At age fifteen, Shray discovered the Greek sculpture, "Winged Victory", at the famed Louvre Museum in Paris and declared to her mother that she was to become a sculptor. She began her formal classical training with a full scholarship at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and continued her studies at the San Francisco Art Institute with a full grant. For eight years, Shray mentored with Italy's Piero Mussi, founder of the internationally renowned Mussi Artworks Foundry of Berkeley, California. Shray intensively studied the work of Rodin in Paris and her simplicity of form has been compared to that of Henry Moore, Rodin and Brancusi.
Over the last fifteen years Shray’s sculptures have received both national and international recognition in the form of awards and commissions. Shray's bronze sculptures are constantly evolving. In order to capture the human emotions she strives for, Shray works full time in her Northern California studio. She shares her life with husband, Neal, a writer and historian.
Sculptures can be ordered if edition is still open. Please call for details. (928) 282-7130
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