Ray Kass

Artist & Founder — Mt Lake Workshop



Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA, Centrifugal Forces (Oct 2012)

Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA (Jan 13 – Feb 25, 2012)


Beverly Street Studio School, Turn: Paintings Since 2004, Staunton, VA (Aug 12 – Sept 18)


Staniar Gallery, Since Painting In The South, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA (Oct 4 - Nov 11)

ir77 Contemporary Art, 72 Madison Ave., NYC (Feb. 16 – April 30, 2010)


Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian Sate University, Boone NC, Trays and Tondos, and Recent Works, Main Gallery (Mar 6 – June 6, 2009)


Olin Gallery, Roanoke College, Salem, VA


Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA (April 13 – May 31)

Baumgartner Gallery, 526 W. 25th St. NYC (Jan 13 – Feb 20)


ZONE, Chelsea Center for the Arts, 601 W. 26th St. NYC (Oct 12 – Nov 14, 2005)

Burroughs Chapin Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC (April 20 – May 29)


Emory & Henry, University Gallery, Emory, VA (April 24 – July 7)


Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA (Nov 7, 2003 – Jan 3, 2004)

Montgomery Museum, Christiansburg, VA, New Silk (Sept – Oct)


A.V.C. Contemporary Arts, 41 E. 57th St. NYC (Oct 16 – Nov 16)

Jordan House Center for Creative Arts, Lexington, VA (Sept 14 – Oct 27, 2001)

Japan Art Forum (JARFO), Kyoto (May – June, 2001)

Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA (Dec 8 – Jan 27, 2001)


Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA (March – April)


Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA, (May)


650 Madison Avenue Exhibition Program, organized by Randolph & Tate, NYC (June – Oct. 1, 1998)

Awa No Sato Cultural Pavilion, Tokushima, Shikoku, Japan (Feb – March 15, 1998)


Horino Memorial Museum, Kyoto, Japan (Dec 1997) “Art In Machiya: 1997”


Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (April - Aug.) ACCOUNTS, (An ongoing series of honorary exhibitions by artists who have made a significant contribution to Southern cultural). New works in oil and watercolor and beeswax, accompanied by an illustrated brochure and critical essay entitled “Drawing in Place” by Susan Lubowsky-Talbott, Winston-Salem, NC

Reynolds Gallery, 1514 W. Main St., Richmond, VA (March 22 – April 20)


Franz Bader Gallery, 1500 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. (April 1995)

Reynolds Gallery, 1514 W. Main St., Richmond, VA (Jan – Feb, 1995)


Franz Bader Gallery, 1500 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. (March 23 – April 10)

Hanes Fine Art Center, The Glass Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (Oct 1 – Oct 24)

Art Museum of Western Virginia, "Images of The Winged Earth", A Retrospective, Roanoke, VA (Sept – Dec)


Seven Paintings at Shelby, Lexington Avenue, between 74th and 75th, New York, NY, Organized by Schmidt-Bingham Gallery, 41 West 57th St. New York, NY


Reynolds Gallery, 1514 W Main St., Richmond, VA


Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA


Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA


Boston College, Brookline, MA

1988, 84, 79

Osuna Gallery, Washington, D.C.


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA (May – June)

1986, 81, 77, 75, 72

Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY


Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC (May)


Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA



Membra Disjecta for John Cage: Wanting To Say Something About John, MQ (Museum Quarier) in coorperation with TONSPUR, Vienna, Austria (Feb 17 – May 6, 2012). Traveling to: DOX Centre For Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic (May 25 – Aug 28, 2012), and GVUO OSTRAVA (The Gallery of Contemporary Arts in Ostrava, Czech Republic (Oct 2 – Nov 25, 2012) (http://johncage.tonspur.at/?page_id=92)

Leoš Janáček Memorial, Brno, Czech Republic, Scores of Chance and Rhythms of Silence, Curated by Jozef Cseres (March 10 – March 25, 2012) (http://www.mhf-brno.cz/expozice-nove-hudby-2012/en/program/)

Land Not Lost: Contemporary Views of the Virginia Landscape, Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University (March 12 – March 23) (http://news.blogs.wlu.edu/2012/02/28/virginia-landscape-subject-of-staniar-gallery-exhibit/)

