Graphic Realistic Painter
Serge Gay Jr. (b. Port-au-Prince, Republic of Haiti, 1984) is a Grammy nominated creative director and art director based in San Francisco, CA. Also a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer, Gay Jr. is a third generation artist. His art infuses inspiration from living in cities from coast to coast. Influence in his work can be found from the culture sociology of his homeland of Haiti, New York, Miami, Detroit and San Francisco. He studied art at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL, and the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. Gay Jr. continues to explore and share his talent with the world through career oriented and non-profit freelance projects.
"Prince 2 Queens" Series
Voss Gallery presents “Prince 2 Queens,” a solo exhibition of autobiographically inspired paintings by Serge Gay Jr. that depict the immigrant story as an American story of resilience and perseverance (showing through October 31, 2020).
“This is a 'Coming to America,' part one of a two part exhibition series about community and immigration. The work is inspired by my family’s history of immigrating to the United States from Port-au-Prince, Haiti in the mid-80s and how we tried to adapt and build a sense of culture and community in Queens, New York. Like immigrant stories in the past–the dream and the search for a better life–I wanted to create a sense of belonging and hope, even when communities are being torn apart. I invite viewers to examine and experience the immigrant story, as the American story in a new light and through my own lens. A story of trying to succeed against all odds in a country not designed or built for you.” —Serge Gay Jr.