Solo Exhibitions and Installations:

2008      I Spy: People In Motion, Black and White Gallery, New York, NY

2007      boy on a Skateboard1 (video installation), Sensorium, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY

2006      humanLocomotion_la (video installation), Fringe Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

2005      climbing wall (video installation), Photo San Francisco 2005, San Francisco, CA

2003      high voltage (video installation), Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NY, NY

               strobe (video installation), OH+T, Boston, MA

2002      x-rated (video installation), iM n iL Gallery, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

2001      Lights, Camera, Action, (video installation), Feedback:  Electronic Arts, 8th Biennial Symposium,              

                   Sue Joyce, curator, Conneticut College Center for Arts and Technology, CT

1999      Flowered, (video installation), the Kitchen, New York, NY

1998      rapp ray rapp, (one person exhibition) Ben Sahn Gallery, William Patterson Univ, Wayne, NJ

1997      rayrapprayrapp, (one person exhibition), TZ'Art & Co, NY, NY

1996      Saints, (one person exhibition), TZ'Art & Co, NY, NY

1995      Hybrid Nights No. 3, (video installation), The Kitchen, NY, NY

Jealousy, (video installation) Dowling College, curated by Islip Museum, Islip, NY

1994      stepping down, (video installation), Art Awareness, Lexington, NY

1993      Zoo Extracts, (video installation), Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY

1992      1 + N = 1, (video installation), 148 Duane Street, NY, NY

1990      The Expressionist Surface: Contemporary Art in Plaster, (video installation), Queens Museum

Enclosure, The Rotunda Gallery, (video installation), Brooklyn, NY

1989      Verticality, (one person exhibition), Nancy Bratton Gallery, NY, NY

1988      Six Views: Installations, City Gallery, Department of Cultural Affairs, (installation), NY

1987      Constructions and Drawings, (one person exhibition), 55 Mercer, NY, NY



2013        Silhouette, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY, NY

                 100 Works on Paper, Kentler International Drawing Space, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

                 SideshowNation, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2011        30 A Brooklyn Salon, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                 In Bloom, curated by Karen Shaw, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY

  Psychedelic:  Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s, curated by David S. Rubin,

                              Jepson Center, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA

  It’s All Good, Apocalypse Now, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

2010      Psychedelic:  Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s, curated by David S. Rubin,

Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

                 Psychedelic:  Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s, curated by David S. Rubin, San Antonio

Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

                Kuf-Mold Istanbul, Kare Sanat Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

                Art Papers 11th Annual Art Auction, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia

                 It’s a Wonderful 10th, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

2009        Kuf-Mold, A-Locatie, Rotterdam, Netherlands

                 I am video, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA

                 HAZ, Dekorasyon Merkezi, Istanbul, Turkey

2008        It’s Not Easy, Exit Underground, Exit Art, NY, NY

                Trans-Mold, Jan Colle Gallery, Gent, Belgium        

 Antiphony, OH+T Ballery, Boston, MA

               Projections on Lake, Pasadena Public Art Program, Pasadena, CA

                PULSE NY 2008, Carl Hammer Gallery, NY, NY

 Peace, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

2007      Mystery, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY

               Kuf-Mold, Gallery in the Old Bedesten, Istanbul, Turkey

 Art Chicago 2007, Carl Hammer Gallery, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

 Punch Bowl, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

               line & surface, Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY

               War is Over “Again”, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

2006      Photo Miami 2006, Fringe exhibitions, Miami, FL

Hi Res/Lo Res, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Los Angeles, CA

Art Chicago 2006, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL

14 Townhouses, Francis Greenburger Collections, Elisabeth Akkerman, Curator, Brooklyn, NY

All About Women, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL

               Uitgepakt in Zwolle, Museum de Fundatie, Paleis a/d Blijmarkt, Zwolle, Nederland

2005      Scope Miami, Carl Hammer Gallery, Townhouse Hotel, Miami, FL

Scope New York, representing Frederieke Taylor Gallery, Flatotel, 135 W. 52nd St, NY

              Deja Vu, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NY, NY

               Shoot, Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY

2004      Open House, the Brooklyn Museum, curators: C. Kotik and T. Mosaka, Brooklyn, NY

F/R/A/M/E analysis of movement, Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY

Subtle Nothings,  the Gershman Y, (curator, C. Harper), Philadlephia, PA

Merry Peace, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2003      A Tenth Anniversary Exhibiiton, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NY, NY

Visual Affect, video program curated by Fringe Exhibitions, RemoteLounge, New York, NY

               Hello Franklin, iM n iL Gallery, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

