Ray Caesar


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About The Artist

Born in 1958 in London, Ray Caesar moved as a child with his family to Toronto, Canada, where he currently lives.  He graduated from Ontario College of Art in 1980 and was subsequently employed in the art and photography department of the Hospital of Sick Children in Toronto. This experience, coupled with his fascination with surrealist artists like Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí formed his major inspirations. 

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Caesar's artworks are a reflection of his imagination and experiences, portraying child-like characters set in a fairytale scene that are shockingly provocative in his characteristic pop-surrealist style likened to that of Tim Burton's cartoons. 

In 1999, Caesar received a Prime Time Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Special Effects. His unique artworks have been exhibited during several prestigious art events in Canada, United States and Europe.

 

Exhibitions

Exhibitions 
2011
A Gentle Kind of Cruelty, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY          
In the Nursery, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2010
Richard Goodall Gallery, Bristol Museum, Bristol England
Corey Helford Gallery, LA California 

2009
Mondo Bizzaro Gallery, Rome, Italy          
Galerie Magda Danysz. Paris, France
Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester, UK 

2008
In The Garden of Moonlight, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY
In The Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA 

2007
Ipso Facto Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester, England
Rome Is Burning/The New School, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin 

2006
Sweet Victory, Jonathan Levine Gallery New York 

2005
The World of Ray Caesar, Kochbos Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands   
Secret Doors and Hidden Rooms, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York 

Awards 
1999
Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Special Effects in a Series (Total Recall 2070)
Gemini Nomination for Special Effects
Monitor Award for Special Effects in a series

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