Ray King

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 I’ve been a professional artist for nearly 40 years with more than three decades experience in public art. My medium is light; my art reflects my interest in geometry, technology, light and color to create luminous sculptures to animate the environment and interact with the public.

 My art is site-specific, inspired by the surrounding space to create a unique sense of place. The shapes in my work are inspired by nature and have a primitive, yet futuristic, quality. I am interested in creating wondrous and welcoming works of art that appeal to all ages, to enhance public spaces, to make the mundane magical and serve as a beacon and a visual metaphor for enlightenment. 


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2017   Untitled, Residential Complex, Oakland, CA

     Odessa Spire, City Gateway, Odessa, TX

2016   BioWaves, Rutgers University Pharmacy School, Piscataway, NJ

     Nakoma Lens, Nakoma Sky, Oro Valley, AZ

2015   Aurora Lens, Aurora Residences, Tampa, FL

     Crystal Wave, Medical Center, Houston, TX

     PhiLux, SEPTA Station, Philadelphia, PA

     Celestial Spheres, Coral Springs, FL

2014   River Spirit, University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

     Horizon, VA Hospital, Palo Alto, CA

2013   Point of View, Ministry of Culture, Taipei, Taiwan

     Schuylkill Beacon, Private Commission, Conshohocken, PA

     Abacus, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2012   Tech/Rec Beacon, Regional Tech/Rec Complex, Ft Washington, MD

     Flying Carpet, Private Commission, Taipei, Taiwan

Connections, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY

Chiral Ring, New Science Building, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

Sun Sails & Wave, Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ

Light Waves, Union Depot, St. Paul, MN

2011   Split Spiral, USTAR Innovation Center, Univ of Utah, North Logan, UT

      Flying Wave, NeiHu Office Building, Taipei, Taiwan

2010   Peace Bird, Eastside Human Services, Denver, CO

      SolarSonic, Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei, Taiwan

      AquaVita, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

      Rolling Wave, Penn State University, Reading, PA

      Washington Square Lens, Washington Square, Washington, DC

      North/South/East/West, Dulles Int’l Airport, Washington, DC

2009   Solar Disc, Metro Services Center, Albuquerque, NM

Frisco Light Wave, StarCenter, Frisco, TX

Untitled, Channelside Garage, Tampa, FL

Dancing Feathers, Luzhou Station, Taipei, Taiwan

AquA,  The Plaza Building, Boise, ID

Sky, All Childrens Hospital, St. Petersburg. FL

2008         Solar Sails, Tysons 123 Station, Dulles Corridor Metro, Washington, DC

Suspension of Light,  Physical Sciences Building, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Hello David, Private Commission, Philadelphia, PA

2007         East-West Beacon, 1200 East-West Highway, Silver Springs, MD

Root, College of Humanities, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

GenomoChroma,  State Unified Laboratory, Salt lake City, UT

2006     Wings, Weill Greenberg Center, Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell University, New York, NY

M-Lens, M Street Office Complex, Washington, DC

Eyemoeba, City Community College, Salt Lake City, UT

2005   Spheroid, 610 Clematis, West Palm Beach, FL

      Rivulet: Fountain of Light, Boston Scientific, Minneapolis, MN

       Lluvia, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

       SunStream, Lincoln Ave Station, Denver, CO 

Landscape of Light, Recreational Center, Plano, TX

2004   TimeSpace, Chunghwa National Telecommunications Bldg, Taipei, Taiwan

      Flame, Regent Office Complex, Arlington, VA

      Eddies of Light, Chapel Hill Aquatic Center, Chapel Hill, NC

2003   Utah Cascade, Health Sciences Education Bldg, Salt Lake City, UT

      Chroma Wall, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

      Sun Wall, Florida International University, Miami, FL

      Northern Cascade, Brookdale Library, Minneapolis, MN

      SkyWalk, Northwest Recreation Center, St. Petersburg, FL

      Sphere Almaden Community Center and Library, San Jose, CA

2002   Owens’ Rings, Owens Performing Arts Center, Toledo, OH 

     ArtWalk, 9th Street Tower, Hoboken NJTransit Train Station, Hoboken, NJ

Eye, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

      LumaWave, Montgomery County Conference Center, Rockville, MD

2001   Quantum, Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ

      Jazz Walk, Montclair Train Station, Montclair, NJ

      Northern Lens, Chugiak High School, Anchorage, AK

      LumaCloud, Sarasota City Hall, Sarasota, FL

      Double Helix & The Pod, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ

      Largo Lens, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC

2000   Vertus, University of Wisconsin, Pharmacy Building, Madison, WI

      ChromOculus, Third Millennium Award, Gruppo Terra Morretti, Brescia, Italy

      Prismatic Pyramids, Performing Arts Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

1999   Aurora, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

      Synapse, The Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

1998   Light Cascade, AIG Regional Headquarters, 1700 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

1997   Neon Light Drawings, Three Light Rail (Hudson-Bergen) NJ TRANSIT stations in NJ

      Light River, Student Health Center,  Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1996   Elliptic Lens, Center for Research in Electro Optics and Lasers Bldg, Univ of Fla, Orlando, FL

      Double Helical Projections, Jacobson Athletic Complex, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

      Sky Garden, Davee Library, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls. WI

1995   Bristol Beacon, Market Street Wharf, Bristol, PA

1994   Light Wave, Library Reading Room, Rowan College, Glassboro, NJ

     Philadelphia Beacons (four), Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

     Vitrine, Aronson and Fogler, Philadelphia, PA.

