Ray Vickers

Born 1987, Oakland, California
Has practiced at Creative Growth since 2009

Ray Vickers loves pop culture - he obsesses over comics and action movies. In each of Ray’s drawings he creates his own characters and story lines, infused with a sly dark humor. His “dead rabbits” is a common motif and has since earned a cult following a successful print series in the gallery. Using his own pop symbolism that includes icons like Captain America or stylized arrows, eight-balls, and eyeballs, Ray constructs narratives that range from irony-infused linear stories to abstract compositions in which tense and humorous figures seem to play tag with the viewer. Highly influenced by the world around him, Ray uses his day-to-day interactions mixed with a bit of fantasy to add to the pop element within his artwork.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019
Outsider Art Fair, New York

2015
NADA art fair, Miami
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, curated by Katy Grannan
D’Dessin Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair, Paris

2013
Park Life Gallery, Creative Growth Group Show, San Francisco

2011
Screaming Mimi’s, Creative Growth Pop-up Shop, New York

2010
Public Bikes, San Francisco

2009
Rena Bransten Gallery, Creative Growth Group Show, San Francisco