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Select Solo Shows

2018            GraySpace Gallery, Erik ReeL: Zero Point, Santa Barbara, CA
2016            Morris Graves Museum of Art, Erik ReeL: Full Circle, Eureka, CA  
2014            SCIART, Silence, Camarillo, CA
                        Museum of Ventura County, Rebar, Ventura, CA
2013            643 Project SpaceTabula Rasa, Ventura, CA
2011            B Street Project Space, Markings, Oxnard, CA
2009            Laurel Ventura Gallery, Viva la Vida, CA *
2008            Love House, ReeL at the Love House, Ventura, CA
                        UC Santa Barbara Faculty Club, CA
                        Caruso Woods Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2006            Caruso Woods Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2005            Caruso Woods Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2004            Caruso Woods Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2003            Santa Barbara Film Commission, CA
                        University of California Santa Barbara Faculty Club, CA
                        Delphine Gallery, Night Mind, Santa Barbara, CA
                        Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2002            Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
                        University of California Santa Barbara Faculty Club, CA
2001            University of California Santa Barbara Faculty Club, CA
                        Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2000            Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
1988-96    did not exhibit
1987            Mazey Hickey Gallery, Faces, Seattle, WA
1986            Whatcom County Museum, Bellingham, WA
1985            Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, WA
1984            Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, WA
                        Cornish Institute for Allied Arts, Seattle, WA
1982            The Vogue, Warehouse Paintings, Seattle, WA
1981            and/or alternative space, Seattle, WA
1979            and/or alternative space, Seattle, WA
                        Evergreen State College, The Face of Death, Olympia, WA
1977            Alexander Sasanoff GalleryPaintings, Seattle, WA
1975            Alexander Sasanoff GalleryDrawings, Seattle, WA
1974            Ocean Sands, Ocean Shores, WA

Select Group Shows

2018            Butler Institute for American Art, 82nd National Midyear, OH
2017            Czong Institute of Contemporary Art [CICA Museum], Seoul, South Korea
                        Porch Gallery, Epiphany, Ojai, CA
                        Morris Graves Museum of Art,  From the Collection,Eureka, CA
                        Sullivan Goss Gallery, Contemporary Abstraction, Santa Barbara, CA
2016            Postmodern GalleryFor the Earth, Washington, DC
2015            Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Out of the Great Wide Open, CA
                        Museum of Ventura County, Retablos for Peace, CA
2014            WAV, Standing in Boots  [with Nash Rightmer] Ventura, CA
                        Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, CA
                        Sullivan Goss Gallery,  Santa Barbara, CA
2013            Sullivan Goss Gallery,  Santa Barbara, CA
2012            SCIART, Camarillo, CA
2011            Vita Art Center, Bell Arts Factory, Ventura, CA
2010            Print Electronico, Buenos Aires, Argentina
                        Casa Del Mexicano, Epocha Nueva, Santa Paula, CA
                        Laurel Ventura Gallery, Ventura, CA
2009            251 Laurel GalleryTurbulence [with Vonder Gray], Ventura, CA
                        Cal State University Channel Islands Invitational, Camarillo, CA
                        Pistol Productions, Ventura, CA
                        Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, CA
2008            I-5, Los Angeles, CA
                        251 Laurel Gallery, Earth and Sky, Ventura, CA
                        Artists Union Gallery, Ventura, CA
                        Caruso Woods GalleryGay Pride Show, Santa Barbara, CA
2007            Caruso Woods GalleryGay Pride Show, Santa Barbara, CA
                        LGBTI Support Network, Rainbow Alliance, Ventura, CA
2006            Elizabeth Edwards Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2005            Elizabeth Edwards Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2004            Society of American Graphic Artists, 71st SAGA Annual Print Show, New York, NY
                        University of Wisconsin, 17th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, Kenosha, WS *
                        McNeese State University, LA, c: Matthew Pruit, Sr. Curator, Menil Collection, Houston
                        Montpelier Center for the Arts, Montpelier, VI
                        Las Vegas Center for Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM
                        Artlink Contemporary, Fort Wayne, IN
                        Landscape Unlimited, Chicago, IL
                        CREATE + Media Art Lab, Signal+Noise, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
                        Caruso Woods Gallery, Ventura, CA
                        Elizabeth Edwards Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2003            Elizabeth Edwards Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
                        Linda Moore Gallery, San Diego, CA
                        Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN
2002            Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN
                        Contemporary Art Forum, Forum-ulations, Santa Barbara, CA
2001            Contemporary Art Forum, Focus on the Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
2000            Contemporary Art Forum, Focus on the Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
                        Pavilion for World PeaceArtists for World Peace, Kobe, Japan
                        Karpeles Museum, Artists for World Peace, Santa Barbara, CA
1999            Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
1986-98     did not exhibit in group shows
1985            Center on Contemporary ArtNew York, LA, Seattle, New York, NY
                        Center on Contemporary ArtNew York, LA, Seattle, Los Angeles, CA
                        Center on Contemporary ArtNew York, LA, Seattle, Seattle, WA
                        Seattle Art Museum, East-West Dialog, c: Gene Barto, Brooklyn Museum of Art
                        Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1984            Seattle Art Museum, City of Seattle Collects, c: Howard Fox [LACMA], Seattle
                        Cornish Institute for the Arts, Burning Angels, performance, Seattle, WA
                        Seattle Pacific UniversityFace to Face [with Jimmy Jet], WA
                        Seattle Art Museum PavilionSilver Birds, performance [w/ Sue Ann Harkey], WA
                        Seattle Art MuseumNight Mind, performance [w/ Sue Ann Harkey], WA
                        Poetry Seattle, A Reading After Robbe-Grillet, performance [w/ K. Hunt], WA
1983            Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, WA
1982            Seattle 1% for Art purchase, Seattle, WA
1980            Foster/White GalleryChihuly et al., Seattle, WA
1979            William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
                        Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1978            and/or alternative space, 6500 x 20 International Color Xerox Invitational, Seattle, WA
                        Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1977            and/or alternative space, International Flux Fest, c: George Maciunas,  Seattle, WA
1976            Del Mar Museum, Drawing on the West Coast, c: W. Thiebaud, Corpus Christie, TX

