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Rex Ray is an American fine artist and graphic designer based in San Francisco. His work has been exhibited at galleries and museums throughout the US and Europe, including Turner Carroll Gallery, Gallery 16, Crocker Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, MCA Denver.
His graphic works are all around the world. He is a well-known artist.[by whom?]
Ray knew that he wanted to be an artist since age 11.
Rex Ray (1956) was born in Germany and is a San Francisco based fine artist, whose collages, paintings and design work have been exhibited at galleries and museums, including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, University Art Museum in Berkeley, San Jose Museum of Modern Art, The Crocker Museum in Sacramento, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Cheryl Haines Gallery, Gallery 16, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.
He is also a celebrated graphic designer. He has created work for Apple, Dreamworks, Sony Music, Warner Brothers, City Lights Publishers, Matador Records, Serpent's Tail, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Rizzoli, Powerhouse, Mute Records and Crown Books. His package designs for David Bowie, as well as for Joe Satriani, Diamanda Galás, Matmos, and Deee-Lite, have earned him an international reputation for his innovation in type and with original photographs, drawings, and collage. He has designed over 100 historic Bill Graham Presents rock and roll tour posters, including ones for The Rolling Stones, Patti Smith, REM, Bjork, U2, and Radiohead.
- 10,000 Dresses, Marcus Ewert, illustrated by Rex Ray, Seven Stories Press, 2008, ISBN 1-58322-850-0
- Rex Ray: Art + Design, foreword by Douglas Coupland, Chronicle Books, Oct 2007, ISBN 0-8118-5975-4
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