Live from the Studio: Ralph Pugay
This demo aims to enhance your ideation and drawing skills through the use of ink on newsprint. This medium is perfect for practicing drawing quickly and without observation, which can build confidence and improve overall abilities. Pugay guides you on how to generate ideas quickly, draw efficiently, and create a body of work rapidly.
About the presenter
Ralph Pugay was born in Cavite, Philippines, and has been based in Portland, Oregon, for most of his adult life. His narrative paintings act as a curious and comical mirror to the surreal experiences of cultural dissonance, alienation, and displacement. He has received a Joan Mitchell Fellowship and a Betty Bowen Award and participated in residencies at the Rauschenberg Residency on Captiva, Joan Mitchell Center, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Vermont Studio Center. Pugay’s work has been exhibited nationally, including at the Seattle Art Museum, Upfor Gallery, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Marinaro, AA|LA, and Vox Populi.
Photo: Courtesy of the artist