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Jeremiah D. Reeves

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Denver, CO

Lives in

Works in


Kentucky Wesleyan College, 2002, BFA
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn

exhibition/performance, traditional, modern, realism, performance, mixed-media, figurative, abstract


I can write about art just fine, it is hard to write about my own. At least my paintings are the hardest to talk about. Sometimes, I don’t really know what I’m saying. I just paint it. Then I see what needs to be fixed or brought out, or balanced and I do that. I combine content and ideas and play with the plasticity of the paint.

I can tell you that my work is governed by line and color. I can also tell you that I am influenced by the art that has come before me. I use color as an expressive means. Line helps solidify, separate, divide, strengthen and diminish what is on my canvas. Color does the same. I paint until it ‘feels’ right; until thought merges with emotion as synthesized by sight.

This synthesis produces what I refer to as ‘my myth.’ I read once that a myth is a union between logic and intuition. This is what I am after. Sometimes this myth becomes a story; hence narrative resonates in my paint. Sometimes this is a dialogue between the images. Sometimes it is the mere presence of my marks reciting the details of their creation.



Artist's Resume

Jeremiah D. Reeves
Born 1983 in Denver, CO
Phone: 270.302.3974

2007    BFA with honors, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2006    Study Abroad Program, Pratt Institute, Venice, Italy
2002-05    Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, KY    

Solo Exhibitions
2007    Meaning…I Mean Meanie, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2005    Paintings by Jeremiah Reeves, 524 Allen Street, Owensboro, KY

Group Exhibitions
2008    Portrait of J.B., Tiny Theater! Festival, Ontological-Hysteric Incubator, New York, NY
    Hospitium, Galapagos Art Space, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
    Output, reBar, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
2007    Holiday Show, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
    Output, reBar, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
    Painting/Drawing, Rubelle & Norman Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    Art of the Book, Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn, NY
    Good News:  Walking Newspaper Project, Hans Hs Winkler, Central Park, NY
2006    Pratt in Venice, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2005    Fall Group Show, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
    Student Group Show, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, KY

 2009    The Radiator Game, APAE, J.E. Smith Gallery, 413 Main Street Evansville, IN
    A Centering Action:  Rocket Ritual, APAE; Owensboro, KY
                  30 Day Chart:  Self as Subject.  Owensboro, KY
                  Rocket Launch.  Panther Creek Park, Owensboro, KY
    Balloon Rockets.  Owensboro, KY
2008       CT SCAN: 11.12.08. Owensboro, KY
    Cervical X-Ray:  10.19.08. Owensboro, KY
    Where Are the Snows of Yesteryear…in a yahoo chat room?!? Owensboro, KY
    Untitled (Sounds).  Brooklyn, NY
    Portrait of J.B., Tiny Theater! Ontological-Hysteric Incubator, Ontological Theater at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, New York, NY
2007         P-1:  Pigeon(-toed).  150 Walworth Street, Brooklyn, NY
    S-Eagle:  Seagull (the substitute-eagle).  150 Walworth Street, Brooklyn, NY
    SuperMe!  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
    Sound Drawing.  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
    Rex Oedipus.  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
    A Serendipitous Action:  Telephones.  Payphones; 323 Myrtle Ave, New York, NY
    Cake Wish. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
    Two Eggs Over Easy. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
    Untitled (Eating). 141 Spencer Street, Brooklyn, NY
    Harvest My Breath:  Reap What You Sow.  Good News:  Walking Newspaper Project;  Central Park, NYC
2005          wolF sgnisselB llA mohW morF, Owensboro, KY
Publications & Reviews
Gary Emord-Netzley, Messenger-Inquirer, “Artists Take Action with Experiment to test Potential
of Contemporary Art.” 29 March 2009
Gary Emord-Netzley, Messenger-Inquirer, “Pushing the bounds of art with Action Potential Arts
     Experiment.” 29 March 2009
Vent Magazine, “Art of the City:  A.P.A.E.” April 2009:  10-11
bbarbareschi, "Tiny Theater!" Culturebot. 24 May 2008 <>
Hans HS Winkler, Good News: Walking Newspaper Project, New York, NY March 2007: 4.
NY Arts Magazine, "Tips+Picks." October 2006 <>


Recent Exhibits

Jeremiah D. Reeves participated in these exhibits:

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