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 has had solo exhibitions at 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. His work is included in the public collections at 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



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