Work for Sale

I'm selling the last 3 large pieces I created at the show, but I thought I'd give the interweb a chance to buy them too. If anyones interested that is.

Each piece is priced at $850.00 USD, not including S&H which I would handle through FedEx.
Payment will be through Paypal.

Each piece is 60'' x 36'', Sumi Ink on Khadi Handmade Watercolor paper. It's really really thick/ heavy paper.

At War with Deceit


Like the Abyss

Work will be shipped after the MFA Illustration thesis show comes down. Contact me via email at ray@jonesray.com.


MFA Illustration Thesis Show/ AI-AP TRIBUTE Web Gallery/ Book Release

MFA Illustration Thesis Show - excerpts taken from Illustrationmundo.com:

School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “Selected Works From MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Thesis Projects,” an exhibition that brings together books, figurative paintings, graphic novels and narrative series by 20 students graduating from the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department at SVA. Curated by faculty member David Sandlin, the exhibition will be on view at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 W 26 St. 15th floor, New York City, from May 1 – 16, 2009.

The Visual Arts Gallery, located at 601 West 26th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues, 15th floor, is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm; closed on Sundays and public holidays. Admission is free. The gallery is accessible by wheelchair. For further information call 212.592.2145.

More info here: http://www.illustrationmundo.com/wp/1358


I found out I was chosen to be in the upcoming TRIBUTE ai-ap web gallery for 2009. Hotness!


News on my book:

Autumn - the collected works of Ray Jones 2007-2009, 8x10 and 42 pages. --The book contains work from my "book project" -Peaceoffering, as well as the TBFL (to bury future lovers) series now simply known as Autumn.

I decided to publish my book through Blurb.com. The paperback is $29.95 not including shipping. I'm making a $5 profit from each book-- so if you buy one when its released, you're essentially buying me a meal haha. I'm waiting for my first proof to come to me on May 4th, I'll post details on ordering here if I'm happy with the turn out.


Like the Abyss


Just finished.... I made more of this up along the way then usual. A really stressful piece. A lot of the (ink)painting is black on black, so I'm not sure how effective this photo is.


Quick Sketchbook post

I figured between pieces I'd post a few sketchbook drawings. They're mostly mindless mark-making that evolves into something. I usually do these just to keep my brush technique warmed up for the bigger pieces..

Coney island... the only sketch not out of my head. That had to be the most overcrowded and literally saddest aquarium I've ever seen in my life. I hope they get some funding or whatever it is they need to improve.


GRAFUCK 4 Exhibition

Some info on a show I'm in. If you're in the area you should definitely check it out.

Gallery Nucleus presents the GRAFUCK art exhibition celebrating the release of the highly anticipated Grafuck 4 art book. The exhibit features an international roster of artists who have contributed to the fourth edition of this notoriously popular book series.

Illustration, photography, fine art, and graphic design come together in this intriguing and provocative collection of images and ideas. The new release boasts an impressive centerfold illustrated by the award-winning James Jean.

Several artists will in attendance to sign the new book release.

Live body painting by Jim Mahfood. Interactive displays. Exclusive artist merchandise. With music by DJ R-Rated.

Sponsored by Nerdcore

Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 11, 2009 (7pm to 11pm)
Free admission and refreshments, Ages 18 + with ID required
Exhibit runs through April 20

Gallery Nucleus
210 E Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801
Just 15 mins outside of downtown LA
Contact: Wade Buchanan

Book Pre-Order:
The new art book is now available for pre-order. All pre-orders will be signed by the artists attending the opening reception. They will be shipped the week of April 13. Pre-order link: http://gallerynucleus.com/detail/7331

The new art book features over 80 artists:
Alexander Egger
Audrey Kawasaki
Axel Galvan
Brent Bonacorso
Camilla d'Errico
Cesar Finamori
Christian Castañeda
Christina Vantzou
Colin Cassidy
Daan Habets
Danae Diaz
Davison Carvalho/Weeneeds
Diego Beyró / Fabrica
Dino Alberto / An Idle Robot
Eduardo Kerges
Edwin Ushiro
El Mato
Elena Dolgova
Eszter Toth
Eveline Tarunadjaja
Fabrice Lachant
Fernanda Guedes
Gabriel Pulecio + Natalia Hoyos
Givan Lötz
GJ Lee
Ippei Gyoubu
Ina Kyung Lim
Jasphine Chew
Jeff Clement
Jessica Lopez
Jirayu Koo
Jonathan Bartlett
Josh Steinbauer
Juan Camilo Monroy Parra
Kevin Necessary
Kevin Romaniuk
Krzystof Leffav
Laura Tulaite
Leo Volland
Lesja Chernish
Luke Ramsey
Mamifero Familiar
Marguerite Sauvage
Mathias Reynoird
Matty Harper
Mike DeNicola
Mikel Marton
Mitch V
Naja Conrad-Hansen
Nathan Appel
Ned Rosen
Pomme Chan
Raymond Jones
Rebecca Tillett
Rosie Emerson
Saddington & Baynes
Silvio Porretta
Tessar Lo
The Little Friends of Printmaking
Trevor Paul / Firebrand
Trystan Bates
Wilfrid Wood
WOND3R/Aaron Ricchio
Yamabuki House

Cover Art by:
Peter Vattanatham + Fiel Valdez
Vladimir Jedlicka
Saddington & Baynes


New piece

Just finished. Lost some detail in the photo but there's still some to enjoy. 4 weeks til graduation!