Ray Sell Meet

Ray Sell

Brooklyn, NY

About Ray Sell

Brooklyn, NY

The work of Ray Sell attempts to simultaneously dissect and comment on the development of advertising and media in our society. Much of Ray’s work focuses on the impact the media has had on the male archetype. Ray uses images and magazine clippings from a vast swath of media produced over the last sixty years as his primary medium.

Ray hopes to create a forum for reflection and debate by questioning the ethos by which our culture rears its male brood. Appropriating vintage images of motorcycles, muscle cars, nude women, fierce beasts, cowboys and Indians, Ray has created a new message through the process of re-contextualization. By removing the images from their original contexts, he strips them of their original meaning.

Ray received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Ray’s artwork has since been displayed across the world in places such as New York, Miami, Asbury Park and Ireland.

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Other works by Ray Sell

Selected Exhibitions

  • Parlor Gallery
    Asbury Park NJ, 2017
  • Blue Leaf Gallery
    Dublin Ireland, 2012
  • Leo Kesting Gallery
    New York NY, 2011

Press and Accolades

  • The Economist
    December 20th 2007
  • Forbes
    December 4th 2008
  • NY Magazine
    July 13th 2009


  • School of Visual Arts, BFA illustration
    New York NY,2006 
  • Suny Rockland, AAS Graphic Design
    Suffern NY,2003 

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