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RAYMOND DUMAS is a native of St. Simons Isl. Born in Laconia New Hampshire in 1972 and a Graduate of Glynn Academy high school in 1991, where he studied Art with Laura Edenfield.

 

Mr. DUMAS studied Art history and 20th century literature at Cambridge university summer program before enrolling in the fine arts department at Center For Creative Studies, (Detroit) where he obtained an independent study in Painting with the fine Arts Department chairman Aris Koutroulis and Art historian Joseph Bernard.

 

In early1993 RAYMOND arrived in New York City where he quickly established himself among a group of young Painters and Sculptors while studying at Cooper Union in the fine Arts Department and working out of a studio in the then burgeoning artist area of Williamsburg on South 5th Street. Here he created his first significant body of New York inspired paintings. His works from then on have focused on the phenomena of “place” as a theme. Subsequently his works have fused various environments in which he has worked, including St. Simons Island, Oaxaca Mexico, New York City and its various Boroughs and the island of Ibiza in Spain.

 

In New York RAYMOND visited the Studio of Ross Bleckner on several occasions which was to have a profound impact on his work. He Also obtained an internship at the John Good Gallery working closely with Carol Ann Greene, now owner of Greene-Naftali Gallery (NYC.) And studied Cinema with Village Voice critic Jay Hoberman which was to exert its influence on his life in suble and profound ways from then on.

 

DUMAS studied painting with Jack Whitten, Brett De Palma and Luccio Pozzi at Cooper Union and School of Visual Arts graduating in 1995 with a BFA degree. DUMAS was part of a close circle of Artists including Brian Belott, Sylvan Lionni, Dalia Haber, Beatriz Hamarillo, Katya Gardea-Browne, Brendan Cass and Nancy Chaikin, all of whom have risen to prominence in recent years in their various home cities.

 

Dumas traveled extensively in Europe in Summer of 1995. Visiting museums in France, Spain, and Italy. He made his first trip to the Beleric Island of Ibiza off the Spanish coast, which has become a life long passion and has infused his work in various ways from then on.

 

In Fall of 1995 DUMAS attended Yale University School of Art studying Closely with Mel Bockner, David Reed and Sylvia Plimack-Mangold. DUMAS worked closely with visiting artists Brice Marden, Ross Bleckner, Donald Beachelor, Guierllmo Kuitca, and New York magazine Critic Jerry Saltz.

 

His classmates at Yale have had varied and successful careers and all credit their experiences there as crucial. Pedro Barbieto is now Head of the Painting Department at Yale, Chris Schade his close friend is now Head of the painting Program of University of Massachusetts. Chie Fukie has held prominent exhibitions at the Mary Boone Gallery in New York, Marina Kappos has risen to great exposure through the I-20 Gallery in New York. Sculptor Anne Gardiner Has become a Prominent Art professor in France and exhibits throughout Europe, Ellen Altfest has had several well received exhibitions at the white Cube Gallery in London, Nayeme Brown has exhibited at the Museum of African Diaspora in San Fransisco. Dana Frankfurt has held numerous exhibitions in Boston and Huston Texas to great acclaim.

 

In addition to his paintings RAYMOND is well known for his work in International Cinema, designing and collaborating with the Worlds most prominent Directing talent. In 2000 Raymond established a studio in Los Angeles and worked closely with cinema legend John Frankenhiemer, (the Manchurian Candidate, Seven Days in May, Seconds.) Raymond continued with Director Wong Kar Wei ( In the Mood For Love, Happy Together, Days of Living Wild, 2046, The Grandmaster.) Guy Richie ( Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrells) Allejandro Inarrittu, (Amores Perros, Babel, The Revenant) and David Fincher (Seven, Fightclub, Panic Room, Zodiac, Gone Girl, The Social Network) Phil Joanou, (Three O Clock High, Rattle and Hum, State of Grace, Final Analysis, Grid Iron Gang) and Andrew Douglas, (Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus, Amityville Horror, Mindhunter) and Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Pi, Black Swan, Noah) among many others.

RAYMOND’s work in Cinema extended into production and direction, photography, journalism and design work in the fashion and publication industries.

