Artists & Designers
Charles Ray (b. 1953)
Los Angeles-based artist Charles Ray is perhaps best known for his sculptures of altered and refashioned familiar objects, such as mannequins in the form of outsized or unusual depictions of various surrogate people that reflect back to us the human race in odd, often bizarre form. Born in 1953 in Chicago, IL, he received his BFA from the University of Iowa and his MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Influenced by the work of both Anthony Caro and David Smith, Ray’s work reflects an interest in materials and scale.
- DMA unpublished material, 2001.