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Ralph White

California, United States

Last updated: May 25, 2017

ABOUT ME | PORTFOLIO

Ralph White is an abstract artist who brings a lifetime of transformational thinking into his work. His paintings reflect his constant pursuit of enlightenment and his openness to intuitive response. One of the premier creators of spiritual and mystic art in Los Angeles, Ralph is a painter who is inspired by the power of intention.

BIOGRAPHY

Ralph White, born and raised in Southern California, is one of the premier creators of contemporary Fusionart in the Los Angeles area. Ralph has developed a distinctive style using strong and vibrant colors, and his art reflects a positive flow of energy. Ralph’s works exhibit outward expressions of feeling and celebrations of the inward journey of thoughtful introspection.

Ralph’s process is one of being at play; freedom and meditation without judgement. What becomes of the paint placed upon the canvas is up to his soul’s expression or emotion at the time. Ralph’s own style and technique interpreting the creative force within is what transpires into a painting.

A believer in the artist’s ability to create a dialog through each image, he is continually intrigued by the convergence of art and the observer. An executive business coach, Ralph White brings a lifetime of transformational thinking into his paintings. He has worked with thousands of clients over the years to re-direct their thinking to see possibilities and create change. Ralph brings this philosophy into his art, continually seeking to express the soul’s ability to evolve. His goal is to evoke a spark of creativity and imagination with his audience. When they see images or have an emotional response to his work, his intention is accomplished.

Ralph’s work has been recognized most recently by the American Art Awards (placed in several categories including a First Place in Abstract Expressionism), the Visual Arts Center of Punta Gorda, FL (NAE Judges Award), the International Society of Acrylic Painters (First Place award), Upstream People Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery Online, and Art Addiction Online Gallery.

Ralph has exhibited professionally in Brooklyn, New York City, Las Vegas, Chicago, Michigan, Missouri, Florida, Honolulu, Laguna Beach, Los Angeles, Washington, DC as well as in Beijing and Hong Kong.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014; 2016: HPI Architecture, Newport Beach, CA
2013: Starlight Theater, Costa Mesa, CA
2012: Corporate Exhibit - Teshima & Co, Torrance CA
2009: Sandstone Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2008: Historic Mayfair Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
2007: Pacific Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
2007: Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica CA
2006: Sacred Stone Gallery, Redondo Beach, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
The Red Show, Linus Galleries
7th Annual "Abstracts" Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
18th Annual Judeo-Christian Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery
COLOR, BWAC - Brooklyn, NY
13th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery
15th Annual Summer All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery
6th Annual "Nature" Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
"Light of Our Future" Art Exhibition at Children's National Health System, Art Impact USA
5th Annual "Seasons" Online Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
3rd Annual "Abstract" Online Art Competition, Contemporary Art Gallery Online

2015
17th Annual All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery
"All Landscapes" Online Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery Online
17th Annual Judeo-Christian Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery
Art In America, The Art House, Chicago, IL
17th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Online, Upstream People Gallery
Circus!, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
Members Show, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse, MI
Botanical, Contemporary Art Gallery Online (All contestants to be featured in upcoming catalog)
Black & White National Juried Art Show, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY
Essence of Summer 2015, Orange County Creatives Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Chromatic, Linus Galleries
12th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle, Upstream People Gallery
Water/Seascapes, Contemporary Art Gallery Online
14th Annual Summer All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery
Media Matters, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
"ALL Abstracts" Online Art Competition-Abstract Art, Contemporary Art Gallery Online
7th Annual Online Competition, American Art Awards
Going Home, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
Past & Present--Contest 3 Autumn 2015, Art Forward Contests
2015 Exposition of Awarded Artwork WWW International, Upstream People Gallery
5th Annual "Botanicals" Online Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
8th Annual ISAP Signature Member Online Show 2015, International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP)
3rd Annual "Color" Online Art Competition-October 2015, Contemporary Art Gallery Online
1st Annual International "All Weather" Online Art Competition, Contemporary Art Gallery Online

2014
October 2014 Online Gallery "Color", Contemporary Art Gallery Online
16th Annual Abstraction Juried Online International Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery
Featured on Call for Bushwick Facebook Page and Bushwick International Call for Artists webpage
Featured on Contemporary Art Gallery online Abstract Gallery
Featured on See.Me Facebook Page
CA 101 2014 Galleries with a View, Friends of Redondo Beach Arts, Redondo Beach, CA
"Northwest vs Southwest 2014" Artists Portfolio Magazine
9th Biennial National Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, FL
6th Annual Online Competition, American Art Awards
Media Art Biennial 3, Artaddiction.net
"Everything Grows", Raebec Gallery online exhibition

