Ray Smith is an American artist who was born in Brownsville, Texas in 1959. He is known for his unique style that combines traditional Mexican folk art with contemporary art techniques.
Smith’s art explores themes related to identity, culture, and history. He often incorporates elements of his Mexican-American heritage, such as the Day of the Dead imagery, into his work. Smith’s artistic practice includes a wide range of mediums, such as painting, sculpture, and printmaking.
Smith has exhibited his work extensively in the United States and internationally, including in Mexico, Japan, and Spain. His art has been featured in solo exhibitions at institutions such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Smith’s contributions to the art world have been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a residency at the American Academy in Rome. His work continues to inspire and influence artists and audiences alike, and he remains an important figure in the contemporary art scene.