This year Ray has participated in M.A.D.S. Gallery F**K U exhibition in Milan, Italy and Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, and will be a featured digitally represented artist at the juried FIRA Contemporary Art Fair in Barcelona, Spain on November 4-5th. His work will also be featured in upcoming issues of Condé Nast's publication, World of Interiors magazine published in London, UK for the June, July and August issues.
Born at Ft. Hood in Killeen, Texas, Ray LeBoeuf grew up in East Plano and went on to study at the University of North Texas where he completed a Bachelor's degree with Majors in Art, Computer Science and Philosophy. While at the University he took a painting class taught by noted artist Vernon Fisher who encouraged him with his instruction and critiques. In 1990 he moved to New York City.
During the 1990s, Ray created iconic works of art that were inspired by commentary on societal ideas and ironies as well as manufacturing inherently absurd or non-functional objects. He often utilized found or ready-made objects in the creation of his artwork.
His first show in NYC was Media-Life, at Ward-Nasse Gallery curated by Robert Curcio. Many shows followed, including Anxious Times at Weber State University, Wall to Wall at Tribeca 148 Gallery, Size Matters at Gale Gates Gallery and Twisted Reminiscences at The New York Law School. Bill Arning accepted his work in the White Columns registry. After becoming acquainted with Amos Eno Gallery, he was invited to join and his submission was approved unanimously. Later he served on the gallery board where he helped out with card design and conceptual guidance for the group shows. His solo exhibition at Amos Eno Gallery, Variety Show in 1998 was well received.
In 1999, Ray created his first TV Pictures, which are long-exposure photographs of a cathode ray tube television. He was invited to display his work at RARE Gallery in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan in the group show Photosynthesis.
After moving to Dallas, Texas in 2003, he has participated at various gallery shows including CVA Design Collective, 500X Gallery, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Kettle Art, The Davis Foundry and Beaudry Gallery.
2022 has seen his work displayed at the F**K U virtual exhibition at M.A.D.S. Gallery in Milan Italy, with another exhibition, Brain Cake, in Barcelona, Spain on December 28th. He is a selected Digital Artist to be represented at the FIRA international Contemporary Art Fair in Barcelona on November 4-5th
Samples of his work will also be included in the Artistic Impressions section of Conde Nast's World of Interiors June, July and August issues.
Ray is currently working on a hand-carved bass wood original model with will be cast in metal.