2013
Accepted for "I Love Art" book published by Masters of Today
ISAP Signature Members Online Show, International Society of Online Painters
"Featured Entrant" on Art Takes Miami Facebook Page, See.Me
The Artist Book, Show Artists International
Dream State, Linus Galleries
Permanent Display-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Harbor City, CA
15th Annual All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibit, Upstream People Gallery
Compix Media, Irvine, CA
2013 Silver Award, Emerging Artists Discovery Prize-Show Art Magazine - Issue 6, Magazine, Show Artists International

2012
From Head-2-Toez Salon, Huntington Beach, CA
2012 International Art Show Online Exhibit - Abstract Top 15 most voted for Artist, Guests Gallery American Art Awards
Online International Exhibition
2012 Juried All Media Exhibition - Palos Verdes Art Center, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Evergreen Bank of China, Beijing, China
Urban Trend Corporation, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
CA 101- Pop up Gallery Exhibit - RBAG, FRBA, Redondo Beach, CA
International Healing Art Project, Bridging Heaven and Earth Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA
Valour-Art Artists competition Hall of Fame - Online Gallery International Society of Experimental Artists
21st Annual Juried Exhibition and Art Symposium - Gloucester, Massachusetts
Art Takes Times Square, Artists Wanted Competition - Times Square (21x12 foot sign), New York, NY
Cloudmover Day Spa, Huntington Beach, CA
Thank You for Creating, Brit Week
2012 Artists Competition and Exhibition, L.A. ART Walk, Los Angeles, CA
Chelsea International Fine Art Competition and Exhibit - Agora Gallery, New York, NY
Wide Open 3, Brooklyn, NY

GALLERIES

Fine Art America
Upstream People Gallery
Art Wanted
Mutual Art
Artavita
ArtDoxa
Saatchi Art
ArtistBe.com
ArtPeople.net
Instagram
Pinterest
Tumblr

REVIEWS

"RALPH WHITE of Redondo Beach, California works very organically allowing the innate qualities of acrylic help to form his expressions. "Blistering" is quite effective and the sense of heat is very apparent. On a calmer note, "Summer Solstice", although strong with the red and yellow, the smoothness here helps to give the impression of summertime in the heat of August." - Laurence Bradshaw, Curator, Professor Emeritus of Art & Art History

"RALPH WHITE of Redondo Beach, California is very prolific with a style that cannot be missed. His luscious acrylic on canvas pieces are texturally rich. In his work "Positive Thoughts" he definitely expresses an upbeat with the warm and cool, high key painted melody of art. In a different mood, "Territory", vertically oriented with a mass admixture next to the larger yellowish movements upwards." - Laurence Bradshaw, Curator, Professor Emeritus of Art & Art History

"RALPH WHITE of Redondo Beach, California continues his signature style with the organic expressions in acrylic on canvas. The work "Kingdom" shows a sense of upward movement with many nuances in the created textural passages." - Laurence Bradshaw, Curator, Professor Emeritus of Art & Art History

"RALPH WHITE images are so calming, collectible and commercial that he has been a favorite artist of American corporations for years." - Highlight Hollywood

Laurence Bradshaw, commented that Ralph "...expands his technique with acrylic, especially in his piece Synapse, wherein the linear patterns give a nice, rhythmic flow."

"RALPH WHITE of Redondo Beach, California uses acrylic paint in a special legato-like manner wherein the paint flows seamlessly in part as seen in his piece "Distance". The movement and areas accented by special colors, is striking for such an organic method. "Maui Sunset" is incredible in terms of the way the pink and yellow of the sunset area meets the area of the blue water. The latter is one of the most successful of his works in his technique." - Laurence Bradshaw, Curator, Professor of Art

"RALPH WHITE of Redondo Beach, California has a signature style with moving, dripping paint and he is quite successful. The work “Ascension” is a great abstraction of the concept. And also, “Genesis” is richly dramatic in color, texture and especially movement." - Laurence Bradshaw, Curator, Professor of Art

