Ray Cronin is a writer and curator living in Nova Scotia. From 2001-2015 he worked at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as Curator (2001-2007) and as Director and CEO (2007-2015). He is the founding curator of the Sobey Art Award.
He is the author of three books: Alex Colville: Life and Work (Arts Canada Institute); Our Maud: The Life, Art and Legacy of Maud Lewis (Art Gallery of Nova Scotia); and Mary Pratt: Still Light (Gaspereau Press). His fourth book, Gerald Ferguson: Thinking of Painting, will be published in the fall of 2018 by Gaspereau Press.
He is the author of numerous catalogue essays, as well as articles for Canadian and American art magazines. In 2000 he received the Christina Sabat Award for Critical Review in the Arts. He was the Visual Arts Columnist for the Daily Gleaner (Fredericton) and Here (Saint John) and is the arts blogger for Halifax Magazine.
He is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Bachelor of Fine Arts) and the University of Windsor (Master of Fine Arts).