Reggie Casagrande was born in Fairfax, VA. and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She studied at Syracuse University and UCLA. Casagrande started her career in New York working for fashion photographer Sante D’Orazio and spent the next couple of years in Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia honing her craft shooting celebrities and focusing on fashion photography. Her work has been published in PAPER, Elle, theFader, and Details magazines. After several years as a commercial photographer she decided to pursue her passion and focus on contemporary art. Casagrande founded the magazine and web forum Lipsticktracez in April 2008 where she publishes features on contemporary art and design culture. Paradise Lost is her first solo exhibition.