               2003 Benefit Raffle, Momenta, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

               Scent, curated by Dinaburg Arts,  New York, NY

2002      Annual Benefit, White Box, New York, NY

Reactions, Art Center College of Design, Pasedena, CA

2001      White Light, 1926 Exhibition Space, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Out of Hibernation, iM n iL Gallery, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

Emerald City, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

Horse Tails, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

White Light, University Galleries, Illinois State Univ, Barry Blinderman curator, Normal, IL

Humanoid, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY

2000      An Interactive Drawing Collage on the Theme of Place, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

CyberLab II, Ericsson CyberLab, Vanguard Visions, organized by Lauren Amazeen, NY, NY

1999      Fashioned, White Box, Philadelphia, PA

Phenotypology, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY

Keep Fit, Be Happy, De Chiara / Stewart, organized by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, New York, NY

Wildflowers, Katonah Museum of Art, organized by Susan Edwards, Katonah, NY

Skin Tight, The Work Space, NY, NY

Size Matters, Gale Gates, curated by Mike Weiss, Brooklyn, NY

Cremolata Flotage, Staten Island Ferry ‘A. Barbieri’, organized by Sue Spaid, NY

1998      Fashioned, White Box, organized by KOOH, NY, NY

Static, Eugene Binder Gallery, Long Island City , NY

Op at UP & Co, UP & Co, organized by Tom Moody, NY, NY

CyberLab, Ericsson CyberLab, Vanguard Visions, organized by Lauren Amazeen, NY, NY

1997      rayrapprayrapp, (one person exhibition), TZ'Art & Co, NY, NY

Affirm Identity, Kingsboro Community College Art Gallery, director Lily Wei, Brooklyn, NY

Concrete Signal 2, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Patterson Univ, R. Costa curator, Wayne, NJ

Sizzle, Jeffrey Coploff Gallery, New York, NY

1996      New York State Biennial, New York State Museum, curated by Ken Johnson, Albany, NY

Shopping: The Bake Sale, Deitch Projects, organized by Elaine Tin Nyo, NY, NY

Postmodern Techne, Art & Science Collaborations, 473 Broadway, NY, NY

R-town3, VISCIO studios, Brooklyn, NY

1995      Video Sculpture, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Series One: Video, HERE, NY, NY

Polyglot, Art Builders, Jersey City, NJ

Pages 17, 450 Broadway, New York, NY

Between This and That, Eighth Floor Gallery, NY, NY

Solid State, Morgan Industrial Complex, Pro Arts, Jersey City, NJ

Concept into Form, K & T Lionheart Ltd. Exhibition Space, Boston, MA

1994      (Of)f the Screen, (two person exhibition), TZ'Art & Co, NY, NY

Redefining the Pop Icon in the Nineties, Pamela Auchincloss, NY, NY

Random Access, Ramnarine Gallery, Long Island City, NY

The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Corcoran Gallery of Art,Washington

Phrenology: A Multimedia 'Electronic Magic Lantern' Show, Millenium, NY, NY

Defining Color , TZ'Art & Co, NY, NY

Cidade Imaginada, Forum of Visual Arts, Museum of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil

1993      Images du Futur '93, La Cite' des Art et Nouvelles Technologies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Xenographia - Nomadic Wall, installation organized by Grunert and Scrocca, Venice Biennale, Italy

The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Lumen Essence, #1 Main Street, organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Brooklyn, NY

Concrete Signal, Tribeca 148, organized by Robert Costa, NY, NY

Twisted State, 80 Washington St, organized by Primary Projects, NY, NY

Art Toys: Playful Art and Art You Can Play With, Madelyn Jordon Gallery, NY, NY

1992      Standing Water, P.S. 122, N.Y., N.Y.

Apartment Store, Exit Art/The First World, NY, NY

Constructed Sculpture in Wood, (works from collection), The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

The Pull of Kinetics, Newhouse Center, Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Art 150 x 150, Rosa Esman Gallery, Organization of Independent Artists (benefit), NY, NY

1991      Tweeking the Human, Minor Injury Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1990      An Obscure Object to Desire, Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, NY, NY

The Notion of Motion, Islip Art Museum (video installation), Islip, NY

1989      On the Cutting Edge, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, NY

1988      Three Artists, Nancy Bratton Gallery, NY, NY

1987      Petit format de papier, Cul-des-Sarts (Couvin), Belgique

Constructions, ASAGE Gallery, NY, NY

1986      Group Exhibition, Jim Diaz Gallery, NY, NY

Wall Works, Phenix City Gallery, NY, NY

1985      Working in Brooklyn: Sculpture, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Recent Acquisitions, Buscaglia-Castellani Gallery, Niagara University, NY

What a Relief, Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, Ill

On and Off the Wall, Pan Arts-Northside Arts and Industries, (installation), Brooklyn, NY




