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 2017The                                                                                                                    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

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