Tess Jaray is the latest subject in The Institutum's State of the Arts video series, giving insight into significant contemporary artists' practices. Click here to watch curator Wells Fray-Smith interview Jaray in her London studio.
In their conversation, Jaray and Fray-Smith shed light on the formidable Jaray's career and practice, including her major painting breakthrough in the 1960s, being inspired by her travels, her public art commissions, decades teaching at the Slade and being a woman artist.
The Institutum is a non-profit, privately owned Singaporean institution focused on expanding the horizons for Singapore art by developing relationships with the global contemporary art community through international projects that respond also to the local and South East Asian context.
Wells Fray-Smith is a curator based in London, currently holding the position of Assistant Curator: Special Projects at Whitechapel Gallery. Before that, she held similar positions Pace Gallery and the Barbican Art Gallery, as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is responsible for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women at Whitechapel Gallery.