Workshops and Teaching Experience

2013 Visiting Artist, Art Omi, Omi, NY

2011 Art Forum Lecture Series, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

2009 Artists’ Lecture Series, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2002, 2003, 2007, 2008 - 11 Guest Speaker, Charlotte Kotik’ class, School of Visual Arts, NY

2004-06 Studio tour and presentation, St. Olafs College

2002 Guest Speaker, ASAP Summer Art Program, Bar Harbor, Maine

2001 Feedback: Perception and Interaction in Electronic Arts 8th Biennial Symposium, panel

Connecticut College Center for Arts and Technology, CT

1996 – 2001, Studio tour and presentation, St. Olafs College

1992 - 98 College of Mount Saint Vincent , adjunct professor, Introduction Studio Art/Art History

1997 College of Mount Saint Vincent, adjunct professor, Modern Art History

1995 Guest Lecturer, video-sculpture, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

1992 Guest Lecturer, sculpture, New York University, NY

1992 "Site Specific Installations", Artists Talk on Art, moderator: Janet Riker, Soho Photo, NY, NY

1990 "Working with Plaster", workshop, Queens Museum

1989 "On the Cutting Edge", panel discussion, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, NY

1985 Brooklyn Museum studio tour, (in conjunction with "Working in Brooklyn: Sculpture")

1981 T.A. San Francisco Art Institute, Photo Printmaking Techniques, Dick Graf, instructor


Grants and Awards

Kuf-Mold 2009 Rotterdam

ASAP Summer Art Program, Marion Stroud, Director, 2002

Vanguard Visions, Exhibition Honorarium 1998, 1999, 2000

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc. Grant 1995

Dowling College Exhibition Honorarium 1995

Art Awareness Residency and Exhibition Honorarium 1994

MacDowell Residency 1993

Cite des Arts et Des Nouvelles Technologies de Montreal Honorarium (equipment, travel expenses) 1993

Experimental Television Center Residency Program 1993

Experimental Television Center Finishing Funds Grant, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn 1990

Queens Museum Exhibition Honorarium 1990

55 Mercer Exhibition Grant (partially funded by NYSCA) 1989

Artists Space Artist's Grant 1990, 1989, 1987, 1986, 1984

Organization of Independent Artist's Grant 1990, 1989



The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

Experimental Television Center, Owego, NY

Musee du Petit Format, Cul-des-Sarts (Couvin), Belgique

Buscaglia-Castellani Art Gallery, Niagara University, NY

Center for Photography at Woodstock

American Medical Association

Library of Congress

Beth DeWoody

Ken Kuchin

Ronald Lauder

Michael Rush

Pieter Sanders

Stephen Cohen

PECO Energy Company

Radio Shack (commission)

L&L Holding Co (video commission)


Selected Bibliography


2010      Psychedelic:  Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s, (catalog), David S. Rubin

2009      “Ray Rapp”, Art Papers,  Jody Zellen, May 2009

2006      “Ray Rapp”, Artillery, Annie Buckley, September 2006

              “Ray Rapp”, Los Angeles Times, Holly Myers, July, 14, 2006

blockparty, (catalog), 14 Townhouses, Brooklyn. NY

2005      Shoot!, Art Review, New York Times, Helen Harrison, Oct 2, 2005

               “Print Preview”, Photography Quarterly #93, NY

               photo San Francisco 2005, catalog, installation booth for Frederieke Taylor Gallery, SF, CA

scopeNewYork 2005, catalog, featured artist Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY

2004      Open House, catalog, Brooklyn Museum exhibition

               “In Geometric Forms, Bending Nature at Will,  NY Times Westchester, D. D. Lombardi, 8/15/04

               “Much Ado”, Philadelphia Inquirer, Edward Sozanski, 6/11/2004

2003      Strobe shines light on photographer’s vision”, Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid, May 9, 2003

2001      “Humanoid”, NY Times, Ken Johnson, Dec 2001

Emerald City”, NY Times, Helen A. Harrison, Feb 25, 2001

“‘Oz’ as a Springboard for Perception and Deception”, Newsday, Lynda Hammes, March 2, 2001

“Fusion” NY ARTS Magazine, Vol 57, Elisabeth Condon


1999      “Keep Fit Be Happy”, Flash Art, Vol. XXXII, October 1999

“Skin Tight”, The New York Times, Johnson, Nov 26, 1999

“Fashioned”, The Philadelphia Enquirer, Edward Sozanski

“Keep Fit/Be Happy”, New York Contemporary Art Report, July - August 1999

“Flowers and Hands”, New York Times (Westchester), July 18, 1999

“Wildflowers”, exhibition catalog, essay by Susan Edwards, Katonah Museum of Art

New Media In Late Twentieth Century Art, Michael Rush, Thames and Hudson Ltd.

