Art Gallery | Loge Level

The Soraya’s Art Gallery is located on the Loge Level of the Great Hall. Exhibitions are open to ticket holders one hour prior to Soraya-presented performances, during intermissions, and by appointment.

Exhibitions are funded in part by the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication, Instructionally related Activities Committee and The Soraya.

For more information or to make an appointment for viewing, please contact Crystal Diaz at 818-677-8821 or via email at

Fay Ray

In Collaboration with CSUN Art Galleries

March 25, 2023 - May 6, 2023

FayRay Verdo Shulamit Nazarian WEB
Verdo, 2023  
Aluminum, stainless steel, onyx, cast-aluminum shell
63 x 30 x 4 in. |  160 x 76.2 x 10.2 cm
Image courtesy of the artist and Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles

Los Angeles-based artist Fay Ray explores the fetishization of objects and the construction of female identity through high-contrast, monochrome photomontages and metallic sculpture. For her three-dimensional works, Fay Ray compiles cast aluminum objects, bored volcanic rocks, wire, chain, and natural materials into suspended sculptural masses. Conflating worlds of worship and desire, the works across mediums borrow from the symbolism and composition of traditional religious relics and the visual language of the occult. Ray’s sculptures and collages hint at the presence of a rematerialized body through a mysterious yet systematic organization of abstract form.

Fay Ray received her MFA from Columbia University and her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design. Solo exhibitions include Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA; Louis B James Gallery, New York, NY; JOAN, Los Angeles, CA; and Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Ray’s special projects and installations have been featured at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills and New York; REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA; and L.A.N.D. (Los Angeles Nomadic Division). Group exhibitions include Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; The Mistake Room, Los Angeles and Mexico City; Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA; Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY; El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; among others. Ray’s works have been reviewed by Artforum, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, New York Magazine, Brooklyn Rail, Riot Material, Wallpaper*, and Issue Magazine.

Past Exhibits

Treelogy, The Exhibit (February 23, 2023 - March 18, 2023)

Hope and Dignity for Farmworkers (November 9, 2022 - December 17, 2022)

Vida Liu (September 22, 2022 - November 5, 2022)

Andrés Janacua (February 5 – May 4, 2022)

Margaret Griffith (October 16 – December 12, 2021)

John Kouns (February 1 – March 15, 2020)

Randye Sandel (November 9 – December 15, 2019)

Mark Holtzman (September 19 – November 3, 2019)

Music in Motion: Roxane I. Berger (April 4 – May 23, 2019) 

The Soraya: A Photographic Exhibition by Luis Luque, Luque Photography (January 19 – March 31, 2019)

Melody Time by Alan Bodner (September 29 – December 15, 2018)