The Sault Ste Marie Museum is excited to announce that we have received our second Ontario Arts Council Grant - Artists and Presenters! This funding has allowed us to expand our Artist in Residency Program for another year!
Join Ray Fox in a Drawing Workshop November 26th, from 1-3PM. All materials are provided. Just register below! (only 10 spots) Ray will lead us through a drawing workshop incorporating storytelling, sustainable/ harvestable materials, and foundation work of life/ still life drawing.
Ray's exhibition BAAWITIGONG is open till the end of February!
Come by the Sault Museum (690 Queen St. E.) and experience Rays fabulous work first hand.
Northern Ontario based Anishinaabe Two-Spirit Visual Artist, Ray Fox, works with a variety of themes in his practice such as memory, cultural and geographic identity, relationship to land, animals, and plant life. He started drawing as a child, raised within a family of many other Manitoulin Island-based Visual Artists. He graduated from the BealART program in London, Ontario. He then went on to study Drawing and Painting at OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario. He has been mainly producing work with graphite and charcoal drawings. Currently, Ray serves on the Board of Directors for 180 Projects Gallery in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and he is also the Artist in Residence at the Ontario Native Welfare Administrators Association.
Education: (2001-2003) Applied Art Program, Sudbury Secondary School, Sudbury, Ontario (2004-2006) Studio Art Foundations, BealART, H.B. Beal Secondary School, London, Ontario. ( 2006) Intensive Pottery Course with Caroline Seabrook in Carl Beam’s Studio, M’Chigeeng, Ontario. (2011-2012) Drawing and Painting, Fine Art Program, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario. (2019) Printmaking 2, Fine Art Program, Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
Exhibitions: 2002 – Student Exhibition, Sudbury Secondary School, Sudbury, Ontario. 2002 – Emergence Exhibition, Sudbury Art Gallery, Sudbury, Ontario. 2002 – Manitoulin Art Tour, Wikwemikong, Ontario. 2003 – Manitoulin Art Tour, Wikwemikong, Ontario. 2004 – Manitoulin Art Tour, Wikwemikong, Ontario. 2005 – BealART Student Exhibition, H.B. Beal Secondary School, London, Ontario. 2005 – Manitoulin Art Tour, Wikwemikong, Ontario. 2006 – Group Exhibition, South Bay Gallery, South Bay Mouth, Ontario. 2006 – Manitoulin Art Tour, Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, M’Chigeeng, Ontario. 2007 – Artastic Fusion Student Exhibition, Manitoulin Secondary School, M’Chigeeng, Ontario. 2007 – Blowing Northwinds Exhibition, Debajehmujig Theatre Group, Manitowaning, Ontario. 2007 – New Works Exhibition, Route…Fifty, Mindemoya, Ontario. 2010 – Surfaces and Textures Exhibition, The Remarkable Bean, Toronto, Ontario. 2017 – New Works, Café Natura, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario 2017 – From the Earth Exhibition, Dawaa Dazhii Gallery, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario 2018 – Drawings by Ray Fox, LopLops Lounge and Gallery, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. 2018 – Sylvan Circle Art Tour, Desbarats, Ontario. 2018 – Drawings by Ray Fox, K. B. Reynolds Mastin Gallery, Debajehmujig Creation Centre, Manitowaning, Ontario. 2019 – Mixed Media: The Soiree, Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. 2019 – Gathering at the Rapids Pow Wow, Algoma University, Sault. Ste. Marie, Ontario. 2019 – Indigenous Art Show and Sale, 59th Annual Wikwemikong Cultural Festival, Wikwemikong, Ontario. 2019 – Summer Art Show & Sale, Timber Village Museum, Blind River, Ontario. 2019 – Sylvan Circle Art Tour, Desbarats, Ontario. 2020 – “Enje’ Baa’yaang Do’Makwendaan(Collection of Memories; Where I’m from)” Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, M’Chigeeng, Ontario. 2020 - Six Foot Festival, Debajehmujig Storytellers, Manitowaning, Ontario.