Phenotypology”, Hallwalls April 1999 Calendar, Maureen McQuillan

“Conjuring New Muses”, Art Papers, Michael Ward vonUchtrup, Jan/Feb 1999

“Nothing for Cowards”, contact, Ericsson , Lars-Goran Hedin

1998      “Static”, exhibition catalog, essay by Tom Moody, Eugene Binder gallery

“ray rapp”, exhibition catalog, William Patterson University

“Fashioned”, exhibition catalog, essay by Bill Arning

“Fashioned”, Review, Jennifer Dalton, 9/15/98

"Op 'til you drop", Time Out New York, Carol Kino, 6/25 - 7/2/98

"Op Art in the 90's", VERY, Tom Moody, 5/98

“Op at Up”, Review, J. Bowyer Bell, 6/15/98

"Concrete Signal", exhibition catalog, essay by Robert Costa, William Patterson University

1997      "Ray Rapp", Review, Steve Mumford, 12/15/97

"Ray Rapp", New York Times Art Guide, Ken Johnson, 12/19/97

"Ray Rapp", Village Voice Art Choices, Kim Levin, 12/13/97

"Affirm Identity", exhibition catalog, essay by Sue Scott, Kingsborough Community College

1996      "Art Reviews: Ray Rapp", Village Voice, Kim Levin, 1/3/96

"Ray Rapp", Cover, Robert Costa, 3/96

"New York State Biennial", Albany Times Union, Timothy Cahill, 2/25/96

1995      "Diverse Visions, Common Ground", New York Times, Vivien Raynor, 7/30/95

"Video Sculpture" (catalog) , Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem, NC

"Five artists at WFU weave video", Winston-Salem Journal, T. Patterson, 3/12

"Art as a Metaphor for Change", PECO Energy Collection Catalog, Sue Scott

1994      "Concrete Signal", COVER, A. Moore, 1/94

"Jeremy Adams, Ray Rapp", ARTnews, Susan Harris, 5/94

"90's Pop at Auchincloss", Art & Auction, Robert Knafo, 6/94

"Stepping Down'", Times Union, Albany, NY, William Jaeger 7/3/94

1993      "Zoo Extracts", New York Times (Long Island ed.), Helen Harrison, 8/8/93

"Images du Futur 1993" (catalog), Cite des Arts et des Nouvelles Technologies,  Montreal, Canada

"Whimsical New Yorkers Bring High Tech Art", The Gazette, Montreal, Canada, P. Delean, 5/14/93

"Twisted State' ,exhibition catalog (printing donated by Brooklyn Union), NY, NY

1990      "A Widely Varied Response to the Notion of Motion", NY Times, H. Harrison, 10/28/90

"Plaster as a Medium", New York Times, M. Brenson, 7/13/90

"The Brooklyn Awakening", Sculpture, Tsipi Ben-Haim, May 1990

"The Expressionist Surface: Contemporary Art in Plaster", (catalog), Queens Museum, Barbara

      Matilsky, curator

1989      Contemporary Art Print In the World, Intern’l Art Center of Kyoto, Japan, Misool Gongron Sa

"On the Cutting Edge", (catalog), Fine Arts Museum of Long Island

1988      "Barbasol on Oil Tank Car", New Art Examiner, 3/88

1987      "Petit format de papier", (catalog), Musee du Petit Format, Cul-des-Sarts (Couvin), Belgique

1986      "New Yorks moderna museer", Paletten, Eva Axelson-Kumlin, 1/86

"The Newest Left Bank", New York Magazine, Amy Vershup, 3/21/86

"I Just Dropped in to See What Condition My Condition Was In", Artscribe, Peter Plagens,

            Feb/Mar 86, no. 56

1985      "A Sculpture Revival All Around Town", New York Times, Michael Brenson, 11/1/85

"Working in Brooklyn: Sculpture", (catalog), Brooklyn Museum, Charlotta Kotik

1984      "The American Artist as Printmaker", The Print Collector's Newsletter, vol.14, no. 6, Jan/Feb

"New Paintings and Sculptures at BC", Long Island Univ, Brooklyn Campus. Birgit Gaida, 6/84

1983      "The American Artist as Printmaker", (catalog), Brooklyn Museum, Barry Walker

"Berkshire Art Assoc 1983 Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, (catalog), Berkshire Museum







B.A.          University of California, Los Angeles

                 University of California, Berkeley, (Philosophy)                      

B.A.          San Francisco State University, (Fine Arts)

M.F.A.     San Francisco Art Institute








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