Press Releases

Erik ReeL Showing in Santa Barbara  21 September – 11 November 2018
Erik ReeL: Zero Point press release opening reception 5-8 pm 21 September 2018
Erik ReeL at the Butler 1 July – 26 August 2018

Media and Press Requests

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Erik ReeL as featured in press

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, online magazine, july 2018
Leslie Westbrook, Welcome to Planet ReeL, Ventana Magazine, oct 2017
Nathan Vonk, Out of the Great Wide Open at MCASB,  Santa Barbara Independent, feb 2015
ReeL Grand Slam, online magazine, nov 2014
Nash Rightmer & Erik ReeL’s “Standing in Boots”, online magazine, may 2014
Nelson Jesson, Semiotic Abstraction, nov 2013
Tracy Hudak, A Painter With a View, VC Reporter, 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, Ventura Star, aug 2008
Ashley Olive. Erik ReeL at FrameWorks, Santa Barbara Independent, oct 2008
Joseph Woodard. Joie de Vivre, Santa Barbara Independent, sept 2004
Charles Donelan. The Riviera American-style, Santa Barbara Independent, 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, artpost, may 2002
Joseph Woodard, Pools and Lines, Santa Barbara Independent, 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, Highline Times, june 1977


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

Monographs and Catalogs

Butler Institute of American Art, Eighty-Second National MidYear, exhibition catalog, 2018
Morris Graves Museum of Art, Erik ReeL: Full Circle, 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.
McNeese State University, 17th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper, exhibition catalog, 2004.
University of Wisconsin, 17th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, exhibition catalog, 2004