David Reed

About

David Reed (born 1946) is an abstract painter, installation sculptor, video artist, and printmaker. His style is complex and organic, emphasizing color, structure, form, and abstraction. Reed has the uncanny ability to define movement using large blocks of richly saturated, free-flowing forms—abstracted and exaggerated brush marks—which are applied with varying layers of translucency to reveal the luminosity of the canvas beneath. With bright hues and broad strokes, Reed’s style is unmistakable.

Biography


David Reed was born in San Diego, California, in 1946. He received his bachelor’s degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon and also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting in Maine. Following his education, Reed moved to New York City where he continues to live and work. His accomplishments are vast and include fellowships from The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, The National Endowment of the Arts, and The Rockefeller Foundation. Reed also received a grant from The Roswell Museum and Art Center. Reed is an accomplished artist whose work continues to receive high acclaim.

Reed lives and works in New York City.

Exhibition

2012 – “Heart of Glass, Paintings and Drawings 1967-2012,” Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany

2011 – Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

2010 – Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany

2010 – “Works on Paper,” Peter Blum Soho, New York, New York

2009 – “Recent Paintings,” Häusler Contemporary, Munich, Germany

2008 – “David Reed: Lives of Paintings,” Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

2007 – Max Protetch Gallery, New York

2006 – Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany

2005 – “Leave Yourself Behind: Paintings and Special Projects 1967–2005,” Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas; Traveled to: Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico; and Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University, Los Angeles, California

2005 – Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland

2004 – Max Protetch Gallery, New York

2004 – Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

2003 – Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany

2002 – Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York

2002 – Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2001 – “You Look Good in Blue,” Kunstmuseum St. Gallens, Switzerland; Traveled to: Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany

2000/01 Galerie Bob Van Orsouw, Zurich, Switerland

2000 – Galerie Rolf Ricke Cologne, Germany

1999 – “David Reed — Painting/Vampire Study Center,” Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1999 – Galerie Xippas Paris, France

1998 – “David Reed Paintings: Motion Pictures,” Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California; Traveled to: The Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York

1997 – Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany

1997 – Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland

1997 – Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1996 – Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada

1996 – “New Paintings for the Mirror Room and Archive in a Studio off the Courtyard,” Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

1995 – “David Reed,” Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; Traveled to: the Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany (with Beat Streuli) and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany

1995 – Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York

1993 – Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany

1992 – Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York

1992 – Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

1991 – Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany

1991 – Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York

1989 – Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York

1988 – Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1988 – Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York

1986 – Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York

1985 – Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York

1983 – Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York

1980 – Institute for Art and Urban Resources / The Clocktower, New York, New York

1980 – Painting Residency, Fashion Moda, Bronx, New York

1979 – Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York

1977 – Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1977 – Max Protetch Gallery, New York

1977 – Protetch-McIntosh Gallery, Washington, District of Columbia

1876 – Rush Rhees Gallery, University of Rochester, New York

1975 – Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, New York

1975 – Faculty Office Building Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

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