Independent curator Kathy Rae Huffman and Erik ReeL at the Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California, 2016, photo: Rhonda P. Hill

Publications About Erik ReeL

Catalogs and Monographs

Erik ReeL: Full Circle, Morris Graves Museum of Art, exhibition catalog,  2016
Carlsson, Jae. Tabula Rasa. Exhibition catalog,  2013.
Erik ReeL: From the Private Collection. Catalog. Centaur: 2013
Arconi, Nikki. Painting Catalog: 1250 -1456, Centaur: 2010.
Erik ReeL: Painting: Catalog 1352 – 1401, Centaur: 2010.
Erik ReeL: Works on Paper, Centaur: 2009.
Erik ReeL: Paintings, Centaur: 2009.
Chaos. Exhibition catalog, 2009.
Quantum Dynamics of Painting, exhibition catalog, 2008.
Erik ReeL: paintings and drawings. 110 plates, Centaur: 2008.
Erik ReeL. Face to Face. New World: 2008.
17th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper, exhibition catalog, 2004.
17th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, exhibition catalog. Wisconsin: 2004.


Ruins of Runes, may 2014 Sean Riehl on Erik ReeL video
Interview with Erik ReeL june 2013
Interview with Erik ReeL january 2013 KAQB


Epiphany:  Erik ReeL and Diane Silver Eric Minh Swenson 2017
The Visual Language of Erik ReeL Sean Riehl 2014

Selected Sources

Leslie Westbrook, Welcome to Planet ReeL, oct 2017
Nathan Vonk, Out of the Great Wide Open at MCASB,  feb 2015
Nelson Jesson, Semiotic Abstraction, nov 2013
Tracy Hudak, A Painter With a View, april 2013
Christian Reed, Oh, Those Pesky Tag Memes, feb 2013
Ben Chinay, Signs of a Lost Civilization, dec 2011
Nikki Arconi, Recent Paintings, catalog essay, nov 2010
Erik ReeL 2172, Tutustu kiinnostaviin ideoihin! Mark Making, Words, and Asemic Writing


Kit Boise-Cossart, Erik ReeL, GraySpace Santa Barbara, nov 2018
Leslie Dinaberg, Erik ReeL: Zero Point & Rhonda P. Hill: Blurred Boundaries: Fashion as an Art, sept 2018
Erik ReeL at the Butler Institute of American Art july 2018
Leslie Westbrook, Welcome to Planet ReeL, oct 2017
Nathan Vonk, Out of the Great Wide Open at MCASB,  feb 2015
ReeL Grand Slam, nov 2014
Nash Rightmer & Erik ReeL’s “Standing in Boots” may 2014
Nelson Jesson, Semiotic Abstraction, nov 2013
Tracy Hudak, A Painter With a View, april 2013
Christian Reed, Oh, Those Pesky Tag Memes, feb 2013
Nathan Vonk, How Soon is Now?, june 2012
Ted Mills, In the Abstract Bedroom, june 2012
Ben Chinay, Signs of a Lost Civilization, dec 2011
Nicole D’Amore. Faces are Archeteypes, aug 2008
Ashley Olive. Erik ReeL at FrameWorks, oct 2008
Joseph Woodard. Joie de Vivre, sept 2004
Charles Donelan. The Riviera American-style, sept 2003
Sarah McIver, ReeL Irrational Exuberance, may 2003
Anita Farina, ReeL’s Bagdad Hotel, august 2003
David Jensen, Arte Tropicana and the ReeL Thing, june 2003
Annette Sorel, ReeL Splash of Color, may 2002
Joseph Woodard, Pools and Lines, may 2002
Delores Tarzan, ReeL at Cornish Institute, Seattle Times, sept 1984
Regina Hackett, ReeL at and/or, review, Seattle P-I, january 1981
Lisa Thomas, ReeL Splash of Color, june 1977

Related Articles, VAM Improvisational Painting, 7 july 2014
Jae Carlsson, Erik ReeL, Tabula Rasa catalog, april 2013
Raphael Rubinstein, Provisional Painting Part 2: To Rest Lightly on Earth, feb 2012
Nikki Arconi, Recent Paintings, catalog essay, nov 2010
Raphael Rubinstein, Provisional Painting, may 2009

