David Reed was born in 1946 in San Diego, California and currently lives and works in New York. His work is featured in institutional collections worldwide, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; The Art Institute of Chicago; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; FRAC – Auverge, Clermont Ferrand; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond; Roswell Museum and Art Center, NM; Sammlung Goetz, Munich; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS, among others. Recent solo institutional exhibitions include “David Reed - You look good in blue,” Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland (2001, traveled to Kunstverein Hannover, Germany); “Leave Yourself Behind. Paintings and Special Projects 1967–2005,” Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, KS (2005, traveled to Roswell Museum and Art Center, NM; Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles); “David Reed: Lives of Paintings,” Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR (2008); “David Reed – Heart of Glass, Paintings and Drawings 1967–2012,” Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (2012); “The Mirror and The Pool,” Kunstmuseum Krefeld, Museum Haus Lange, Germany (2015); “Two by Two: Mary Heilmann & David Reed,” Museum für Gegenwart, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany (2015), and “David Reed: Vice and Reflection – An Old Painting, New Paintings and Animations,” Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL (2016).
Fairs, Events & Announcements
Lynda Benglis, Abraham Cruzvillegas, David Reed
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6pm
Museum of Modern Art, New York
This conversation will explore the varied forms and paths of a life dedicated to making art. Contemporary artists will share observations, thoughts, and questions about the careers of artists featured in the exhibition The Long Run, currently on view at MoMA through November 4. David Reed will speak on Joan Mitchell. Other participants will include Lynda Benglis and Abraham Cruzvillegas. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.moma.org.
Joan Mitchell, No Rain, 1976, Museum of Modern Art, New York © Estate of Joan Mitchell
Dialogues with Painting
David Reed and Kim Conaty on Mary Corse
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 7pm
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
This program considers Mary Corse’s experiments with painting by examining process, materials, and forms in the ongoing exhibition Mary Corse: A Survey in Light. David Reed and curator Kim Conaty will discuss Corse’s practice in front of the works themselves. To attend the event, purchase tickets at whitney.org.
Friday, April 6, 2018, 4:50pm
School of Visual Arts Theatre, New York
As part of the symposium Body of Work: Contemporary Artists’ Estates and Conservation, David Reed reflects on the experience of revisiting his early brushmark paintings, forty years after their making, for the 2016–17 exhibition Painting Paintings (David Reed) 1975. To attend this free event, register for the symposium at www.bodyofwork2018.com.