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Ray Grist: Art work

Grist, Ray

Ray Grist was raised in East Harlem, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn and Long Island, NY.
Grist started painting during his early teens to satisfy an intellectual curiosity giving rise to the question “What is a painting?” a question that continues to dominate his work.
In 1961, Grist moved to Madrid, Spain. His first stay in Europe was cut short when he was drafted and served in the United States Army.
After serving he returned to Europe, where he was invited to participate in the International Symposium: First Painters' Weeks. This project was hosted by the Austrian Government and Black and Decker Tools.
In 1969, Grist exhibited works at two newly established outlets: The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Cinque Gallery.
Selected exhibitions of his works include: 2015, Omni Contemporary Art Gallery, Freeport, NY - Solo show; 2011, ArtCart, Macy Art Gallery, Columbia University, NY; 2007, The Parish Gallery, Washington, DC; 2000, The Broome Street Gallery, NY: “Ray Grist: Paintings from the 90s” (solo show); 199425th Anniversary Exhibition, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; 1992, American House, Munich, Germany; 1992, Moira Fine Arts Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal;1984, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY: “Ray Grist: Passages, 1974-1984” (solo show); 1974, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, Alaska (solo show);1974 Gallery Chemould, Bombay, India.
In 2010, Grist's work was selected by Columbia University for inclusion in the launch of their program for older professional fine artists: ArtCart


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Research Center for Arts and Culture
Art Cart Collection
Published Here
December 20, 2013


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