Writing by Erik ReeL

On Visual Art

Matisse in Long Beach aug 2018
Mark Bradford at Hauser & Wirth may 2018
Yumiko Glover: Pushing the Button 2058 Times may 2018
The Art Market 2017 12 jan 2018
Chagall: Fantasies on Stage at LACMA  12 nov 2017
Jimmie Durham: Art at the Center of the World  
11 april 2017
Jean Dubuffet Drawings at the Hammer 10 april 2017
Moholy-Nagy at LACMA  31 march 2017
Henry Taylor at Blum & Poe dec 2016
Agnes Martin 21 jun 2016
Artist’s statement: Influences
 april 2016
Interview with Mara De Luca 7 june 2016
Letter From the Front, Face to Face catalog, aug 2008
Notes, unpublished manuscript, ongoing

On Performing Arts

Bakersfield Mist 14 may 2018
Sgt. Pepper at 50; Mark Morris at Eternity 14 may 2018
Baby Tangle 14 may 2018
American Buffalo 20 april 2018
Macbeth  20 april 2018
Lear 27 mar 2018
Wrongs of the Righteous 12 feb 2018
This Random World  12
 feb 2018
Perlmutter’s Directing Hamlet 12 nov 2017
Taking Sides 13 nov 2017
Flying H Does Blackbird 16 oct 2017
Dance: Anaїs by Mixed eMotion Theatrix
25 sept 2017
Incognito 22 sept 2017
Becky’s New Car 6 sept 2017
Steel Magnolias at the Elite 4 sept 2017
McPherson’s Birds 1 july 2017
When We Were Young and Unafraid 9 jun 2017
Milo’s Other Mozart 5 jun 2017
Beached 26 april 2017
To Woo is to Win
25 april 2017
Agnes of God 
6 mar 2017
Devil’s Music that Feeds the Soul  
3 mar 2017
Driving Home: Rubicon Concludes Nibroc Trilogy 7 feb 2017 
Jason Furlani’s Family Trees
6 dec 2016
Chapter Two at ETC  5 dec 2016
Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
17 oct 2016
Night Alive
24 sept 2016
This Isn’t Kansas, Is It?  23 july 2016
Open Meeting Closed 15 july 2016
Oh, How Lovely Do Angels Fall, 15 jJune 2016
What Kind of Sticks?  10 june 2016
A World Down the Street 24 may 2016
The Pillowman, 19 may 2016
David Hare’s Skylight 18 may 2016
Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles at SPTC   23 april 2016
Uncanny Valley 24 mar 2016
Taking Liberty 7 mar 2016
The Other Place 16 feb 2016
See Rock City 2 feb 2016
FUBAR at Flying H 25 jan 2016
My Fair Lady at Rubicon 26 oct 2015
Acting Rules at Flying H and Elite: Small Engine Repair and Zero Hour, 19 oct 2015
Into the Jaws of History 13 Sep 2015
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Living Room 5 Sep 2015
Twisted Trouble 18 jul 2015
Other Desert Cities 3 jun 2015
Roger That 31 may 2015

Local Art News

Joe Cardella 1945-2018 may 2018
Vonder Gray at WAV  9 feb 2018
Bob Privett at the Ventura County Museum 6 june 2017
Assembling Assemblage 17 may 2017
Museum Mishandles Asian Pacific Exhibition  27 jun 2016
Flying H Theatre Announces New Plays, 15 feb 2016
New Executive Director for the Museum of Ventura County  18 april 2013
Pistol Productions: Firing Away 1 oct 2012
Is the 805 Ready for a Regional Arts Council?  9 feb 2012
Putting It All Together: Tracy Hudak  3 feb 2012
Arts Candidates Sweep Ventura City Council Elections 18 nov 2011
Irving Foundation Grants for the 805 28 oct 2011
Ventura Wins Arts Destination Award  25 jul 2011


In the late 1970s wrote on art and performance; publications included VanguardArtExpress, High Performance magazines, Artweek, and/or Notes, weekly reviews and a weekly column for the Bellevue Journal-American, arts editor for the Seattle Voice city magazine.  Collaborated with Jae Carlsson on a number of zines in the pre-internet era.