Kelly McCray

Art Consultant, Art Barrage MFA, York University

About this speaker

Kelly McCray has exhibited and curated extensively over the past 30 years. One of his site-specific book tower installations, the Tower of Banned Books, was recently installed at the Toronto Reference Library and an earlier tower was installed for the Plumb Gallery’s Indexing Resistance exhibition in 2022. His steam portraits were exhibited at the Gladstone Hotel for the 2016 10 x 10 Portrait Project and in 2015, the Stephen Bulger Gallery hosted his photo-based Lens Krafter book project. His 2003 Ken Portraits series, was exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) and in 2001, the Gnawts Project was exhibited in the Breath Taking show at Gallery TPW, for which he received the US - based Pollock-Krasner award.

Curatorial and Co-curatorial projects include the 2013 Rare & Raw show for the Leslie & Lohman Museum in New York as well as numerous Edward Day Gallery exhibitions. In 2016 He directed/curated the First Canadian Place Gallery and public lobby spaces from 2014 to 2019 and was co-founder of the Artists Protest Projects for the 2019 Nuit Blanche projection walls at the Gladstone Hotel and Samara art Gallery. From 2019 – 2021 McCray completed his MFA at York University


Innovative Tech Tools for Artists from AI, NFTs, VR to Augmented Reality etc.

24 November 2023, 02:00 PM

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Kelly McCray Carlita Cash Vandana Taxali

Opening Remarks: Navigating Art and Innovation in the Digital Age

25 November 2023, 02:00 PM

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Kelly McCray Vandana Taxali Carlita Cash

AI Face Detection in Art with CIRCLE FOUR: Identity & Surveillance

25 November 2023, 03:30 PM

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Kelly McCray Vandana Taxali Carlita Cash CIRCLE FOUR

Surveillance: "The Tower of Banned Books" Exhibit

25 November 2023, 03:45 PM

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Carlita Cash Kelly McCray Vandana Taxali

Artist Showcase: Artists on the Edge of Innovative Technologies

25 November 2023, 04:00 PM

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Kelly McCray Carlita Cash Vandana Taxali

Artist Hand-On Workshop: From Generative Art to Generative AI: A Historical Through-line from the 1950s to OpenAI by Stephen Boyd

25 November 2023, 08:00 PM

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Carlita Cash Vandana Taxali Stephen Boyd Kelly McCray

Closing Remarks, Recap & Call To Action

25 November 2023, 11:00 PM

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Carlita Cash Vandana Taxali Kelly McCray

Mastering AI-Powered Character Creation: A Deep Dive into the ExOHeroes Method

26 November 2023, 02:00 PM
Vandana Taxali Carlita Cash Kelly McCray Michael Jonsson

Channeling Medusa: Innovative 3D Animation and Virtual Realities in Artistic Practice – A Talk and Workshop with Claudia Hart

26 November 2023, 05:00 PM
Vandana Taxali Kelly McCray Claudia C Hart Carlita Cash

Artwork DIDs: Empowering Artists with Blockchain and Web3

27 November 2023, 02:00 PM
Marianne Magnin Carlita Cash Vandana Taxali Kelly McCray

Curating the Digital Frontier: Insights from Alfredo Cramerotti, Auronda Scalera, and Kelly McCray

27 November 2023, 03:00 PM
Alfredo Cramerotti Kelly McCray Vandana Taxali Auronda Scalera

AI Face Detection in Digital Art: Navigating Identity, Surveillance, and Automation

28 November 2023, 05:30 PM
Carlita Cash Kelly McCray CIRCLE FOUR

Collecting in the Digital Age

29 November 2023, 03:00 PM
Vandana Taxali Sylvain Levy Kelly McCray

Experimentation, Ideation, and Creativity with Generative AI

29 November 2023, 05:00 PM
Carlita Cash Vandana Taxali Dan Tapper Kelly McCray


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