Willy Reed

Artist Biography Born San Francisco, CA,

1988 Lives in Los Angeles, CA

Education B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing, California College of the Arts, 2015 High Distinction

Employment Fabricator and Designer – I work on a project basis designing and constructing objects for clients such as prop stylists, event producers, artists and institutions.

Solo Exhibitions

2017

“Turbo Nectar” Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2015

“Acai Berry Vape” (BFA Senior Exhibition) Campus Center Galleries, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014

“Untitled” Either Way, Los Angeles, CA Group Exhibitions

2017

“All the Small Things” Steven Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Trout fishing in America” City Limits Gallery, Oakland, CA

“House Party” 931 Benton, Los Angeles, CA

2016

“Wear are they now” Pickles, Los Angeles, CA

“Daydreamer II” Quality Gallery, Oakland, CA

“Shaky Towns” Alter Space, San Francisco, CA

“The House of Special Purpose” 99¢ Plus, Brooklyn, NY

2015

“Year of the Goose” Either Way, Los Angeles, CA

“L. Fong Healing Arts Centre” Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA

“Painting Expelled” Campus Center Galleries, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

“Designo 7” Oliver Center for Art, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 2014

“Fertile Ground” Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

“Fertile Ground Alcove Projects” Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

“They’re There” (Curated by Dane Johnson) Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

“Keep Eyes Anniversary” Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Figure/Ground” (Curated by Gideon Chase) Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013

“Locals Only” RVCA VASF Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011

“DRUGS Crew” New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Art in the Streets” Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2010

“Zineblasters” Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Awards

Ralls Scholarship in Painting, California College of the Arts (2014)

Presidential Scholarship, Pacific Northwest College of the Arts (2011)

Lectures and Teaching

2018

“It Just Came Gushing Out the Tube: Examining the Latent Function of Frozen Yogurt Interior Design” Placetalks, Prelinger Library, San Francisco, CA

 

2017

Guest Artist, Ruby Neri’s Introduction to Painting, UCLA Undergraduate

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