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Randy Wray
updated: 10/02/2013
website: www.randywray.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Keep On 2
Keep On
Enter
Up
Oskie
Crusoe
Limb
Climb
Hang
Arrow
Roll
Sinthesis
Still Rantings 2
Offal 4
Offal 3
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, biomorphic, collage, diagrammatic, mapping, text, surreal, process, gestural, figurative
 
 
Keep On 2 by Randy Wray
Keep On 2
Paper, wood, polystyrene, acrylic, plaster, denim, enamel, glitter
2012
40 " x  30 "  x 3 " 
Keep On by Randy Wray
Keep On
Paper pulp, quartz crystals, glass, jute, resin and acrylic on wood
2010
22" x  25"  x 3.5" 
Enter by Randy Wray
Enter
Paper pulp, shells, quartz crystals, glass, fabric, wire, thread and acrylic
2010
19" x  25"  x 1.5" 
Up by Randy Wray
Up
Wood, paper, geodes, quartz crystals, fabric, glass, thread, glitter and acrylic
2010
21.5" x  19"  x 3" 
Oskie by Randy Wray
Oskie
Paper, wood, polystyrene, synthetic hair, jute, acrylic, glitter
2011
40 " x  30 "  x 4 " 
Crusoe by Randy Wray
Crusoe
Paper, wood, polystyrene, acrylic, geode, glass, metal
2012
40 " x  30 "  x 5 " 
Limb by Randy Wray
Limb
Paper, wood, polystyrene, bottles, fabric, acrylic, glitter
2012
40 " x  30 "  x 12 " 
Climb by Randy Wray
Climb
Paper, wood, geodes, glass, metal, wire and acrylic
2011
25 " x  20 "  x 4 " 
Hang by Randy Wray
Hang
Paper, wood, fabric, geode, glass, quartz crystal and acrylic
2011
25 " x  19 "  x 5 " 
Arrow by Randy Wray
Arrow
Paper, wood, geodes, quartz crystals, mica, wire, plexiglass and acrylic
2011
21.5" x  19"  x 3" 
Roll by Randy Wray
Roll
Paper, wood, thread, acrylic, metal, quartz crystals and mica
2010
19" x  19"  x 1.5" 
Sinthesis by Randy Wray
Sinthesis
Paper, wood, fabric in artist's frame of wood, papier-mâché, wire and enamel paint
2012
29" x  24"  x 2" 
Still Rantings 2 by Randy Wray
Still Rantings 2
Acrylic, polymer clay, macramé, crystals, pencil, sewn and glued paper in artist's frame of shells, crytals, geodes, wood, wire and epoxy resin
2005
26" x  22"  x 3" 
Offal 4 by Randy Wray
Offal 4
Pencil, paper pulp, macramé, acrylic, tape, plastic, thread on paper in artist's frame of wood, shells, wire, epoxy resin and paint
2006
28" x  23"  x 2" 
Offal 3 by Randy Wray
Offal 3
Acrylic, paper, tape, plastic, thread on paper in artist's frame of wood, paper pulp, geodes, shells, wire, epoxy resin and paint
2006
28" x  23"  x 2" 

Artist Statement
I recycle & transform humble materials (junk mail, polystyrene packaging, discarded clothing & furniture) to explore ideas about alchemy and faith. My assemblage drawings integrate the detritus of our castaway culture into conglomerations blending fragments of figurative imagery and text with passages of material driven gesture. The works balance a number of seemingly polar opposite relationships: representation/abstraction; natural/synthetic; beauty/grotesquerie; naïve/sophisticated; familiar/foreign.
 

Artist Bio / CV

Education

Maryland Institute, College of Art, B.F.A., 1987

Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art Studio Program, 1987

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts. High School Diploma in Visual Arts, 1983

 

Awards and Residencies

Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Studio Award 2011

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2002

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1990

 

Museum and Corporate Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

Greenville County Art Museum, Greenville, SC

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY

JP MorganChase Bank, New York, NY

Goldman Sachs, New York, NY

Neuberger Berman, New York, NY

Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH         

 

Solo Exhibitions

“Chapter and Verse”, Black and White Gallery (Chelsea), New York, NY, 2007

“Heaven On High”, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, 2005

Alona Kagan Gallery, New York, NY, 2004

Greenville County Art Museum, Greenville, SC, 2003

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, 2003

Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, 2002         

Feature Inc. (with Lorenzo De Los Angeles), New York, NY, 2002

Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, 2000

Jack Tilton Gallery (project room), New York, NY, 1998

Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY, 1996

Ferragamo Windows, New York, NY, 1996

Galleria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil, 1995

Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 1994

White Columns, New York, NY, 1993

 

Group Exhibitions

“All in All”, Ruth Phanuef Fine Arts, Long Island City, NY, 2012

”Paper Band”, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY, 2012

“Cool, Collected & In Context”, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, 2009

 “Waste Not Want Not”, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, 2008

 “NeoIntegrity “, curated by Keith Mayerson, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, 2007

 “Ragged”, Kate MacGarry Gallery, London, 2006

 “Greater New York”, PS1 Center for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY, 2005