OSIRIS RAIN

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Osiris Rain (b.1986) is an international award winning post contemporary representational painter who received his formal studies for painting in Florence, Italy, at the Angel Academy of Art, and in Norway, under Odd Nerdrum. 

Rain’s work is collected internationally and has been featured in publications such as The Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and The Huffington Post. His work is part of the permanent collection of the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Spain. 

  

      EDUCATION

2005- Assistant to Odd Nerdrum, Stavern, Norway 

2003- Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy 

      AWARDS

- Selected Artist, ArtPop Billboard Exhibition

- Finalist, 2015 Art Renewal Center International Salon Competition

- Semi-Finalist 2015 BP Portrait Award, United Kingdom

- Finalist, 2014 Art Renewal Center International Salon Competition

- Finalist - 7th Annual, Raymar Fine Art Contest

- Finalist - 2013 Richeson 75, Figure and Portrait Competition

- Finalist - The Artist's Magazine's 30th Annual Art Competition, Portraits and Figures Category.

- Grand Prize Recipient, Brian Neher's "You Be The Judge" Contest 2013

- Finalist, 2013 Florence Academy of Art's Summer Scholarship Competition

- 5th Place in Self Portrait Category, Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition 2012

- 2005 Odd Nerdrum-Summer Residency Program, Norway 

- 2004 Artist in Residence, Beamhouse Gallery, Beamsville, Ontario

      


PRESS AND PUBLICATION

2014

Artists to Watch, Southwest Art Magazine

- Au Courant Magazine

- The Epoch Times 

- The Huffington Post

- Fine Art Connoisseur 

- Plein Air Magazine

2013

- The Nerdrum School, Orfeus Publishing, Hardcover

- Southwest Art Magazine

- Richeson 75, 2013 Exhibit Catalog, (Hardcover)

- The Artist's Magazine

- Artists on Art Magazine 

- Portrait Society of America, Art of the Portrait Journal 

2012

- Creative Loafing Charlotte, June 2012, Two Images and Review 

- Issue #35, The Figure, Revolution Art Magazine, April 2012 (Hardcover)

2011

- Publication- Kitsch, More Than Art (Hardcover), Publication date September 30, 2011