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RAYMOND DUMAS is a native of St. Simons Isl. Born in Laconia New Hampshire in 1972 and a Graduate of Glynn Academy high school in 1991, where he studied Art with Laura Edenfield.

 

Mr. DUMAS studied Art history and 20th century literature at Cambridge university summer program before enrolling in the fine arts department at Center For Creative Studies, (Detroit) where he obtained an independent study in Painting with the fine Arts Department chairman Aris Koutroulis and Art historian Joseph Bernard.

 

In early1993 RAYMOND arrived in New York City where he quickly established himself among a group of young Painters and Sculptors while studying at Cooper Union in the fine Arts Department and working out of a studio in the then burgeoning artist area of Williamsburg on South 5th Street. Here he created his first significant body of New York inspired paintings. His works from then on have focused on the phenomena of “place” as a theme. Subsequently his works have fused various environments in which he has worked, including St. Simons Island, Oaxaca Mexico, New York City and its various Boroughs and the island of Ibiza in Spain.

 

In New York RAYMOND visited the Studio of Ross Bleckner on several occasions which was to have a profound impact on his work. He Also obtained an internship at the John Good Gallery working closely with Carol Ann Greene, now owner of Greene-Naftali Gallery (NYC.) And studied Cinema with Village Voice critic Jay Hoberman which was to exert its influence on his life in suble and profound ways from then on.

 

DUMAS studied painting with Jack Whitten, Brett De Palma and Luccio Pozzi at Cooper Union and School of Visual Arts graduating in 1995 with a BFA degree. DUMAS was part of a close circle of Artists including Brian Belott, Sylvan Lionni, Dalia Haber, Beatriz Hamarillo, Katya Gardea-Browne, Brendan Cass and Nancy Chaikin, all of whom have risen to prominence in recent years in their various home cities.

 

Dumas traveled extensively in Europe in Summer of 1995. Visiting museums in France, Spain, and Italy. He made his first trip to the Beleric Island of Ibiza off the Spanish coast, which has become a life long passion and has infused his work in various ways from then on.

 

In Fall of 1995 DUMAS attended Yale University School of Art studying Closely with Mel Bockner, David Reed and Sylvia Plimack-Mangold. DUMAS worked closely with visiting artists Brice Marden, Ross Bleckner, Donald Beachelor, Guierllmo Kuitca, and New York magazine Critic Jerry Saltz.

 

His classmates at Yale have had varied and successful careers and all credit their experiences there as crucial. Pedro Barbieto is now Head of the Painting Department at Yale, Chris Schade his close friend is now Head of the painting Program of University of Massachusetts. Chie Fukie has held prominent exhibitions at the Mary Boone Gallery in New York, Marina Kappos has risen to great exposure through the I-20 Gallery in New York. Sculptor Anne Gardiner Has become a Prominent Art professor in France and exhibits throughout Europe, Ellen Altfest has had several well received exhibitions at the white Cube Gallery in London, Nayeme Brown has exhibited at the Museum of African Diaspora in San Fransisco. Dana Frankfurt has held numerous exhibitions in Boston and Huston Texas to great acclaim.

 

In addition to his paintings RAYMOND is well known for his work in International Cinema, designing and collaborating with the Worlds most prominent Directing talent. In 2000 Raymond established a studio in Los Angeles and worked closely with cinema legend John Frankenhiemer, (the Manchurian Candidate, Seven Days in May, Seconds.) Raymond continued with Director Wong Kar Wei ( In the Mood For Love, Happy Together, Days of Living Wild, 2046, The Grandmaster.) Guy Richie ( Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrells) Allejandro Inarrittu, (Amores Perros, Babel, The Revenant) and David Fincher (Seven, Fightclub, Panic Room, Zodiac, Gone Girl, The Social Network) Phil Joanou, (Three O Clock High, Rattle and Hum, State of Grace, Final Analysis, Grid Iron Gang) and Andrew Douglas, (Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus, Amityville Horror, Mindhunter) and Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Pi, Black Swan, Noah) among many others.

RAYMOND’s work in Cinema extended into production and direction, photography, journalism and design work in the fashion and publication industries.