S C U L P T O R
Ray Katz was born and raised in Detroit Michigan where he attended Mumford High School. Immediately after high school he served four years in the United States Air Force where he became interested in art. Upon returning from the military he attended Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts and Eastern Michigan University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts. He continued his education at Wayne State University where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and drawing. Currently he is a Professor of Art at the Auburn Hills, Michigan, campus of Oakland Community College where he teaches sculpture, drawing and design.
In the past fifteen years Ray Katz has exhibited in Japan, France, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New Jersey and throughout southern and western Michigan. His work is represented in private, corporate and institutional collections. In 2006 his sculpture Square to the Gate was purchased by the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2007 he was a Finalist and Award Winner in the Kajima International Sculpture Competition and Exhibition in Tokyo and Osaka Japan. In 2008 his sculpture Galaxy was purchased by the City of Mt. Vernon Illinois. Also in 2008 he installed his sculpture Odyssey in the Theater District of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, as part of their site specific sculpture exhibition.
For a detailed version of his exhibition record click here.