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Ray Vidal
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Artist, Muralist, Musician and Educator.
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Ray Vidal is a multidisciplinary artist, muralist, musician and educator based in Toronto. Passionate about bringing people together and making meaningful connections with community through art integration, space activation, public art engagement, murals, mentorships, workshops, programming, concerts and community events. After graduating from OCAD University his art practice has expanded into the public art realm focusing on murals, installations, sculptures, illustrations, performances, community events and teaching programs and workshops for non profit organizations around the city. His first mentorship and mural was in 2019 with Toronto artist Mango Peeler in a Skatepark. Since then he's worked on over 30 other public art projects with various art organizations, B.I.A’s and small businesses across the GTA. Completing various large scale public art projects and assisting other Toronto based artists. Working in all mediums specializing in aerosol, latex, acrylic and vinyl wrap. Recently he was acknowledged for his community impact at the 2023 Mississauga Urban Design Award of Merit and 2023 Big Pictures conference in British Columbia at Wilson School of Design for his transformative mural series Ebb and Flow in the same skatepark his artistic journey began with Mango Peeler. Winning a competitive open call and jury over with his design and concept 2 years later. Reimaging the whole park as a new form of expression and function.

Ray’s core art practice is about creating immersive art experiences that visually tells stories and uplifts community members. Using his art as means of engaging, inspiring and empowering communities. Inviting the public to open themselves to new narratives and perspectives from people that live in their community. Creating moments of reflection where generations can relate to the message, medium and see themselves, their community, stories and environment in the artwork itself. Using public art in shared spaces to help foster placemaking so generations can connect, build and learn from each other to share their stories, history and make their communities a better living environment.

Abstract, Aerosol, Fantasy, Graphic, Illustration, Style-writing
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