1993   Seven Lamps Of Learning and Prism Light  Net, Austin Comm College, Austin, MN

    Copper Walls, Sconces, Glass Reception Desk, The Elizabeth Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA

1991   Les Trois Vitrines, Caviar Assouline, 505 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

1990   Atlantis, One Ninety One Peachtree Tower, Atlanta, GA

    Urn for Galileo, Miller, Anderson & Sherrerd, Conshohockon, PA

    Glass Sconces, Oregon Department of Transportation, Salem, OR

1989   Cosmos, The Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

     Edge-Lit Carved Glass Panels and Metal Grilles, 1133 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C.

1988   Aurora Ensemble, The Cosmopolitan, Philadelphia, PA

     Lobby and Restaurant (Americas), Allentown Hotel and Conference Center, Allentown, PA

1987   Saturn Lights and Radio City Sconces, The Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY

     Carved Glass Walls, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA

           Frieze, Ronald and Anne Abramson, Washington, DC

1986   Reflective Triangle, ARA Services, Philadelphia, PA

Two Large Conical Chandeliers, Stained Glass and Lighting, Train Station., Jenkintown, PA

1985   Fifteen Ghost Shields for Atrium, Landmarks Concourse IV Building, Atlanta, GA

       Eleven Stained Glass Windows, Student Housing, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK                    Prism/Sunlight Projection Formation, Connecticut Dept of Transportation, Wethersfield, CT

1984   Light Sails, Orlando International Airport, Orlando, FL

           Zona, 1608 Walnut Street Building, Philadelphia, PA

1983   Nova, Washington Square Building, Washington, DC

           Solar Wing, United States Courthouse and Federal Building, San Jose, CA

1982   Stained Glass Wall, Student-Faculty Activities Center, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1981   Carved Glass Wall, Michael’s of Broadway, New York, NY

    Stained Glass, Old Pine Community Center, Philadelphia, PA

1978   Luminous Aluminum and Glass Sculptures, One Jericho Plaza, Jericho, NY



 Kalos Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan “The Geometry of Light”


Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO Without Boundaries: Transformations in American Craft


Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Northern Liberties: A Transformation”

Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan Ray King: Adventures in Light and Color

Geoffrey Museum, London, England

The Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, England

Galleria Grazia Neri, Milan, Italy

Vetri International Glass Gallery, Seattle, WA

Gallery of Design, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Beyond Bricks and Mortar.

Museo Diocesano, Brescia, Italy

Angelicum, Milan, Italy

Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Glass Art Gallery, London, England

Electrum Gallery, London, England

Galeria Magari, Barcelona, Spain

Boutique at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France

*Brunnier Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA

Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

The Gallery of American Craft, Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ

Galleria, St. Petersburg, FL

Lane Gallery, San Diego, CA

National Museum of Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA. Contemporary Artifacts.

Entree Libre Gallery, New York, NY

National Museum of Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA. Contemporary Philadelphia Artists.

Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia. Art for Everyday.

Washington Square, Washington, DC Six Sculptors

Commerce Square, Philadelphia. Divided We Stand.

Ontario Craft Council, Toronto, Canada. The Burleighfield Experience.

 * One person show





2011   Kaman Art Foundation Artist Residency, Rajasthan, India

2003   Bombay Sapphire Foundation, London, England

2000   Third Millennium Sculpture Award, Brescia, Italy

      DuPont Benedictus Award, Innovative Use of Laminated Glass

1988   Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Edwin F. Guth Award, Lighting  Design

1987    Philadelphia Craft Show, First Prize

1986   Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Arts, Artist’s Fellowship

1984   National Endowment for the Arts, Artist’s Fellowship

1984   Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts, Craft Fellowship Selection Panel

1982   National Endowment for the Arts, Emerging Artist’s Fellowship

1981-88   Member of the Board of Directors, New York Experimental Glass Workshop

1979   Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, Artist’s Fellowship

 1975   Louis C. Tiffany Foundation Fellowship




   Thermalbader & Grand Hotel, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

   Du Pont de Nemours E. I. & Company, Wilmington, DE

   Best Products, Richmond, VA

   Chasco Company, Jericho, NY

   Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

   Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

   National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

   Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA




Architectural Lighting, Lighting Dimensions, Progressive Architecture, Sculpture, Neues Glas, Licht und Glas, Realites, Vogue, Metropolis, New Work, New York Times, British Crafts, American Craft, Glass, Stained Glass, Studio, International, Time , Newsweek, Esquire, Metropolitan Home, Public Art Review, Washington Post etc.




 The Technique of Stained Glass, by Patrick Reyntiens, 1977

  Ornamentalism, by Robert Jensen and Patricia Conway, 1982

  Art for Everyday, by Patricia Conway, 1990

  Contemporary Crafts for the Home, by Bill Krause, 1990

  The Beauty of Stained Glass, by Patrick Reyntiens, 1991

  The Best of Neon, by Vilma Barr, 1992

  20th Century Stained Glass: A New Definition, by Robert Kehlman and Kyoto Shoin, 1992

  Public Art in Philadelphia, by Penny Balkin Bach, 1992

  Artisans: Glass, by Jera May Morton, 1999

  Glass Art from Urban Glass; by Richard Yelle, 2000

 Public Art: A World’s Art View, International Creators’ Organization 2008

  Masters of Craft: Portraits by Paul J. Smith, Schiffer Publishing, 2015

  EYEBook, by Jenn Lynn, Damiani, 2015




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