Serge Gay Jr.

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.

"P.S. I Love You" Series

Composed as a love letter to Palm Springs, “P.S. I Love You” captures the artist’s fondness for the iconic destination lodged in the stylish Mid-Century Modern design. Popularized in the 1930s as a fashionable getaway for the Hollywood elite, the human-built utopia has become a haven for creatives lured to the vast desert as an artistic escape and source for inspiration. The open and elemental landscape serves as a limitless canvas to project fantasies onto. Illustrating the surreal and alluring nature of the oasis, Gay Jr. surrounds saturated scenes of leisure with monochromatic dreamlike markings in admiration for a city notorious for nurturing self-expression.

“Palm Springs inspires me to be creative in every way. In all its glory, I want to celebrate this beautiful place that I love. This is the story of how the city–which I consider to be a work of art and world treasure–makes me feel.” –Serge Gay Jr.

Serge Gay Jr.'s "P.S. I Love You" solo exhibition at Voss Gallery (October 11 - November 2, 2019) was featured in The Desert Sunread the article here! View install images of the exhibition and event photographs from the Opening Reception on our website.