Erik ReeL


Born: Seattle, 1952
Lives and maintains studio in Portland, Oregon



Education


1975        Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, University of Washington, Seattle
1974        University of California, Berkeley
1971-73   Whitman College, Washington, mathematics and philosophy 



Selected Solo Shows


Erik ReeL : Zero Point, GraySpace Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2018


Erik ReeL : Full Circle, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, California, USA  (catalog), 2016


Silence, Director's Choice Show, SCIART, Camarillo, California, USA, 2014


Rebar at the Tool Room, Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, California, USA, 2014


Tabula Rasa, 643 Project Space, Ventura, US (catalog), 2013


60 @ 60, 60 paintings at 60 years, Ventura, California, USA, 2012


Markings I, Markings II, [two shows], B Street Project Space, Oxnard, California, USA, 2011 


Signs of a Lost Civilization, Vita Arts Center, Bell Arts Factory, Ventura, California, USA, 2011


Viva la Vida, Laurel Ventura Gallery, Ventura, California, USA, 2009


Quantum Dynamics of Painting, UCSB Faculty Club, Santa Barbara, California, US (catalog), 2008


Solo exhibitions, Caruso Woods Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008


Solo exhibition in three venues, Santa Barbara Visitors Bureau and Film Commission, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2003


Solo Exhibitions, Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2000, 2001, 2002 (2), 2003


Thirty Drawings, Mazey Hickey Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1987


Figure: Narrative, Whatcom County Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, Washington, USA, 1986


Testament, Cornish Institute for Allied Arts, Seattle, Wasshington, USA, 1984


Solo exhibitions, Jackson Street Gallery at 123 Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1983, 1984, 1985


I Dream the Shattering Price of Wisdom, The Warehouse Paintings, Ace Studios, Seattle, Washington, USA 1983


Wall Drawing, and/or, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1979, 1981


Facing Death, Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, USA, 1979


Alexander Sasanoff, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1975, 1977



Selected Collective Shows


Butler Institute for American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, USA, 2018


From the Collection, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, California, USA, 2017


Objects of Impossibility: Contemporary Abstraction, Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2017


Epiphany, Two-person show: Erik ReeL and Diane Silver, Porch Gallery, Ojai, California, USA, 2017


Art For Living, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art [CICA Museum], Seoul, South Korea, 2017


For the Earth, Postmodern, Washington, DC, US (catalog), 2016


Out of the Great Wide Open, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2015


Retablos For Peace, Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, California, USA, 2015


Standing in Boots, two-person exhibition with Nash Rightmer, WAV [Working Artists Ventura], Ventura, California, USA, 2014


Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2013, 2014


Art For Peace, Vita Art Center,  Bell Arts Center, Ventura, California, USA, 2013


SCIART, Camarillo, California, USA, 2012, 2013


Print Electronico, international exhibition of computer-generated art, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010


Epocha Nueva, Casa Del Mexicano, Santa Paula, California, USA, 2010


Turbulence, two-person show with Vonder Gray, Galerie 251, Ventura, USA, 2009


Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, USA, 2009, 2014


California State University, Channel Islands, Invitational, curated by Jack Reilly, California, USA, 2009


I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2008


Ventura County Arts Commission Show, curated by Paul Benavidas, Ventura, California, USA, 2008


Erik ReeL and Friends at the Love House, Love House, Ventura, California, USA, 2008


Best of Ventura County, Ventura County Arts Commission, Ventura, California, USA, 2008, 2009


Earth and Sky, Galerie 251, Ventura, California, USA, 2008


The Gay Pride Show, Caruso Woods Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2006, 2007, 2008


The Rainbow Alliance Show, LGBT Support Network Rainbow Alliance, Architexture, Ventura, California, USA, 2007


Picasso, Chagall, and Contemporary Master Prints, Modern Masters Gallery, Palm Desert, California, USA, 2006


71st SAGA Annual Print Show, Society of American Graphic Artists, New York, USA (catalog), 2004


17th Parkside National Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin, USA (catalog), 2004


Works on Paper, curated by Matthew Pruit, senior curator at the Menil collection, Houston, McNeese State University, Louisiana, USA, 2004


Montpelier Center for the Arts, Montpelier, Virginia, USA, 2004


24th National Print Exhibition, Artlink Contemporary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, 2004


Las Vegas Center for Art and Design, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 2004


Palindrome scrim, for multi-media piece with improvised score, choreography,  Signal+Noise,  CREATE + MAP [Media Art Lab] programs at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2004


Landscape Unlimited, Non-conventional takes on the American landscape, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2004


Caruso Woods Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2004


Elizabeth Edwards Gallery, Palm Desert, California, USA, 2003, 2005, 2006


Linda Moore Gallery, San Diego, California, USA, 2003


Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 2002, 2003


Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2000, 2001, 2002


Artists for World Peace, Pavilion for World Peace, Kobe, Japan, 2000


Artists for World Peace, Karpeles Museum and Manuscript Library, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2000


New York, LA, Seattle, Center on Contemporary Art [COCA], inaugural COCA traveling exhibition of artists based in the three cities,  Seattle, Washington; Los Angeles, California; New York, New York; 1985


