Anne Bray has been working at the intersection of public space and media art as a hybrid artist and director of the nonprofit media arts organization, Freewaves. She exhibits that work in formats that publics, often unaware of contemporary art, can comprehend without the work losing its integrity. In her art, like in her career, she contrasts different points of view side by side. Questions are often the format.
Her artistic process expanded in 1989 when with representatives of other art groups, she co-founded Freewaves, a grassroots yet global arts organization dedicated to collecting and connecting innovative and culturally relevant independent new media from around the world. Eleven biennial festivals presenting more than 3000 artists with the partnership of 125 curators and 100+ organizations have been held at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art, Getty Center, Hammer Museum, on Hollywood and Chinatown streets, and have been supported by National Endowment for the Arts, MacArthur, Rockefeller, and Warhol Foundations. Freewaves’ 21st anniversary was celebrated at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in June, 2010 with an exhibition and a launch of a book, DVD and new web archive. A phone app of 15 shorts and curatorial quips called OUT THE WINDOW UNCENSORED is launching in 2012.
Video projection is her chosen medium. Her work spectacularizes still unresolved conflicts about women, art and nature. She exhibits installation/performances of video, audio, flat and 3-d screens at traditional and nontraditional venues including museums, galleries, gas stations, malls, movie theaters, and department stores, as well as on TV and billboards.
Please also see Freewaves: A series of discussions about Socially Engaged Art in L.A., Fall 2012