Retrofit Painting is a conceptual project and luxury brand. Founded by artist Thomas Ray Willis in 2013, Retrofit Painting sells designer paintings crafted as objects for everyday use and can be identified by the engraved RP monogram or their use of the painting stretcher motif.
Retrofit Painting is based in New York City and sells its exclusive items through standalone boutiques (such as at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 2015 P3studio summer residency on the Las Vegas Strip or the deCordova Sculpture Park near Boston, Massachusetts) or through the website.
Retrofit Painting’s mission is to expand and mobilize the use and consumption of high art through their unique brand.
Retrofit Painting was made possible by The Art Production Fund of New York, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Wellesley College, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Casablanc Boston, and Bombay Sapphire. Special thanks to Casey Fremont, Kathleen Lynch, Krista Chmielewski, Justin Favela, Eric Petitti, David Ryan, Mikayla Whitmore, Darlin Frometa, Michael Maizels, Camille Dantin, Claire Whitman, Jessica Doherty, Abby Duren, Kayte Duren, Krystal Ramirez, Jesse Smigel, Jennifer Kleven, Victor Torres, Christie Lee, Audrey Barcio, Larry Knowles, David Teng Olsen, Maggie Devries, Jack Wolfe, Cait Dana, Pat Dagle, Wigbert Wiggz Caro, Marty Nee, Ileana Selejan, Lexi Lee Sullivan, Kate Legg, Samantha Cataldo, Liz Leahy, Julie Bernson, Emily Garner, Deborah Lee, Duy Hoang, Liz Gardner, Sarah Sherman, Misty Cranston-Bates, Lauren Termini, Steve Lewis, Jon Tee, Ximi Bobadilla, and David Kinchen.