Tess Jaray

Tess Jaray RA (December 31, 1937, Vienna) is a British painter and printmaker who taught at The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL from 1968 until 1999. Over the last twenty years Jaray has completed a succession of major public art projects. She was made an Honorary Fellow of RIBA (Royal Institute for British Architects) in 1995 and a Royal Academician in 2010.


“The Piper Gallery presents Mapping The Unseeable, an exhibition of recent paintings by Tess Jaray, who recently co-ordinated the Royal Academy’s summer exhibition. Among the minimal, geometric pieces on display are 20 identically-sized works inspired by Kazimir Malevich’s Red Square (1915). Jaray’s computer-guided, laser-cut pieces add a third dimension to flat, bold uses of colour that bring the patterns of the everyday to the fore.”