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Name Ray Beldner
Title Visual Artist
City San Francisco
State California
Country United States (US)
Tell us about yourself!

I am a sculptor and new media artist and my work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and can be found in many public and private collections including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and the Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C., the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California, the San Jose Museum of Art, the diRosa Preserve in Napa, California, among others.

I received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Mills College and I have taught sculpture, interdisciplinary studies, and Professional Practices at the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, San Francisco State University, and University of California, Santa Cruz.

My work has been reviewed in publications including Art in America, Arte, Art On Paper, Artweek, Wired, Playboy, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, the International Herald Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

Primary Medium/Industry Sculpture
Experience level in primary Medium/Industry Advanced
Secondary Medium/Industry Fine Art/Fine Craft
Experience level in secondary Medium/Industry Advanced
Tertiary Medium/Industry Printmaking/Paper
Experience level in tertiary Medium/Industry Advanced
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Education BFA, San Francisco Art Institute MFA, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Associations and Affiliations

2014-present     Board Member, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2005-2013        Curatorial Committee, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

2002-2005        Board Trustee, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2001-present     Artistic Advisory Board, San Francisco Arts Education Project

2000                 Juror, 2D Visual Arts Fellowship, Colorado Council on the Arts, CO

1997-2002        Fundraising Committee, Headlands Center for the Arts Mystery Ball

1997                 Juror, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside, CA

1992-94            Board Trustee, Secession Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2004        The Oxbow School, Napa, CA, Visiting Artist

2001        Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, Artist-in-Residency

               De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, Artist-in-Residency

1999        Potrero Nuevo Grant

1998        Ruth Chenven Foundation Grant

               California Arts Council Grant: Artist-in-Schools

1997        Creative Work Fund Grant, Haas Foundations

1996        California Arts Council Fellowship, New Genres: Installation Art

               Centre D'Art D'Herblay, France, Artist-in-Residency

1994        California Discovery Awards, Gold Award

1993        Bemis Foundation Residency, Omaha, NE

1992        Headlands Center for the Arts Residency, Sausalito, CA

               Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside CA, Artist-in-Residency

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