Who is Ray Arcadio?
Ray Arcadio is a New Jersey artist born in the Dominican Republic. He is known for his InShapeUniverse and Popcorn styles. Arcadio's work is about self identity and the human struggle to truly know oneself. It encompasses masks, symbols, urban and Indigenous markings as well as socio political messages. Whether in the form of superheroes or through his urban stylization referencing his caribbean roots, Arcadio's work is colorful, playful and thought provoking.
Ray Arcadio obtained a B.F.A from New Jersey City University. Arcadio’s background is in street art and graphic design. He was a founding member of Jersey City's own culture jamming collaborative group Artfux, who were pioneers in street art. Arcadio has exhibited extensively around the United States and has appeared in various newspapers, magazines and television shows.
Among his solo shows he has also participated in numerous group shows throughout New York and New Jersey, and was chosen one of 30 artists to represent the state in the "The Visual Imaginary of Latinas/os in New Jersey," sponsored by Rutgers University’s Center for Latinos Arts and Culture.
His work is in various private collections including the Jersey City Museum in Jersey City, NJ,The Museum of Modern Religious Art at the University of St. Louis in St. Louis, MO and the Museo Moderno de Arte, Santo Domingo, RD.