City of Seattle Collects, curated by Howard Fox of LACMA, selections from the city of Seattle art collection, Seattle Art Museum Pavilion, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1984


East: West Dialogue, curated by Gene Barto of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, and Brooklyn Art Museum, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 1984


Face to Face, two-person show with Jimmy Jet, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1984


Jackson Street Gallery at 123 Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1984, 1985


Silver Birds, performance with Sue Ann Harkey, Seattle Art Museum Pavilion, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1984


Night Mind, performance with Sue Ann Harkey, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1984


A Reading After Robbe-Grillet, performance with Kathleen Hunt, Featured Reader, Poetry Seattle, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1984


Burning Angels, performance, Cabaret Voltaire and with dancers at the the Virginia Street Studio, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1984


Krakatoa Kriterion, exhibition of underground painters, curated by Erik ReeL, Jackson Street Gallery at 123 Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1984


Gallery Artists, Jackson Street Gallery at 123 Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1983


Chihuly et al., Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA, 19880


Eight Seattle Artists, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1979


Kodak International, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA, 1979


6500 x 20, an international invitational exhibition of work created on the Xerox 6500 color copier, and/or alternative space, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1978


Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington, USA, 1978


International Flux Fest, curated by George Maciunas, and/or alternative space, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1977


National Drawing Show, curated by Wayne Thiebaud, Del Mar Museum, Corpus Christie, Texas, USA, 1976



Collections


Represented in private collections based in Buenos Aires, Berlin, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Houston, Indianapolis, London, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Oakland, Paris, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Santa Fe [NM], Seattle, and Seoul.


Public collections include the permanent collections of: Morris Graves Museum of Art, Seattle City Light, City of Seattle, Czong Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum of Ventura County.



Selected lectures, panels, and symposia


Public lecture in conjunction with solo exhibition at Whatcom County Museum, Bellingham, Washington, 1986.


Panel on Art Criticism and Contemporary Painting, in conjunction with solo exhibition Whatcom County Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, Washington, 1986.


Symposium on Visual Art and Media: Politics and Critique. Seattle Media Library, 1985.


Critics Symposium on Painting, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, 1985.


From Titian to Clemente: Transformations in the Painterly Tradition in Italy. Public lecture, Cornish Institute of the Arts, Seattle, Washington, 1984.


The Rebirth of Painting. Public lecture, Seattle Art Museum, 1984.


Dialectics of Transavantguardism: Wolfgang Max Faust vs. Germano Celant, Public lecture, Seattle Public Library, 1984.


Graffito Graphics: the Berlin Wall, Urban Graffiti, and the New Painting. Public lecture, Seattle Pacific University, 1984.


Sources in My Work, public lecture, Cornish Institute for the Arts, Seattle, 1984.


Painting Today, Public lecture, Cornish Institute for the Arts, Seattle, 1984.


Painterly Painting, Again, Public lecture, Seattle Art Museum, 1984.


Late Painting: Picasso, Matisse, de Chirico, Chagall, et alia, Public lecture, Seattle Art Museum, 1983.


Late de Chirico and the Next Generation: Clemente, Palladino, Cucci, Public lecture, Seattle Central Community College, 1983.


Teaching Color Theory: Gerrittsen Schema, RGB, Hex, and the Preparation of Visual Artists and Designers for a Digital World, Public lecture, Lecture series, Seattle Public Library, 1983.


Teaching Color Theory: Gerrittsen Schema, RGB, Hex, and the Preparation of Visual Artists and Designers for a Digital World, Public lecture, Lecture serieis, Seattle Central Community College, 1983.


Color Theory: The Bauhaus Tradition Today: Itten, Klee, Albers, Dahn, ReeL, Public lecture, Seattle Central Community College, 1982.


Color Theory: Gerrittsen Schema, Visual Constancies, Color Effect, and Painting. Public lecture, Seattle Central C. College,k 1981.


An Objective Criterion for Temperature Contrast: Itten was Wrong, Seattle Central College Auditorium, 1981.


Fluxus Flumoxed, Public lecture commemorating the passing of George Maciunas, founder of Fluxus, Seattle Masonic Hall, 1980.


Color Theory Today: Preparing Visual Artists for the Computer Age, Why Teach Hexidecimal and RGB Representations. Seattle Public Library, 1980.


Color Theory Today: Why Classical Mixing Theories Do Not Work, Seattle Public Library, 1980.


Color Theory Today: Gerrittsen Schema, Transmission Curves, and Digital Representations, Seattle Central Community College Auditorium, 1980.


Color Theory: A Comprehensive Conceptual Scheme for Artists and Designers, Public lecture, Seattle Public Library, 1980.


The Role of Visual Constancies in the Teaching of Color Theory to Artists and Designers, Public Lecture, Seattle Central Community College, 1980.


Edwin Land and the Revolution in Perceptual Psychology in the 1950s and Its Impact on Color Theory: What Artists Need to Know, Public Lecture, Seattle Central Community College, 1980.


Voltaire's Cafe: Performance Art Today, Evergreen State College, 1979.


Performance Art Today: Sources and Contexts, Public lecture, Washington Hall, Seattle, 1979.


For Bibliography and background see Bibliography and Bio.