Joe Ray – BIO
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Joe is a painter and printmaker, as well as a creative director, illustrator, writer and speaker living in Scottsdale. His work reflects a bi-cultural perspective formed by the Arizona and Mexico regions, the people living in that region, as well as a contemporary perspective. His work speaks to the Mexicano, the Chicano, the Latino, and the Hispanic, as well as the Gavacho.
Joe is an active artist member of Xico Inc, a Chicano/Native American arts organization in Phoenix, as well as a participant in Tortuga Press & Studio, a print studio in Mesa who works with professional artists from all over the Americas.
His work has been in a variety of exhibits and publications throughout the U.S. and Mexico. His work evokes color and passion. Much of his subject matter includes Corazones (hearts), which are filled with love, lust, passion and emotion. Joe’s work also features voluptuous Sirenas, as well as Angels. And of course, the occasional masked luchador.
Joe was born in San Luis, R.C., Sonora, Mexico and grew up in western Arizona on the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Reservation in Poston Arizona.
Joe remains the Cisco Kid and knows that only demons think in straight lines.
More about Joe can be found at www.joeray.com