RAY KOH is a 9-time winner of the Creative Quarterly Journal (CQ57, CQ56, CQ55, CQ53, CQ49, CQ48, CQ47, CQ46, CQ45) winning in multiple categories of fine art and photography.
KOH specializes in fine art and filmmaking. He has a unique multi-disciplinary background in art & architecture, branding & design, film & photography, and real estate & development. He is capable of working in any medium, discipline, scale and has the fluidity that threads all of them together. Koh maintains his namesake creative studio, KOH,co. which focuses on privately developing intellectual creative properties.
Koh’s fine artwork utilizes drone technologies which allows him to conceptually draw and paint using ocean water, time, and light. However, unlike most drone enthusiasts, Koh works more akin to an archaeologist where his brush is more an eraser that removes unnecessary elements so that only extracted subject-matter remains. The work he has developed focuses on primordial artistic concepts and subject-matter expressed through artist portraits, line drawings, still life, and abstracts.
More than ever, Koh believes that we must deal with the ramifications of technologies that accelerate our lives into nearly unsustainable velocity. With the increasing hyper saturation of digital content, the dumbing down of ourselves, our own deprogramming into automation, how do we rise above this relentless ebb and flow? How do we create a new American Art that reconciles the loss of the original to mechanical reproduction (i.e. photography, film) in favor of new subject-matter? These are some of the issues that his work attempts to resolve through creative mediation.
Harvard University - Graduate School of Design
Columbia University - Art History
Columbia University - Architecture
SCI-Arc - Architecture
2020 Center for Photographic Art. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
2020 Creative Quarterly 100 Best Annual Exhibition, CQ Gallery. New York, NY
2020 25th Annual International Exhibition, Hopkins Center for the Art, Hopkins, MN (traveling show)
01.09.20 - 02.15.20
2020 Member’s Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
2020 Creative Quarterly 100 Best Annual 2020 Exhibition, CQ Gallery. New York, NY
2020 25th Annual International, Hopkins Center for the Art, Hopkins, MN [traveling show]
01.09.20 - 02.15.20
2019 SF MoMA Instagram & Tumblr 3X Featured Artist (multiple occasions)
2019 Celebrating Monterey County, Government Center Administration Building. Salinas, CA
12.01.19 - 12.01.20