W. Benjamin Bray is an artist working in earth science and technology. His works range from site-specific installations in the Arctic to experimental renderings of climate change occurring in the Southwest. He has exhibited works in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Texas and Japan and completed residencies in Svalbard and the United States. Bray is the recipient of artist grants from MIT, Vermont Studio Center, Corning Museum of Glass, and a research grant from the National Science Foundation.
Bray holds a MS in Atmospheric Science and Oceanography from Penn State University, and a BS in Atmospheric Science from Texas A&M University. He has studied independently at Corning Museum of Glass, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Massachusetts College of Art, and Boston University. Bray has also worked at MIT as a Web Developer since 2005, where he developed eSeaGrant, an online system for grant program management that has been adopted by over 15 programs nationwide. Before his current position at MIT, he was the Assistant Director of the Embedded Learning Modules Project at Northeastern University, where he helped develop hands-on science curricula for visual artists and musicians.
Specialties: Oceanography, atmospheric science, web programming, glass, photography, mapping, interface design, system design, new-media art, site-specific art, computer graphics