Ray Paul

United States 1962

Abstract Expressionism, Painting


Ray Paul
Ray Paul
United States
January 6, 2016
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Ray Paul is an American contemporary artist born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1962. He is well known for his paintings where he combines abstract expressionism, surrealism, pop art, biology and psychedelic music.

Art by Ray Paul

Ray Paul - Petal Purple, 2010 - Memoriam, 2011
Ray Paul – Petal Purple, 2010 / Memoriam, 2011

Ray Paul received his BS in Biology from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, in 1986, and his MFA in Painting from University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, in 1991. He started painting from an early age. Paul is fascinated with science, and that’s where biology studies entered his life, but also his artistic carrier. Instinct is necessary for the process of creation, followed by the unconsciousness, before the consciousness takes over and allows the artist to give his paintings the final look.

Art by Ray Paul

Ray Paul - Electric Banana, 2009 - Purple Nova, 2011
Ray Paul – Electric Banana, 2009 / Purple Nova, 2011

In 2011, Paul was diagnosed with myxofibrosarcoma, but as of 2013 all of his scans show no signs of cancer. This has inspired the artist to make an entire series of painting named “My Sarcoma”, where his abstract expressionism really shines out, and shows the victory and the will for life. All of the emotions were poured into these paintings, building a shining beacon of hope.
Paul’s paintings are included in several public collections, e.g. Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL; Thaxton Barclay Group, Tampa, FL; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, and many more.

Ray Paul – The My Sarcoma Project

Ray Paul - SP11-10678 x 40-2, 2013 - detail
Ray Paul – SP11-10678 x 40-2, 2013 – detail
Ray Paul - SP12-6796 x 40-3, 2013 - detail
Ray Paul – SP12-6796 x 40-3, 2013 – detail

He is represented by 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace in Mermaid Beach, Australia.

Ray Paul lives and works in Tampa, Florida.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014My SarcomaHealing Arts Gallery, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FLSolo
2014Juicy Fruit19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Mermaid Beach, AustraliaSolo
2012Homage to Hollywood19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Mermaid Beach, AustraliaGroup
2011ItinerantBarak-Art Exhibition Salon, Rosario, Sante Fe, ArgentinaGroup
2011ItinerantIdeal, Provincial Cultural Centre, Venado Tuetro, Santa Fe, ArgentinaGroup
2011Contemporary International Art IVMuseum Of The Americas, Miami, FLGroup
2010On The GridCamel Art Space, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2010Small WondersArtformz Alternative, Miami, FLGroup
2009Recent Work: Paintings of Ray Paul and Photography of PJ MillsArtformz Alternative, Miami, FLSolo
2009Clearwater-Art In City BuildingsJuried Solo Exhibition, City Hall, Clearwater, FLSolo
2009Money Makes ArtArtformz Alternative, Miami, FLGroup
2009Hotter Than A Match HeadArtformz Alternative, Miami, FLGroup
2009Inaugural ExhibitionArt Raw Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2009CreaturesArtformz Alternative, Miami, FLGroup
2008No Easy PiecesArtformz Alternative, Miami, FLGroup
2008Diverse WorksArtformz Alternative, Miami, FLGroup
2008The Last Picture ShowArtformz Alternative, Miami, FLGroup
2008To Die DreamingArtformz Alternative, Miami, FLGroup
2007Ray PaulHillsborough Community College Brandon Campus Library Gallery, Tampa, FLSolo
2007Optical AllusionsArtformz Alternative, Miami, FLGroup
200712th U.S. Latvian Song Festival Fine Arts ExhibitIndianapolis, INGroup
200615 Years and Still Vertical:Ray Paul At AUIGallery One, Artists Unlimited, Tampa, FLSolo
2006Art for HumanityThe Great Art and Frame Gallery, Tampa, FLGroup
2006Have A Good Eye 3New Art Center, New York, NYGroup
2006Rock and BowlSaks Fifth Avenue, Cincinnati, OHGroup
2004Scared StiffAlice Band Salon and Day Spa, New York, NYGroup
2003Carletta, Faegenburg, Giancristiano, Mitchell, and PaulJM Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2001UnknownThe Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa, FLGroup
2000Ray PaulTampa Electric Company, Tampa, FLSolo
2000May, Projects Room Group ShowLindenberg Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NYGroup
2000Local VisionsH.L. Moffitt Cancer Center and the USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FLGroup
1999UnknownThe Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa, FLGroup
1997The Real and the Unreal: Paul and Portielesthe Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa, FLSolo
1997AbstractionsChasen Gallery, Sarasota, FLGroup
1997Tenth International Latvian Song Festival Juried ExhibitionCleveland, OHGroup
1996Marais, Paul and Portieles18Thirteen Art Brokers, Tampa, FLGroup
1995Faces, Fauves, and PhotographsChasen Gallery, Sarasota, FLGroup
1992Ray PaulTampa Electric Company, Tampa, FLSolo