Leo Ray

Painting and calligraphy

Painting and calligraphy teacher, Master’s degree graduate in theoretical physics, art and art education from the National School of Art of Lithuania. Ray’s works are frequently presented in solo and group exhibitions in Israel and abroad, and he is the recipient of several international decorative medal design competitions. His works are also included in private collections in Israel and around the world. He is a senior Basis faculty member, having joined in 1995.
“Artist is not a profession but a title”, says Ray, “A painter can paint, a sculptor can sculpt, and a poet may compose poetry. This is not necessarily art. Art infiltrates works in mysterious ways, and the creator becomes an artist. Art is a lofty and spiritual height that transforms a work, making it moving and unforgettable. I am a painter, I paint, and of course it would make me very happy if distinguished and knowledgeable people call me an artist”.
Teaching positions
From 1995 – teaches painting and calligraphy in Basis School.
Selected exhibitions
2011: Artists’ House, Tel Aviv
2010: Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv
2010: Sv. Jono Gatves Galerija, Vilnius, Lithuania
2007: Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
2006: Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
2001: Opal Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1997: Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv
1990: Ciurlionis Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania
2000: International Small Engraving Salon , Baia Mare, Romania, first place