Charles Ray  (American, 1953) 

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Sculptor Charles Ray (American, b.1953) is known for his diverse body of work, including pieces in which he involves his own body in performative sculptures, figural sculptures, and pieces which adhere to a Minimalist aesthetic. Born in Chicago, Ray studied sculpture at the University of Iowa and at Rutgers University. In early performance-based works, he began to insert his own body into his pieces, such as one sculpture in which Ray pinned himself between planks balanced against a wall. His later works frequently reflect the reduced geometric forms of Minimalist art, but other pieces also include life-size fiberglass figures and monumental wood carvings. Ray has held solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, the Kunsthalle Bern in Switzerland, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. He has also been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, among others. Ray currently teaches at the University of California in Los Angeles, and lives and works in the city.

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Charles Ray, Young Man

 

Charles Ray
Young Man
2012

Matthew Marks Gallery
Charles Ray, Shoe Tie

 

Charles Ray
Shoe Tie
2012

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Charles Ray, Sleeping Woman

 

Charles Ray
Sleeping Woman
2012

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Charles Ray, Young Man

 

Charles Ray
Young Man
2012

Matthew Marks Gallery
Charles Ray, Sleeping Woman

 

Charles Ray
Sleeping Woman
2012

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Charles Ray, Pumpkin Poster

 

Charles Ray
Pumpkin Poster
2006

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Charles Ray, Handheld Bird

 

Charles Ray
Handheld Bird
2006

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Charles Ray, Spinning Spot

 

Charles Ray
Spinning Spot
1987

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Charles Ray, Two Boys

 

Charles Ray
Two Boys
2009

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Charles Ray, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World (set of 9 works)

 

Charles Ray
The Most Beautiful Woman in the World (set of 9 works), 1993
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Charles Ray, Before & After

 

Charles Ray
Before & After, 2001
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Charles Ray, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World (set of 9)

 

Charles Ray
The Most Beautiful Woman in the World (set of 9), 1993
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