Ray Paul (USA)

International Artist





Ray Paul began drawing and painting as a young boy, so art has always been a part of his life. Animals and images from National Geographic Magazine were his early subjects.
Growing up in Ohio, dreams of Florida and all things tropical helped him survive the dreary winters and infused his palette with saturated hues. This, and a fascination with science, led him to Florida State University where he received a B.S. in Biology in 1986. Returning to his first love, art, Paul earned his M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Cincinnati in 1991.
Ray currently resides in Tampa, FL., where he maintains a studio. His work is a synthesis of life experiences and a desire to illuminate the subconscious. Elements of abstract expressionism, surrealism, pop art, biology, and psychedelic music all combine and intertwine, creating an unique style of abstract painting. Each work is an experiment, as different paints mix and swirl, with meticulous layering providing the final touch.


1991 M.F.A Painting, University of Cincinnati
1986 B.S. Biology, The Florida State University


Solo Exhibitions

2014 My Sarcoma, Healing Arts Gallery, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, curated by the USF Contemporary Art Museum
2014 Juicy Fruit, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Mermaid Beach, Australia
2009 Recent Work: Paintings of Ray Paul and Photography of PJ Mills, Artformz Alternative. Miami, FL
2009 Clearwater-Art In City Buildings, Juried Solo Exhibition, City Hall, Clearwater, FL
2007 Ray Paul, Hillsborough Community College Brandon Campus Library Gallery, Tampa, FL
2006 15 Years and Still Vertical:Ray Paul At AUI, Gallery One, Artists Unlimited, Tampa, FL
2000 Tampa Electric Company
1997 The Real and the Unreal: Paul and Portieles, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
1992 Tampa Electric Company

Group Exhibitions

2011 Itinerant, Barak-Art Exhibition Salon, Rosario, Sante Fe, Argentina
2011 Itinerant, Ideal, Provincial Cultural Centre, Venado Tuetro, Santa Fe, Argentina
2011 – 2012 Contemporary International Art IV , Museum of the Americas, Miami; Ideal , Provincial Cultural Centre, Venado Tuerto + Barak-art Exhibition Salon, Rosario, Sante Fe; International Art Fair, Mar del Sur + International Art Fair, Miramar, Buenos Aires
2010 On The Grid, Invitational Exhibition, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Small Wonders, Artformz Alternative, Miami, FL
2009 Money Makes Art, Artformz Alternative, Miami, FL
2009 Hotter Than A Match Head, Artformz Alternative, Miami, FL
2009 Inaugural Exhibition, Art Raw Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Creatures, Artformz Alternative, Miami, FL
2008 No Easy Pieces, Artformz Alternative, Miami, FL
2008 Diverse Works, Artformz Alternative, Miami, FL
2008 The Last Picture Show, Artformz Alternative, Miami, FL
2008 To Die Dreaming, Artformz Alternative, Miami, FL
2007 Optical Allusions, Artformz Alternative, Miami, FL
2007 12th U.S. Latvian Song Festival Fine Arts Exhibit, Indianapolis, IN
2006 Art for Humanity, The Great Art and Frame Gallery, Tampa, FL
2006 Have A Good Eye 3, New Art Center, New York, NY
2006 Rock and Bowl, Saks Fifth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH
2004 Scared Stiff, Alice Band Salon and Day Spa, New York, NY
2003 Carletta, Faegenburg, Giancristiano, Mitchell, and Paul, JM Gallery, New York, NY
2001 The Tampa Chamber of Commerce
2000 May, Projects Room Group Show, Lindenberg Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY
2000 Local Visions, The H.L. Moffitt Cancer Center and the USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
1999 The Tampa Chamber of Commerce
1997 Abstractions, Chasen Gallery, Sarasota, FL
1997 Tenth International Latvian Song Festival Juried Exhibition, Cleveland OH
1996 Marais, Paul and Portieles, 18Thirteen Art Brokers, Tampa, FL
1995 Faces, Fauves, and Photographs, Chasen Gallery, Sarasota, FL

Commissions and Collections

2009 Painting purchase and cover of Holiday Card, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, Tampa, FL
2009 Painting purchase, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL
2008 Painting purchase, Thaxton Barclay Group, Tampa, FL
1999 Mural, Kid City at the Children’s Museum of Tampa
1997 Mural, The Tampa International Airport
1996 Mural (220′ x 8′) 12th Street Park, Tampa, FL
1990 Promotional Design, Komoda Dragon Exhibit, The Cincinnati Zoo
1990 Painting purchase, the Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company
1990 Painting purchase, the University of Cincinnati


2015 Featured Artist, Cancer Control, Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center, January 2015 Issue
2010 Editorial, Florida International Magazine, March 2010 Issue
2009 Featured Artist, Art and Design Issue, Florida International Magazine
2007 Featured Artist, “Florida’s Leading Artists,” Florida International Magazine
2007 Cover Art, Miami Design District Art + Design Night Flyer, Miami, FL
2007 First Place, “12th U.S. Latvian Song Festival Fine Arts Exhibition,” Indianapolis, IN
2004 Cover Artist, Algorithms:Sequential, Parallel and Distributed, K.Berman and J.Paul, Thompson
Course Technology, Boston, MA
2004 First Place, “Members Show 03,” Artists Unlimited, Tampa, FL Juror: Theo Wujcic
1999 Artist Profile, City Style Magazine
1998 Cover Artist, Expert Systems: Principles and Programming, J.Giarratano and G.Riley, PWS
Publishing Co., Boston, MA
1996 Cover Artist, Fundamentals of Sequential and Parallel Algorithms, PWS Publishing Co., Boston, MA
1991 Artwork chosen for certificates and medals, Australian National Mathematics Competition, Canberra,
1991 Best of Show, “Strange Gatherings Juried Exhibition,” SilverSun Gallery, Tampa, FL


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