b. 1937, Vienna; lives and works in London.

1957-1960 Slade School of Fine Art

1954-1957 St Martin’s School of Art 

Tess Jaray trained at the Slade School of Fine Art where she subsequently taught for many years (1968-99). A member of the Royal Academy since 2010, Jaray’s work, regarded for its spatial patterning, resides in public collections worldwide including the Tate Galleries; the Arts Council and the British Museum. In 2017, Jaray was represented in Occasional Geometries and Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art, both atYorkshire Sculpture Park, and also exhibited at Marlborough Gallery, London; Sotheby’s Contemporary and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Known for her patterning and geometric spatial play, Jaray’s public works include the terrazzo floor of London Victoria train station; Centenary Square, Birmingham; Wakefield Cathedral precinct; Jubilee Square at Leeds General Infirmary and the forecourt of the British Embassy in Moscow.