38: Wayne Rainey

Categories: 100 Creatives

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.

Wayne Rainey
Wayne Rainey is a third generation native whose grandfather was a cattle rancher and cotton farmer. He is an ardant supporter of the arts and artists in Arizona and the owner of the monOrchid Creative Co lab and Studios on Roosevelt Row and until very recently Holga's artist's apartments.

His work has won several awards and been published in Art in America, Communication Arts, Photo District News and he and or his projects have been cited in both the LA and NY Times as a major catalyst in the development of downtown Phoenix and its arts scene.

Rainey says his mission is to support, explore, challenge, and champion the ways arts and artists integrate into urban communities and make the city sustainably whole and incidently oh so cool.

Wayne Rainey
I came to Phoenix with . . . I'm a native -- my family has been here for generations.

Wayne Rainey
I make art because. . . words can only tell a part of a story -- art allows us to contemplate the whole.

I'm most productive when . . . I'm working with other creatives. I love to riff and art is music.

My inspiration wall is full of . . . all sorts of tears from photo mags and books. I have dozens of books from the masters.

I've learned the most from . . . trial and error. If I'm completely comfortable, there's a good chance I missed an opportunity.

Good work should always. . . speak for itself -- no caption needed.

Wayne Rainey
The Phoenix creative scene could use more . . . self esteem -- Phoenix and especially its universities have a bad case of "anyone from somewhere else." We have an enourmously rich talent pool here and too often we fail to see and nuture what is right before us. Because of this, we have talent suck from other cities.

Wayne Rainey
The Creatives, so far ... (And while you're here, check out 100 Tastemakers on Chow Bella.)

Wayne Rainey
100:Lara Plecas
99. Isaac Caruso
98. Brandon Gore
97. Kelsey Dake
96. Hector Ruiz
95. Caroline Battle
94: Jennifer Campbell
93. Jeff Chabot
92. Tiffiney Yazzie
91. Daniel Germani
90. Irma Sanchez
89. Daniel m. Davis
88. Kirstin Van Cleef
87. Emmett Potter
86. Sarah Hurwitz
85. Christine Cassano
84. Fred Tieken
83. Lindsay Kinkade
82. Ruben Galicia
81. Robert Uribe
80. Heidi Abrahamson
79. Josephine Davis
78. Travis Ladue
77. Taz Loomans
76. Mikey Jackson
75. Alex Empty
74. Joe Ray
73. Carol Roque
72. Daniel Funkhouser
71. Carla Chavarria
70. Hugo Medina
69. Cavin Costello
68. Claire Carter
67. Lindsay Tingstrom
66. Catherine Ruane
65. Christopher Crosby
64. Aaron Johnson
63. Brenda Eden
62. Colton Brock
61. Ernesto Moncada
60. Benjamin Phillips
59. Brad Armstrong
58. Angela Hardison
57. Tyler Quinn
56. Andrew James Benson
55. Charles Anthony Darr
54: Tiffe Fermaint
53. Eric Cox
52. Victor Vasquez
51. John Randall Nelson
50. Lauren Lee
49. Kyle Jordre
48. Julie C. Kent
47. Sean Deckert
46. Niba DelCastillo
45. Joseph Benesh
44. Ashley Harder
43. Dan Vermillion
42. Daniel Shepherd
41. James B. Hunt
40. Lori Fenn
39. Seth Gideon Fainkujen

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