© 2019 by Vinnie Ray

BIO/CV

Providence RI artist Vinnie Ray is best known for his street-art work that came to life while living in Brooklyn, New York. Through stickers and posters, he reclaims public space to promote positive vibrations, and prompt thought energy.  With this guiding viewpoint, his work weaves across formats of installation art, street art, and studio art.  The concept of the work dictates the format that is used.

 

His work has been shown along the spectrum of museums, to all night warehouse parties. Vinnie Ray has continued to pursue art that is accessible at the street level.  His public installations have been sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Manhattan Art Fund, and The Brooklyn Arts Council.  His street art campaigns (stickers, flags, posters) have generated interest worldwide.  His work is featured in the seminal books “The Art of Rebellion” and “Izastickup” as well as magazines such as Vapors, Animal, and Beautiful Decay.  This work led him to create several T-shirt lines for Prada.  His Instagram page chronicles the vibrant sticker culture in Providence RI - @vinnieray401.

Vinnie Ray

vinnie@vinnieray.art

https://www.instagram.com/vinnieray401 

www.vinnieray.art

 

1970 Born in Cincinnati, Ohio
1992 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

Film, Photography, and Visual Arts - minor in studio art.

 

*Selected Exhibitions:

 

2007 18th INDEPENDENT ARTS FESTIVAL - Belgium

 

2005 Beautiful Crime Gallery - London Solo- Echolocation Series

 

2004 Animal Gallery - NYC Group- Paradise

 

2004 AG Gallery - Brooklyn

Group- Look Closer, drawing show

 

2004 KCDC - Brooklyn
Group- Sticker Throw, international sticker show

 

2004 Hollywood Remix - NYC
Group- International Street Art Exhibition

 

2004 Food Show- Munich,Germany: London, England Group- International Street Art Exhibition

 

2004 PH Gallery- NYC
Group- RE:Construct, Crowns of Sound

 

2003 Jen Bekman Gallery- NYC
Group- Made in New York show, Celebrate Book, prints, stickers, flag

 

2003 Expace Projects 002/003- NYC
Group- Celebrate Book, Listening Book

 

2003 Zakka Space for Creators - NYC
Solo- Listening Series: Sonic Architecture

 

2003 Expace Projects 001/003- NYC
Group- Celebrate Book, prints, and stickers

 

2002 Siren Music Festival- Brooklyn
Flag installation along entrance to event “Listening Flags”

 

2002 Essex St. Market- NYC
Solo- Flag installation on front of market “Celebration Flags” Sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

 

2001 Mastel Mastel Gallery- Brooklyn
Group- Prints, “Celebration:searching, thinking, expanding, loving, being”

 

2000 Halcyon - Brooklyn

 

1993 Alleged Gallery - NYC Group-Mixed Media “party hat,1”

 

1993 Holly Solomon Gallery - NYC Group-video piece “Generation 13”

 

*Awards and Achievements:

2003 Brooklyn Arts Council Grant
2002 Manhattan Community Arts Fund Recipient
Co-creator of KickstandTM, Artware for the computer. Critically acclaimed software program. Instructor of Interface Design, Banff Center for the Arts.
Selection to the Dallas Film and Video Festival. “Generation 13”
Selection to the Medicine Wheel Animation Festival. “Thought.”

 

*Publications:
Animal, Paradise issue , 2004

Beautiful Decay, issue H, 2004
Vapors Magazine, issue 19, 2004
Belio Magazine, Dreams issue, Spain, 2004
Villiage Voice, Psychogeographers Navigate New York City’s Changing Landscape, by Bryan Zimmerman, May 7-13 2003
The Art of Rebellion, Christian Hundertmark, Ginkgo Press, 2003
Izastickup, BO130, The Don, Microbo, Drago Arts, 2005
Repellent, issue 2, 2003
Repellent, issue 3, 2004
Half Empty, Spring 2003