Born in Gainesville, FL; lives in Brooklyn, NY


2012               New York Studio School, MFA
2009               Amherst College, BA
2008               Worcester College, Oxford


2015               Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY
2014               Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY
2013               Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY


Contemporary On-Site, Douglas Degges, Mariah Dekkenga, Ann Pibal, Eleanor Ray and Nancy Shaver, Curated by the Fuel and Lumber Company, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA
                       Talk to Me in Your Language, Lamart Offspace, Antwerp, Belgium
                       106 Green Presents: Somewhere (curated by Ridley Howard), Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA
                       For WLD: works from the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY
2016               Outside In, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY
                       Landscapes Into Art, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD 
                       Cold Summer (curated by Peter Shear), The Provincial, Kaleva, MI
                       106 Green Presents, Brennan & Griffin, New York, NY
                       Fred Reichman and Eleanor Ray, the Landing, Los Angeles
                       If Only Bella Abzug Were Here, Marc Straus, New York, NY
                       Beyond Amherst, Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
                       genius loci, Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2015               Feast of Planes (curated by John Lee), Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
                       The Thing Itself (curated by John Yau), The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ
                       Not in One Day, Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
                       Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
                       Improvised Showboat #5 (curated by Ashley Garrett and Brian Wood), New York, NY
                       Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
2014               Beyond the Pale (curated by Sam McKinniss), Interstate Projects, Brooklyn
                       City as Subject (curated by Xico Greenwald), Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
                       BRIC Biennial: Volume I, Downtown Edition, BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY
                       Cool and Dark, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL
                       Between Matter and Experience, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2013               On the Horizon (curated by Kellyann Monaghan), Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
                       Dooroomwindow, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY
                       Gathering Place (curated by Katherine Gressel and Jessica Wallen), No Longer Empty, New York, NY
                       Traces of Omnipresence (curated by Leslie Kerby), 308 at 156 Project Artspace, New York, NY
2012               A.I.R. Gallery's 10th Biennial (curated by Ingrid Schaffner), A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
                       MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York Studio School, New York, NY
                       Recent Paintings: Eleanor Ray and Jacob Stilley, New York Studio School, New York, NY


Jentel Foundation, Wyoming
              The Edward F. Albee Foundation, Montauk, NY
2015               NYFA Fellowship in Painting
                        Royal Drawing School Residency Fellowship, Dumfries House, Ayrshire, Scotland
                        Residency Fellowship, The BAU Institute at the Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France
                        Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters
2012               Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY
2010               Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


Noah Dillon, Review: Landscapes Into Art, Modern Painters, March 2017
John Yau, Why Give a Name to It?Hyperallergic, December 2016
Leah Ollman, Review: Painters Fred Reichman and Eleanor Ray, attuned to the humble beauty of the everyday, Los Angeles Times, May 2016
John Yau, Two Independent Spirits: Fred Reichman and Eleanor Ray, April 2016 (exhibition catalog)
Gwendolyn Zabicki, A Conversation with Eleanor Ray, FIGURE/GROUND, April 2016
John Yau, For the Love of Paint, Hyperallergic, December 2015
David Yezzi, Eleanor Ray at Steven Harvey, The New Criterion, December 2015
Xico Greenwald, Grand Tourists, The New York Sun, December 2015
David Cohen,  Artcritical Pick: Eleanor Ray at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, artcritical, November 2015
Nora Griffin, Eleanor Ray: Specific Spaces, November 2015 (exhibition catalog)
Feelings: Soft Art, Skira Rizzoli, New York, NY, November 2015
Ra Heeduk (나희덕), To Her. Yekyong Press, Seoul, 2015 (poetry book)
Sam McKinniss, Beyond the Pale, October 2014 (exhibition catalog)
Leslie Kerby, BRIC Biennial, Volume 1: Downtown Edition, September 2014 (exhibition catalog)
John Goodrich, The Power of Tiny Paintings, Hyperallergic, April 2014
Xico Greenwald, Serious Schooling, The New York Sun, March 2014
William Eckhardt Kohler, A Few Current Shows Part II, March 2014
Jerry Saltz, The 10 Best Art Shows of the Year, New York Magazine, December 2013
Jed Perl, Richard Diebenkorn and the Problems of Modern Painting, The New Republic, September 2013
Aubrey Levinthal, Sunday Pick: Eleanor Ray,, April 2013


Matt Phillips and Travis Fairclough at Ortega y Gasset Projects, exhibition catalog, January 2017
For WLD, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, January 2017
Stanley Lewis, NYSS exhibition catalog, October 2016
Mernet Larsen at James Cohan, Brooklyn Rail, March 2016
John Zurier at Peter Blum, Brooklyn Rail, March 2015
Temporary Equilibrium (on Morandi, Guston), This Recording, November 2013
Elena Sisto at Lori Bookstein, This Recording, May 2013
Image Makers, co-organized with Avital Burg, NOVELLA, New York, NY, 2014


Marywood University, Scranton, PA, 2016
Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 2013 and 2016
Mount Gretna School of Art, Mount Gretna, PA, 2015