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Ray Beldner

Ray Beldner

Born: 1961

Hometown: San Francisco

Based in: Sutter Creek, CA

Ray Beldner is a sculptor and mixed media artist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and can be found in many public and private collections including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and the Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C., 21c Museum, Kentucky, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California, and the San Jose Museum of Art, among others.

Born in San Francisco, Beldner received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Mills College. He has received numerous awards and fellowships including a California Arts Council Fellowship in New Genres, a Creative Work Fund Grant from the Haas Foundations, and a Potrero Nuevo environmental art grant. He has taught sculpture, interdisciplinary studies, and professional practices at the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, San Francisco State University, and University of California, Santa Cruz.

His work has been reviewed in publications including Art in America, Arte, Art On Paper, Artweek, Wired, Playboy, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, the International Herald Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.


37 works for sale

Concerning No and Yes

Ray Beldner, United States of America

Mixed Media

$ 1,800

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Rock #47 by Ray Beldner

Ray Beldner, United States of America

Sculpture

$ 400

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Rock #73 by Ray Beldner

Ray Beldner, United States of America

Sculpture

$ 650

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Rock #49 by Ray Beldner

Ray Beldner, United States of America

Sculpture

$ 650

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Rock #63 by Ray Beldner

Ray Beldner, United States of America

Sculpture

$ 300

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Rock #64 by Ray Beldner

Ray Beldner, United States of America

Sculpture

$ 300

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Rock #51 by Ray Beldner

Ray Beldner, United States of America

Sculpture

$ 650

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Rock #50 by Ray Beldner

Ray Beldner, United States of America

Sculpture

$ 650

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Rock #45 by Ray Beldner

Ray Beldner, United States of America

Sculpture

$ 500

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Rock #43 by Ray Beldner

Ray Beldner, United States of America

Sculpture

$ 400

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Rock #79 by Ray Beldner

Ray Beldner, United States of America

Sculpture

$ 300

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Rock #71 by Ray Beldner

Ray Beldner, United States of America

Sculpture

$ 650

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Ray Beldner In The Studio

""If collage is a juxtaposition of different forms and ideas, recontextualized to create a new whole, then I would assert that all art is collage.""

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More About Ray Beldner

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What inspires you?

I am inspired by artists and art history. The colors, forms, shapes, and textures in a well executed Renaissance painting or a Modernist sculpture are part of my artistic palette.

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Describe your creative process.

These works are made by appropriating images of iconic artworks from different historic periods that I mine from books, auction catalogs, and magazines. I select specific parts that draw me to their shapes, colors and textures. I cut, arrange and rearrange, playing with their complimentary and contrasting attributes and create surprising, lyrical and visually confounding new compositions.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Playful, active, colorful

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Frank Stella, Brice Marden, Jean Arp, Lynda Benglis

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

My cutting tools are very important: scissors, exacto knives, scalpel. Those and good glue!

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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Do not be satisfied with a pretty discovery. Destroy the thing. In each destroying of a beautiful discovery, you transform it and make it more substantial.

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Where do you go for inspiration?

Galleries and museums. Hikes out in nature. Good literature.


Collections featuring Ray Beldner

2 Collections

Wall Sculptures

83 Artists, 129 Products

Last Updated Jul 06, 2022

New In Artworks: May 2022

50 Artists, 52 Products

Last Updated Jun 28, 2022

New In Artworks: May 2022

50 Artists, 52 Products

Last Updated Jun 28, 2022


Credentials

Education

Mills College

United States of America, 1989

San Francisco Art Institute

United States of America, 1986

Exhibitions

Cut and Paste. Repeat.

2022

A Journey Through Abstract Reciprocal Perspectives from the Terrestrial to the Architectonic Orbital

2021

Depicting Duchamp: Portraits of Marcel Duchamp

2020

Ray Beldner: Shaped Collages

2019

Press

Art Miami Magazine

2022

Banknote Art Concept

2021

Art In Print

2020

Education

Mills College

United States of America, 1989

San Francisco Art Institute

United States of America, 1986

Exhibitions

Cut and Paste. Repeat.

2022

A Journey Through Abstract Reciprocal Perspectives from the Terrestrial to the Architectonic Orbital

2021

Depicting Duchamp: Portraits of Marcel Duchamp

2020

Ray Beldner: Shaped Collages

2019

Press

Art Miami Magazine

2022

Banknote Art Concept

2021

Art In Print

2020

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