Gracefully transitioning from paintings, to large-scale murals and event installations, her breadth of work employs a multitude of materials, capturing the true expression of her vision with oils, watercolor & ink, metallic or clay based acrylic. Divining inspiration from the out-of-doors and the out-of-mind, her work is at once energetic and soothing; creating a dream-like atmosphere both rich and clean.

Claire Ray grew out of the mist and high grasses of the Central Coast in California. Her work is profoundly influenced by these landscapes, and others, like the desert, the human body, and the tree line. Artistically nurtured from a young age she embraced visual art as a foundation for her academic pursuits both at University of California, Santa Cruz and later while earning a degree in Landscape Architecture at University of California, Davis.

Activity

Solo Art Exhibitions

  • KITKITDIZZI Nevada City CA, August 4th 2017 Art Walk
  • Safehouse San Francisco CA, June 2017
  • Lightning in a Bottle, Bradley CA, May 2017
  • Gitane Freedom of Style Menlo Park CA, April-June 2017
  • The Safehouse San Francisco CA, August 1st 2015
  • Delta of Venus, Davis CA, May 2015
  • Ridge Cafe, North San Juan CA, January 2015
  • Stonehouse Old Brewery, Nevada City CA, November 2014
  • ClouD Nine Performance and Community Space Berkeley CA, May 2013
  • Mekka Cafe, Nevada City CA, January 2012

Collective Art Exhibitions

  • The Bird’s Nest Gallery, Aspen CO, Dec. 2017
  • Artifact Art Gallery, Miami FL, Dec. 2017
  • Who Is She? 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco CA, September 13th 2017
  • CURATE Bay Area Female Artist, San Francisco CA, June 2017
  • Winter Craft Fair at Miners Foundry, Nevada City CA, Dec. 2014
  • A.I.R. & ADORE Gallery, San Francisco CA, Nov. 2014
  • Carport Gallery, Guerneville CA, October 2014
  • Whole Earth Festival, Davis CA, May 2013
  • Ornaments & Oddities, San Fransisco CA, May 2012
  • Puna Gallery, Puna HI, May 2011

Art Installations

  • Fire Element Altar Installation with Elemental Altars of Village Symposium, Symbiosis Gathering 2016
  • Exhibit and space creation at Mysterium Tremendum, Grass Valley CA, October 31st2015
  • Exhibit and Installation with Om Shan Tea, Symbiosis Gathering, September 2015
  • Exhibit in Crystal Dome at Enchanted Forest Gathering, Laytonville CA, August 2015
  • Live Painting at INFORUM Informal: A Benefit to Support Inspired
  • Conversations, http://www.inforumsf.org/, Chambers San Francisco CA, July 25th 2015
  • ‘Broken Promises Shattered Dreams’ Art Installation, Priceless Festival, Belden CA, July 2015
  • Lightning in a Paintcan live painting, San Antonio CA, May 2015
  • Stonehouse Old Brewery, Nevada City CA, November 2014-present
  • Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA, June 2014
  • Dark Sparkle, Davis CA, March 2010-1014
  • Bask Music Festival, Russian River CA, July 2013
  • ANDC, First Unitarian Universalist Church, San Francisco CA, June & Dec. 2012

Murals

  • SafeHouse, San Francisco CA, May-July 2015
  • Tahiti, French Polynesia, April 2015
  • Placerville CA, December 2014
  • Berkeley CA, April 2014
  • Oakland CA, July 2013
  • Grass Valley CA, January 2011