2011, 10, 09

International Tsai Mo Annual Invitational Exhibition, Taiwan


Chi-Yun, Breath Resonance in Contemporary Art: Museum Studies Seminar Exhibition, Lora Robins Gallery, Univ. of Richmond, Richmond, VA (April 2 – July 12, 2009) (Ann Tarantion + Kate McGraw, Deborah Ellis, Heide Trepanier, Ray Kass, Ron Johnson)


“Fluid Fields” – Watercolors –The Painting Center, 52 Greene St. NYC, curated by Susan Shatter (Feb 27 – Mar 1, 2007)

"American Watercolor Masters", Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA (July – Aug, 2007)

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wood”, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA (Jan 5, 2007 – Feb 18, 2007)


“Smoked”: John Cage, Stephen Addiss & Ray Kass, Univ. of Richmond Museums, Lora Robbins Gallery (Sept 14 – Dec 17, 2006)

CONSTRUCTS, Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA (July 28 – Sept 2)


“Mixed Bag” - Group Exhibition, ZONE: Chelsea Center for the Arts, 601 W. 26th St., NYC (December 1 – 17, 2005)

Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA, “WATERFLOW” (July 15 – Aug)

ZC Collections, ZONE: Chelsea Center for the Arts, 601 W. 26th St. NYC (April 5 – 15, 2005)

Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV – one 30 foot-long painting “Broad Channel”


DFN Gallery, Franklin St., NYC “Watercolor” (April – June)


Wabi-Sabi In The West”, A.V.C. Contemporary Arts Gallery, NYC

Curatorʼs Choice, selected by Tosha Grantham, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Wash. D.C. (Jan 2002)

“EAST-WEST”: John Cage, Jiro Okura and Ray Kass, Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville, NY

"WATERCOLOR", New York Studio School, 8 W. 8th St. NYC, curated by David Cohen and Susan Shatter (Oct 15 – Nov 16)


Burn: Artists Play With Fire. Including Bill Viola, Chris Burden, Yves Klein, John Cage, Willi Cole, Ana Mendieta and others, Curated by Neil Watson, Norton Museum of Art, W. Palm Beach, FL 3/31- 6/3/.(traveling exhibition with catalogue) also: Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC

Music In My Soul (John Cage, Nick Cave, Sam Gilliam, Mike Henderson, Dennis Oppenheim, Miriam Shapiro, William T. Wiley, curated by Gayle Paul, Courthouse Galleries, Portsmouth Museums, Portsmouth, VA (April 19 – July 1, 2001)


“Water” :Four Artists: John Cage, Gordon Cook, Idele Weber and Ray Kass, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, 41 E. 57th St. NYC (June 7 – August 14)

Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, 200 Years of Virginia Landscape”, (catalogue), (July – Dec 2000), travels to Art Museum of Western Virginia , Roanoke, VA (March 2001)


Reynolds Gallery, Gallery artists exhibition for the annual meeting of SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference in Richmond) (Oct – Nov 1998)

1997, 96

Uncommon Ground: 10 Artists in Virginia, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA (color catalogue) and essay by Julia Boyd, Traveling exhibition (March 2 - May 12)


Re-Picturing Abstraction - 21 Artists - Sponsored by simultaneous exhibits in The Virginia Museum, Anderson Gallery of VCU, 1708 and Marsh Gallery of University of Richmond (color catalogue) essays by Arthur Danto, Chris Gregson and others

From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands, William King Regional Art Center, Abingdon, VA (May 20 – July 16, 1995)

Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Gallery Artist's Group Show

Mountain Lake Workshop Exhibition (John Cage, Ray Kass and Jiro Okura), Muscarelle Museum, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (April 3 – May 16)

Philadelphia Museum of Art, “Drawing Sounds: in Honor of John Cage”, curated by William Anastasi


Arts Du Monde, Spring St., NYC, “Watercolors” Peter Ydeen, Keith Crown & Ray Kass, brochure with critical essay by Dr. Howard Risatti

Schmidt Bingham Galley, NYC, New York,For the Preservation of Nature, A traveling exhibition benefiting the Nature Conservancy, (May – July)

Mixed-Use District, P.S.I. and The Clocktower Gallery, New York, NY (Sept – Nov, 1992)

"Monumental Space Variations", curated by Donald B. Kuspit, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY (Sept 9 – Jan 9)


Painting in the South, 1680-1980, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a survey of 300 years of painting related to a southern context; a major catalogue and text accompanied this traveling exhibition

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