Biography

ray donley imageSince 1981 Mr. Donley has been exhibiting in museums, universities, and galleries within the U.S., Europe, and in Mexico. The figures portrayed in his paintings - paintings that have, over the years, attracted a near cult-like following - form a part of the cycle of work he calls Los Bien Perdidos (the profoundly lost ones).

Mr. Donley currently lives in Austin, Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education
The University of Texas, Austin, BFA
The University of Texas, Austin, MA

Solo Exhibitions
2009 Earthly Delights, Fierce Realities, Sarah Bain Gallery
2008 New Paintings, Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim CA
2008 Galerie Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2008 Galerie Bienvenu, New Orleans, Louisiana
2008 Medici Gallery, London, UK (2-person exhibition)
2008 Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah
2008 Principle Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
2008 Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim CA
2008 Blackheath Gallery, London, U.K.
2007 The Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2007 Touchet Gallery, Baltimore MD (3-person exhibition)
2007 Sharon Lynch Fine Art, Austin TX
2007 Blackheath Gallery, London, U.K.
2007 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX
2007 New Paintings, Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim CA
2006 Gallery Bienvenu, New Orleans LA
2006 Blackheath Gallery, London, U.K.
2006 Meyer Gallery, Park City UT (2-person exhibition)
2006 Principle Gallery, Alexandria VA
2006 The Russell Collection, Austin TX
2005 Blackheath Gallery, London, U.K.
2005 Trinity Gallery, Atlanta GA
2005 The Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2005 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX
2005 The Salome Cycle, Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA
2005 F8 Fine Art, Austin TX
2004 Blackheath Gallery, London, U.K.
2004 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX
2004 The Lost Paintings, Part III, Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA
2003 Galleria il Canovaccio, Rome Italy
2003 Blackheath Gallery, London UK
2003 San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo TX
2003 Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA
2003 St. Edwards University, University Gallery, Austin TX
2002 Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria LA
2002 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX
2002 F8 Fine Art Gallery, Austin TX
2002 Beeville Museum of Art, Beeville TX
2001 Wright Gallery, New York NY
2000 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX
1999 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX
1995 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX
1994 Dishman Gallery, Lamar University, Beaumont TX
1994 Hall- Barnett Gallery, New Orleans LA

Group Exhibitions
2007 Art London, London, U.K.
2007 Invitational Exhibition, Gallery01, Texas State University, San Marcos TX
2007 Boston International Fine Art Show, Boston MA
2007 artKitchen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007 Sharon Lynch Fine Art, Austin TX
2007 Medici Gallery, London, U.K.
2007 Summer Invitational Exhibit, Meyer Gallery, Park City UT
2007 Houston Grand Opera Ball, Houston TX
2007 Bal du Masque Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006 Concordia University, University Gallery, Austin TX
2006 Art Scottsdale, Scottsdale AZ
2006 Boston International Fine Art Show, Boston MA
2006 The Russell Collection, Austin TX
2006 Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim CA
2006 Parchman-Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio TX
2006 The Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2005 Meyer Gallery, Park City UT
2005 F8 Fine Art Gallery, Austin TX
2005 Principle Gallery, Alexandria VA
2005 The Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2005 Montana Gallery, Palm Beach FL
2007 Wright Gallery, Southhampton NY
2004 The Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2004 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX
2004 Small Works, Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA
2004 F8 Fine Arts Gallery, Austin TX
2003 Galería Estela Shapiro, Mexico City Mexico
2003 The University of Texas, Performing Arts Center, TX
2003 Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA
2003 Blackheath Gallery, London UK
2003 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX
2003 F8 Fine Art Gallery, Austin TX
2003 Wright Gallery, New York NY
2003 SXSW Film Festival, VIP Room, Convention Center, Austin TX
2003 Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso TX
2003 Wright Gallery, Southhampton NY
2002 Marshall Arts Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2002 3° Concorso Biennale Internazionale di Pittura, San Remo Italy
2002 Art Miami, Miami FL
2002 Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio TX
2002 Blackheath Gallery, London UK
2002 Artpalmbeach, Palm Beach FL
2002 Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami FL
2002 Wright Gallery, Palm Beach FL
2002 Hanson Gallery, San Francisco CA
2002 Wright Gallery, New York NY
2002 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX
2002 F8 Fine Art Gallery, Austin TX
2001 Wright Gallery, New York NY
2001 Hanson Gallery, New Orleans LA
2001 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX
2000 Wright Gallery, New York NY
2000 Carmen Llewellyn Gallery, New Orleans LA
1999 Carmen Llewellyn Gallery, New Orleans LA
1999 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX
1998 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX
1997 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX
1996 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX
1995 Warwick Galleries, Warwick NY
1995 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX
1994 “Texas International,” The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso TX
1994 Dishman Gallery, Lamar University, Beaumont TX
1993 Hall- Barnett Gallery, New Orleans LA
1992 Hall- Barnett Gallery, New Orleans LA
1991 Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington TX
1991 Transco Gallery, Houston TX
1991 Franklin Plaza Gallery, Austin TX
1991 Hall- Barnett Gallery, New Orleans LA
1990 New Mexico Junior College, Hobbs NM
1990 Midland College Art Gallery, Midland TX
1990 Mexic- Arte Museum, Austin TX
1989 The Galveston Arts Center, Galveston TX
1989 Berkeley Arts Center, Berkeley CA
1989 Clary- Miner Gallery, Buffalo NY
1989 Trammel Crow Gallery, Dallas TX
1989 Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock TX
1989 Graham Horstman Gallery, Denton TX
1988 Dougherty Arts Center, Austin TX
1987 Union Gallery, The University of Texas, Austin TX
1986 Mexic- Arte Museum, Austin TX
1980 Huntington Art Gallery, The University of Texas, TX

Film
2003 “The Life of David Gale,” an Alan Parker film,
starring Kevin Spacey. Five paintings used in the set design; closing credits.

Television
2002 “Interview with Artist, Ray Donley,” Austin Music Network
2002 NBC affiliate KALB, Alexandria, LA, interview

Internet
2002 Stilletto Magazine, online interview, August

Honors/Awards
2002 3° Concorso Biennale Internazionale di Pittura, San
Remo, Italy, First Prize
1989 Touring Exhibit, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock TX
1989 Clary- Miner Gallery National Juried Exhbition, Honorable Mention Award
1989 Texas Visual Arts Association 16th National Open National Open, Honorable Mention Award
1982 Departmental Scholarship in Art History, The University of Texas at Austin
1980 Departmental Scholarship in Painting, The University of Texas at Austin

 

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