Fred Cray was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1957. After graduating from Middlebury College (B.A.) and Yale University School of Art (M.F.A. Painting,) Cray moved to Brooklyn, New York, where he continues to reside.

Cray’s solo exhibitions include Middlebury College, The Hotchkiss School, University of Colorado, Boulder, and his work has been included in exhibitions at White Columns, NY; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; International Center of Photography, NY. Public collections include The Museum of the City of New York; Middlebury College of Art; Smith College Museum of Art; Brooklyn Museum of Art; and others.



Fred Cray

(B. 1957- Lives Brooklyn, NY)




Yale Graduate School of Painting

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 1979

Middlebury College, BA. 1979

Yale Summer School of Music and Art 1978

Solo Exhibitions

2014   Janet Borden Inc., NY

2010   The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Ct.

2009   Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, In.

2008   Janet Borden Inc., NY

2006   Schneider Gallery, Chicago

2003   Janet Borden Inc., NY

2003   Schneider Gallery, Chicago

2001   Schneider Gallery, Chicago

2001   Richard Anderson Gallery, NY

2000   Richard Anderson Gallery, NY

2000   The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Ct.

2000   Janet Borden Inc., NY

1996   Pittsburg Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, Pa.

1996   Middlebury College Library, Middlebury, Vt.

1994   The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Ct.

1992   The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Ct.

1991   BACA Downtown, Brooklyn, NY

1991   Level 3 Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.

1990   University of Colorado, Boulder

1987   Real Art Ways, Hartford, Ct.

1985   Emporia Arts Council, Kansas

1983   The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Ct.

1982   Middlebury College, Johnson Gallery, Vt.

1978   The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Ct.


Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2015   NY Public Library (Public Eye)

2012   Cleveland Museum (DIY). Cleveland

2012   George Eastman House (Wm. Hunt Collection) Rochester

2011   Phyllis Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, Oh

2009   New Orleans Museum of Art (Art of Caring), La

2007   Foam, Amsterdam

2005   Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY

2004   Jack The Pelican Presents, NY

2003   International Center for Photography, NY

2003   Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY

2001   Brooklyn Museum (New Acquisitions)  2001

2K-     Janet Borden Inc.,

2016   Various Group Shows, NY

2000   Middlebury College, Vt

2000   Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

1999   White Columns, NY

1998   Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

1998   Open Space Gallery, Allentown, Pa

1998   Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pa

1998   Janet Borden Inc., NY

1993   Montage 93, Rochester, NY

1992   White Columns, NY

1992   Photogroup Fakt, Prague, Czechoslovakia

1991   Adalbert Stifter, Munich, Germany

1990   BACA Downtown, Brooklyn

1990   Alexandria Museum, Louisiana

1990   California Museum of Photography, Riverside, Ca.

1989   Center for Creative Photography, Az.

1989 California Museum of Photography, Ca.

1988   Society of Photographic Education, Boston, Ma.

1988   California Museum of Photography, Ca.

1988   Vision Gallery, London

1986   Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY

1986   Nolo Contendere, NY

1986   Simon Cerigo, NY

1986   Vox Populi, NY



Selected Collections:

Brooklyn Museum

California Museum of Photography

Center for Photography, Bombay

Center for Photography, Woodstock

Cleveland Clinic

George Eastman House, Rochester

Wm. Hunt (Dancing Bear)

Sir Elton John


Middlebury College Museum of Art

Museum of the City of New York

New Orleans Museum of Art

New York Public Library

Pfizer Collection

The Polaroid Collection

Saks Fifth Avenue





Peter S. Reed Foundation, 2004

Guggenheim , 2003-4

Pollock-Krasner, 2003




Selected Publications:

The Art of Caring, New Orleans Museum, 2009

The Unseen Eye, Aperture and Thames and Hudson

Various Auction, Exhibition, and Museum Catalogs




Changing the Guard


Cray Cray










Unique Photographs