spaces and Pavements, the Work of the Cosmati, Carlo Scarpa and Tess Jaray’, Michele Emmer (ed), Mathematics and Culture, Springer, New York
1998 Mel Gooding and Vivien Lovell, Public Art Space, Merrell Holberton Publishers Ltd, London
1992 Richard Cork, Architect’s Choice: in Architecture in Great Britain Since 1945, Thames & Hudson, London
1991 Percent for Art: A Review, Arts Council of Great Britain, London 1987 Deanna Petherbridge, Art for Architecture: A Handbook for Commissioning, HMSO, London
1970 Edward Lucie-Smith and Patricia White, Art in Britain 1969–70, J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd, London
1969 Edward Lucie-Smith, Movements in Art Since 1945, Thames & Hudson, London
1969 C.H. Waddington, Behind Appearance, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

 

SELECTED WRITINGS BY THE ARTIST

2013 Foreword’, The Edge of Painting, The Piper Gallery, London ‘Introduction’, Patrick George, Browse & Darby, London
2012 ‘Introduction’, Summer Exhibition Illustrated 2012, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2011 ‘Quiet Revelation: The Drawings of Watteau’, RA Magazine, No. 110, Spring
2010 Painting: Mysteries and Confessions, Lenz Books and RA Publications, London
2010 ’Introduction’, Neal Jones: The Absurd is the New Sublime, L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, London 2009 Michael Sandle: Chiaroscuro, Time & Memory, Art Space Gallery, London
2009 ‘Introduction’, Timothy Hyman: The Man Inscribed with London, Austin/Desmond, London
2008 Contact, 79a Brick Lane, London
2008 The World in a Speck of Red Dust, The work of Onya McCausland, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester 2002 For Years Now: Poems by W.G Sebald with Images by Tess Jaray, Short Books, London
2002 ‘A Mystery and a Confession’, Irish Pages, Vol. 1, No. 2, Autumn–Winter
2001 ‘Introduction’, From the Rings of Saturn and Vertigo, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
1997 ‘The Expressive Power of Brickwork’, Brick Bulletin, Autumn
1992 ‘My Kind of Town’, Architecture Today, No. 32, October
1990 ‘Art in the Public Domain’, Context and Collaboration, PACA, London