Blake Rayne is a painter who uses mixed-media within his work. In order to make a painting, Rayne folds, sews, cuts, and drapes his materials, creating a scene of scribbled lines or images. His projects emphasize the labor that creativity entails, and his paintings are often displayed alongside their packing crates to serve as a reminder of the physical action required to deliver a finished work. Rayne was a part of the group exhibition "Besides, With, Against, and Yet: Abstraction and the Ready-Made Gesture", at The Kitchen in 2009.