Carla E. Reyes

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Untitled Collage II, 2000 Acrylic + Mixed Media On Canvas 60in X 60in © Carla E. Reyes
Untitled I, 2000 Acrylic + Mixed Media On Canvas 60in X 60in © Carla E. Reyes
Oxidation, 2007 Acrylic + Mixed Media On Canvas 36 Diameter © Carla E. Reyes
Microbes Series, I, 2007 Acrylic + Mixed Media On Canvas 48in X 48in © Carla E. Reyes
Carla Reyes at Art Around the Park 2007 © Photo by Michael Thaler
Urban Impressionism: NYC Study III - LIC, 2008 Acrylic + Mixed Media On Canvas 18in X 24in © Carla E. Reyes
Urban Impressionism: NYC Study II, 2006 Acrylic + Mixed Media On Canvas Board 12in X 16in © Carla E. Reyes
Urban Impressionism Suite I: NYC - Habitat, 2009 Acrylic + Mixed Media On Canvas 20in X 30in © (c) 2009 Carla E. Reyes
Urban Impressionism Suite I: NYC - Vertebrate, 2009 Acrylic + Mixed Media On Canvas 18in X 36in © (c) 2009 Carla E. Reyes
Miscommunications Study II, 2008 Acrylic + Mixed Media On Canvas 6in X 12in © (c) 2008 Carla E. Reyes
Micommunications: Can You See? (Braille), 2008 Acrylic + Mixed Media On Canvas 24in X 12in © (c) 2008 Carla E. Reyes
Miscommunications: A History of Disregarded Thoughts, 2009 Mixed Media On Canvas (Pipe Cleaners, Toothpick, Dried Lentils, Lime Plaster, Sand) 12in X12in © (c) 2009 Carla E. Reyes
Mother Nature, 2000 Acrylic + Mixed Media On Canvas 18in X 26in © Carla E. Reyes
Personal Peace Mini Flower Garden, 2008 Acrylic + Mixed Media On Canvas 5in X 5in © (c) 2008 Carla E. Reyes
Becoming, 2001 Acrylic + Mised Media On Canvas 19in Diameter © Carla E. Reyes
Texture Garden: Flora I, 2008 Acrylic + Mixed Media On Canvas 24in X 24in © Carla E. Reyes
Texture Garden Series: Flora IV, 2010 Acrylic And Mixed Media On Canvas 36in X 48in © (c) 2010 Carla E. Reyes
Texture Garden: Flora VI, 2010 Acrylic And Mixed Media On Canvas 40in X 30in © 40in x 30in (c) 2010 Carla E. Reyes
Quick Facts
New York
Lives in
New York
Works in
New York
Representing galleries
Yashar Gallery + Brooklyn Art Studios, Raandesk Gallery of Art, Leche-Vitrines Art Alliance
mixed-media, sculpture


Carla E. Reyes is a painter and mixed media collage artist who creates low relief, sculptural and textural paintings. She is interested in the process of art making as a primitive and visceral experience; a ritualistic compulsion shared by humankind since its origins. She is visually inspired by the colors and textures of nature, early works of art and decoration, and the interaction between natural and man-made surfaces. Through texture, abstract form, and image, she explores and alludes to the fundamental elements and mysteries of nature and existence: impermanence, decay, regeneration, birth, growth, history, archeology and spirituality. Carla creates representational as well as abstract images- visualizing a particular form or motif, but allowing the creative process and chosen materials to dictate the end result. Collage materials may include branches, leaves, sand, and pebbles, among others. She enjoys working on the floor; creating a more physical interaction with the work, and also builds her own handmade shaped canvases.

"I create groupings of works in organic evolving series. Though different, they all share an interest in surface texture,  explore a variety of traditional and unconventional materials, and respond to themes of nature and human existence. Artistic influences can range from indigenous art forms, to historical movements, to contemporary art; depending on the works and their intentions. Research and reading can play a part where deeper understanding is needed, as well as the collection of reference materials. Other works are more spontaneous and intuitive, driven by the hands-on process, over concept.”

Carla E. Reyes is a professional fine and decorative artist, exhibiting and selling her artwork in NYC and along the East Coast in commercial galleries, non-profit, and alternative spaces, since 2000. She received her B.F.A. in Restoration and Fine Arts, and her Color Specialist certification, from F.I.T., NYC, and her MA in Art Education at CUNY City College of New York, NYC. Carla also works as a decorative interior finisher, theater scenic artist, muralist, and art educator. Carla’s artwork has been featured in a variety of publications and media including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, BBC World News, The Queens Chronicle, and more. Her work has been represented by Raandesk Gallery of Art in NYC, and Leche Vitrines Art Alliance in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Carla currently works out of her studio at Brooklyn Art Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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