"We have viewed Ralph’s images and find that his work reflects what many would called “Soup for the Soul”. He has a great ability to create movement with just the right amount of color. His images enlighten the viewer to become more in tune with the flow of things, they give a feeling of zen." - AQM Creative Masters

"RALPH WHITE of Redondo Beach, California has a special style in his ability to make acrylic work for his intentions. This is wonderfully developed in his recent work "Mystic Forest" - a rather large piece extending seventy-two inches in width. The rich textural qualities and the multi-colored abstracted trees make for a wonderfully strong painting." - Laurence Bradshaw, Curator, Professor of Art

RALPH WHITE of Redondo Beach, California has a special signature style with a wonderful sense of movement and the organic. His work "Cosmos" is tremendous with the interplay of large and small areas and warm and cool contrasts. And "Kimono" is fascinating with the richness of the color added to the special manipulation he has with the acrylic media. His "Riptide" done in dramatic light and dark, reds and ochre with deep purple is an outstanding variation in his repertoire. The yellow and ochre intermixture reinforces the idea of the title "Sierra". And the piece "Synapse" is amazing with the counter movements and the thin interweave. This work shows a technique that is somewhat unknown, adding to its greatness! - Laurence Bradshaw, Curator

AWARDS

Moths in the Light: 1st Place, Contemporary Art Gallery Online - "Abstract" Online Art Competition (2016)

Sierra: 2nd Place, Contemporary Art Gallery Online - "ALL Abstracts" Online Art Competition (2015)

Mustang: Best In Show - Acrylic, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Wide Open 2 National Juried Art Show
Juror - Nathan Trotman, Associate Curator - Guggenheim Museum

Vibe and Daydream: 4th Place Tie, 2014 American Art Awards, Category 6 - Abstract

Crystallize: NAE Judge's Award, Visual Arts Center of Punta Gorda, FL, 9th Biennial National Art Exhibition, February 2014

Lilies: 1st Place Abstract Expressionism, 2014 American Art Awards AND Award Winner, International Society of Acrylic Painters, 4th Annual Signature Members Show

Solar Flame: Diploma of Excellence, Media Art Biennial 3 2014, Art Addiction Online Gallery

2013 Silver Award, Emerging Artists Discovery Prize-Show Art Magazine - Issue 6, Magazine, Show Artists International

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Publications
"Northwest vs Southwest 2014" Artists Portfolio Magazine
Art Unlimited 101 Contemporary Artists, MOT Books 2014
Living Artists of Today: Contemporary Art Volume II, Mila Ryk, Xlibris Corporation, 2014
Newport Boats Lifestyle.14 Magazine, 2014
2014 Calendar of the Year, Ralph White
ART in America Museum Guide Book, Contemporary Art Network, 2012-2013
Painting in Acrylics Book the Indispensable Guide, Quarto Press, London, U.K.
Newport Boats Lifestyle.13 Magazine, 2013
2013 Calendar of the Year, Ralph White
Eyes on: Abstracts Book, BlazeHillPress, 2012
International Contemporary Artists Art Book Volume IV Book, IncoArtists, 2012
Art in America 2012 Guide- Book, Contemporary Art Network, 2012
Everything is Art - Special Edition Magazine Fall 2012
Newport Boats Lifestyle.12 - Magazine, 2012
2012 Calendar of the Year, Ralph White
Newport Boats Lifestyle.11 Magazine, 2011
ReImagine Contemporary Art, ArtNow International Corporation
2011 Calendar of the Year, Ralph White
Newport Boats Lifestyle.10 Magazine, 2010
2010 Calendar of the Year, Ralph White
Newport Boats Lifestyle.09 Magazine, 2009
2009 Calendar of the Year, Ralph White
Social Event To Aid the Cause of Art , The Daily Breeze, August 17, 2008
2008 Calendar of the Year, Ralph White
Soul Possibilities: The Art of Ralph White, Lee Ann Farmer, 2007
Abstracts 2007
Photosandart.com, 2007
2007 Calendar of the Year, Ralph White

COLLECTIONS

Permanent Display-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Harbor City, CA
Compix Media, Irvine, CA
SRG Law Group, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Baldwn Construction, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Cloudmover Day Spa, Huntington Beach, CA
Russakow / Greene & Tan LLP, Pasadena, CA
Head2Toez Salon, Huntington Beach, CA
RVM Construction, Anaheim, CA
Newport Boats, Newport Beach, CA

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