Rick Reese is a Southern California painter, collage artist and educator. Rick's artwork is shown both nationally and locally in galleries throughout Southern California where he currently resides. His work is a reflection of the chaotic blend of visual information one is confronted with daily. It visually elevates the pedestrian while recontextualizing bits of signage, illustrative advertising, and debris found in the outside world. In his work, Rick raises questions of authorship and ownership, giving a nod to the past in order to create new works that speak of the present.