Omar Rayo Biography

Roldadillo, Colombia, 1928 -

A renowned Colombian graphic artist, sculptor, and painter, Omar Rayo now lives in New York. His work is dedicated to geometric figures painted with clear images. He is a geometric-optic artist who loves squares, rectangles, and zig-zags, executed in white, black, and red.

Rayo shows that geometric art is as much a part of the past as it is of the future. He uses traces of the past to discover new ways to present visual and geometric sketches.

His work has been exhibited and collected around the world.

Selected Collections - Museo Nacional, Bogota, Colombia - Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota, Colombia - Museo de Zea, Medellin, Colombia - MoMA, New York, USA - New York Public Library, Print Room, New York, USA - The Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, USA - The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA - Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA - Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA - Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA - Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA - Miami Museum of Modern Art, Miami, USA - Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., USA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Nagaoka, Japan - National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan - Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico - Museo de Arte Moderno, Quito, Ecuador - Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela - Instituto de Arte Panameño, Panama - Museum of Modern Art, Munich, Germany - Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France