November 1 – December 22, 2018

First Thursday opening November 1, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
First Thursday with the artist December 6, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Gallery hours Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00am to 6:00 pm and by appointment

THE WORK
After spending summer and early fall participating in four artist residencies across North America, Ralph Pugay returns for his second solo exhibition at Upfor. In addition to the vibrant paintings Pugay is known for, the exhibition includes limited-edition screen prints begun at Atelier Circulaire in Montreal, Canada, as well as a series of drawings created during his time at the Rauschenberg Residency at Captiva, Florida and the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

THE ARTIST
Ralph Pugay (b. 1983 in Cavite, Philippines) holds an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University and is a residency graduate of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and the Vermont Studio Center. He was recently the artist in residence with the Joan Mitchell Foundation in New Orleans, LA; the Rauschenberg Foundation at Captiva, FL; Atelier Circulaire in Montreal, ON and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL. Pugay’s awards include a Betty Bowen Award from the Seattle Art Museum, Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award, Hallie Ford Rauschenberg Residency Fellowship and an Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship. He is based in Portland, Oregon.