PAT RAY DAY                                                                      

                                           

BORN:

Memphis, Tennesee, 1957

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Emeritus/Retired 

Sculpture Facility Manager, UNC-Chapel Hill, Art and Art History Department,

September 1996-January 2022

  • Mentored MFA graduate student candidates on all tools, equipment and related processes including individual and small group instruction

  • Assisted instructors in training students on how to work with tools and equipment​

  • Directed facility and coached students on proper use of tools and equipment when instructors were not present

Sculpture Studio Manager, School of Visual Arts, New York City, 1987-1991

  • Managed all aspects of the facility operations

  • Coached students on best practices on use of tools

  • Provided feedback and mentored students on proper use and operation of equipment

TEACHING:

 

Durham Arts Council; taught Metal Sculpture Workshops; Hillsborough, North Carolina,

1993-1995

 

APPRENTICESHIPS

Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture, Princeton, New Jersey

Awarded Apprentice First Class in shell and sand foundry,

1986-1987

 

 Assisted sculptor Issaac Witkin in Pemberton New Jersey at his farm him with his personal foundry, a sculptor whose work and practice I admired before I met him at the Johnson Atelier.

1988-89

EDUCATION:

UNC-Greensboro, BFA Sculpture,

1985