RESUME:  Carl Rainey

Artist's Statement:

This latest series called the Nebula Series is concerned with light illuminating thru 3D space and thru moving somehow into feelings.   I feel my early influences of this type of work comes from my interest in science and astronomy, and from seeing images of American Indian, Mayan, Inca, and Middle Eastern civilization art and pictures as I grew up.
Legacy Series:

1. The Indian River Series:   This series comes out of my line drawing experiences growing up and from my college engineering graphics classes, and my interest in three dimensional drawing.  The Indian River Series consists of designs in a series built in 3 different dimensions: 1x and 2x and 4x.

2. Other legacy bodies of work are included under Work.

I work on the spatial issues as I do the work,  in combination with thoughts and feelings at the same time:  the scientific side that being say literal space, depicted space, two dimensional and three dimensional space, including 4th dimensional space, and space as we see it every day, and even all the scientific equipment versions of the electromagnetic spectrum, from infrared to light to x-rays to gamma rays, etc.   The scientific options plus the other side, whatever that may be.

And the feelings involved with these modes of intuition with also the very real human feelings.

And there are the main other human spaces as well,  including our inner spaces and our spiritual and cosmic and psychological and mystic spaces.  

MAJOR ART INFLUENCES:  The major art influences on my art have been Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, Frank Stella, the Minimalists and the Constructivists; and now James Turrell, and the California Light and Color art movement, and to the Fetish Finish California group from way back and still around.  And others.

2019: Hambidge Center Auction, Halloween Bash.  One of 10 invited artists to be the entertainment, with one piece in the auction.
1983: One Person Show: Valdosta State College:  Electronic Tapestries:  Lisa Kent-Tapestries, Carl Rainey-Electronics.
1981: Group Show: "Into the Night" at Nexus Gallery-Atlanta--Electronic Tapestries: Lisa Kent-Tapestries, Carl Rainey-Electronics.
1976: Georgia Institute of Technology: paintings-Student Center show.
1972: Paintings-Represented by Gallery Illien, Atlanta, Ga.
1972: Urban Walls finalist: 1of 15 of 200. Works of 15 in group show at High Museum.

Various Collections

Georgia Institute of Technology:  1966-1969

29-1/2 year electrical engineering career at Scientific Atlanta.  "Worked as artist as best as I could 'very part time' during this career phase time of life".

2009-retired with hopefully more time to do art.  Working at it.