Ray Genereux

Ray Genereux

South Dartmouth, MA, United States

About Ray Genereux

Born and raised in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, I grew up as a shy kid who somewhat kept to himself except for his Kodak Brownie camera. My Brownie was my companion, my buddy. I spent countless hours taking pictures, developing film and printing images in my makeshift darkroom.

My creative, artistic juices were awakening. My passion for creativity led me to study at the former Rhode Island School of Photography.

Soon I was accepted into the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen as a state juried member. In 2004, at the Elden Murray Exhibit and Competition in Hanover, NH, I was honored with the unprecedented first and second place win in the color category. In the same year I received 4 Honorable Mentions at the Through The Lens Competition at the Miller Art Center in Springfield, VT. In 2005, I received the Emil Rube award for “Excellence in Photography” at the Elden Murray Exhibit and Competition.

My craft has evolved over the years from film to digital art, a term used to describe the work of an artist who makes use of digital technologies in the production of art. The artistic interpretations of my work, creating unique montages, are motivated by many things: The unique combinations, the randomness, the color, the message, the fun!!

Like the writer who starts with a word, I start with an image. The final story of a writer is expressed in a display of words. My story is expressed in a display of images.

I describe my art as eclectic, sometimes vintage, sometimes pop art, elegantly haphazard, whimsical, and thought provoking.

I now reside with my wife Lyn in the seaside village of Padanaram in South Dartmouth Massachusetts.

Exhibitions

Curriculum Vitae 2016-2019

1968-1970 Rhode Island School of Photography
2018, 2019 Rhode Island School of Design
1995- 2006 Juried member League of New Hampshire Craftsmen
2006-2017 Juried member of “The Art Drive”
2014-Present Juried member South Shore Art Center
2015-Present Member New Bedford Art Museum/Art Works

December 2019
Exhibit “Small works” Group show
Marion Art Center
Marion, MA
November 2019
Exhibit “Pop Art 2.0” Group show
The Art Center
Highland Park, IL
September 2019
Exhibit “group show”
Zullo Gallery
Medfield, MA
April 2018
Exhibit “Proto_Pop” Group show
H Gallery
Ventura, CA
April 2018
Exhibit “Eklecktikos” The artistry of Ray Genereux”
James Library and Art Center
Norwell, MA
March 2018
Exhibit “We the People” Group show
James Library and Art Center
Norwell, MA
December 2017
Exhibit “Small Works” Group show
South Shore Art Center
Dillon Gallery
Cohasset, MA
March-May 2017
Intercultural Art Instillation Group show
March 2017 Cologne Cultural Center
Cologne-Mühlheim, Germany
April 2017 Municipal Museum of Nassau
Leifheit-Haus, Germany
May 2017 Haus Eberhard Culteral Center of the City
Diez, Germany
April 2017
Exhibit “Color Theories” Group show
South Shore Art Center
Dillon Gallery
Cohasset, MA
December. 2016
Exhibit “Fascination of Worldwide Art and Color” Group show
Königswinter, Germany
November. 2016
Exhibit “Small Works” Group show
South Shore Art Center
Dillon Gallery
Cohasset, MA
October. 2016
Exhibit “In Your Dreams” Group show
Marin Society of Artist
San Rafael, CA
December. 2014
Exhibit “Small Works” Group show
Stove Factory Gallery
October 2014-Jan 2015
Exhibit “Works by Ray Genereux” Solo show
South Shore Conservatory
Palmer Gallery
August 2014
Blue Ribbon Member’s Show
South Shore Art Center
Cohasset, MA
April 2014
Exhibit “Eklektikos” “Works by Ray Genereux” Solo show
New Bedford Art Museum
New Bedford, MA
January 2014
2014 Exhibit “Made in America” Group show
“American Pop icon nostalgic graphic goodness! Two crisp, color saturated digital collage mash-ups of familiar New York and 50's and 60's Pop culture references. Nicely composed, printed and presented.”-Juror Laura Montgomery South Shore Art Center
Cohasset, MA
Jan-Mar 2014
Exhibit “Wicked” Group show
Fountain Street Fine Art
Framingham, MA