Born in Vilnius, Leo Ray became interested in art and painting in his formative years. Later he graduated from Vilnius University and the Vilnius Academy of Arts.
In 1991, he moved to Tel Aviv, where he has been living, teaching and creating ever since. His works include paintings, graphics and small-scale sculptures. Ray teaches at the Performing Arts in Tel Aviv.
His wife, Nora Ray, shares his passion in art via her photography. She is a great source of Ray's inspiration.
Discover a wonderful world of color and imagery by Leo Ray.
From oils on canvas, to mixed media and collages,
his works transport us right into his world,
which feels relatable and surreal at the same time.
Taking inspiration from traditional masters and art styles,
Ray gives them their own modern twist,
staying always true to his own distinguished style and feeling.
Take a deep breath and dive right into his endless imagination.
Ever wondered what goes on in the mind of an artist? Infinite Painting, a lifelong masterpiece by Leo Ray, enables us to take a glimpse of his thoughts.
This ongoing work of art, comprised at this time of 88 canvases, represents a masterful lesson in artistic excelence and craft. Giving hommage to old masters, such as Piero della Francesca, Paul Gaugaine or Jan van Eyck, to name just a fiew, Ray still manages to stay completely original and fresh.
By the words of the artist himself:
"I wanted to have a diary without writing one," says Leo Ray, "so I attached canvases to one another and they began expanding sideways and up. I look at Infinity not as a series, but as one growing painting or a kind of public-access diary, with the usual things one puts in a diary: What happened to me, what I like, what I saw, how I felt. That's what I paint."
The INFINITE PAINTING canvases are available for purchase exclusively through RODINIA GROUP, Switzerland.
2022 - CREATURES.
2019 - INFINITE PAINTING - BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, Basel, Switzerland, KURZ.
2019 - INFINITE PAINTING, Villa Wenkenhof, Basel.
2019 - VASARA-RUDUO (SUMMER-AUTUMN), Gallery THE ROOM, Vilnius.
2019 - OASIS, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2018 - LIGHTSHADE - אורצל, Gottesman Etching Center, Kabri.
2017 - Infinite Painting Fragmented, BASIS for Art and Culture, Herzliya, Israel.
2017 - COLLAGES, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2017 - INFINITE PAINTING , Saint Louis University MUSEUM of ART.
2016 - INFINITE PAINTING, Klaipėdos Parodų Rūmai, KKKC, Klaipėda, Lithuania.
2014 - PAINTING IS THE EXPRESSION OF LONGING, Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan.
2013 - THIS AND THIS, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2011 - THE BEGINNING OF THE INFINITE, Artists' House, Tel Aviv.
2010 - DRAWINGS, BASIS School of Sculpture, Beit Yannay, Israel.
2010 - AZURE, Artists' Residence, Herzliya.
2010 - PAINTINGS, Sv. Jono Gatves Galerija, Vilnius.
2010 - SOMETIMES, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2008 - PASSERS BY, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2006 - RECENT WORKS, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel.
2005 - WHITE LANDSCAPES, The Municipal Art Gallery, Ramat Hasharon.
2004 - PAINTINGS, The Municipal Art Gallery, Raanana.
1995 - DRAWINGS, LA Galerija, Vilnius, Lithuania.
1995 - BIRDS, Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
1993 - PORTRAITS, Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow.
Ein Harod Museum, Israel.
The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel.
The Municipal Art Gallery, Raanana, Israel.
Florean Museum, Baia Mare, Romania.
Moscow Vuchetich Sculpture Funds, Russia.
Grafikens Hus, Mariefred, Sweden.
Baltchik City Gallery, Bulgaria.
Zagreb Museum of Arts, Croatia.
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
Naisiai Medal Museum, Lithuania.
Telsiai City Museum, Lithuania.
Kaunas Museum of Literature, Lithuania.
Vilnius Museum of Arts, Lithuania.
Leo Ray's works are in private collections in Israel, USA, Germany, France, Finland, Japan, Lithuania, Switzerland and other countries..
PRIZES AND AWARDS
2000 - The International Small Engraving Salon, Baia Mare, The Jury 1-st prize.
1987 - The Lithuanian Triennial of Medal Art – The Jury Prize.
1986 - The Baltic Triennial of Medal Art – The Jury Diploma.