Artist of the moment………Charles Ray

 

 

Charles Ray is an American sculptor and photographer renown for his work with the figure. Charles Ray was born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1953. Ray attended the University of Iowa where he earned a BFA. The artist went on to earn a MFA from Rutgers University.

One artist that Ray drew inspiration from was the Constructivist Anthony Caro.

Ray has also spent much of his career as head of the sculpture department at the University of California at Los Angeles. Ray began this post in 1981.

The artist has a wide range of styles he likes to work in from realism to minimalism. For realism he has created many works that include multiple figures and even an automobile just after it was in an accident.

Below we visit a show featuring Charles Ray that took place in 2014:

Ray has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

In this clip we view an exhibition for the Charles Ray that took place at the Art Institute of Chicago:

Ray is now based out of Los Angeles, California.

Price range information: Ray’s works range from $50,000 to $750,000. He is a highly collected sculptor and photographer.

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