University Education

1975             University of Washington, summa cum laude, art history
1974             University of California, Berkeley
1971-73     Whitman College, mathematics
1952 .           born, Seattle

Erik ReeL is a post-contemporary artist addressing issues related to mark-making and signification.  His work is represented by collections in New York,  Berlin, London, Seoul, Los Angeles, Paris, Buenos Aires, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Oakland, Minneapolis, Seattle, Indianapolis,  San Diego, Santa Barbara,  and Santa Fe [NM].  Public collections include Seattle City Light, the Museum of Ventura County, the City of Seattle, and the Morris Graves Museum of Art.

2017    World Without Walls, Porch Gallery, Ojai, California
2017    From the Collection, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, California
2017    Contemporary Abstraction, Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery, Santa Barbara
2016    Full Circle, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, California [solo]
2016    Earth, Postmodern, Washington, DC
2015    Retablos for Peace, Museum of Ventura County, Ventura
2015    Out of the Great Wide Open, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara [MCASB]

2014    Rebar, Museum of Ventura County, Ventura [solo]
2014    Silence, SCIART, Camarillo, California [solo]
2014    100 Grand, Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery, Santa Barbara
2014    Standing in Boots, Erik ReeL and Nash Rightmer,  WAV, Ventura
2013    Tabula Rasa, 643 Project Space, Ventura [solo]
2013    100 Grand, Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery, Santa Barbara
2013    Art for Peace, Vita Art Center, Bell Arts Factory, Ventura
2012    Erik ReeL 60 @ 60, Ventura [solo]
2011    Signs of a Lost Civilization, Vita Art Center, Bell Arts Factory, Ventura  [solo]
2011    Erik ReeL: Markings I and II, 4 Rooms on B Street, Oxnard, California [solo]

2010    Print Electronico, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010    Epocha Nueva, Casa Del Mexicano, Santa Paula, California
2009    Viva la Vida, Laurel Ventura, Ventura  [solo]
2009    Turbulence, Erik ReeL and Vonder Gray, Gallerie 255, Ventura
2009    California State Univ Channel Islands Invitational, Downtown Ventura
2009    Some Like It Hot, Pistol Productions, Ventura
2009    Museum of Ventura County, Ventura

2008    Erik ReeL at the Love House, Ventura, California  [solo]
2008    Quantum Dynamics of Painting, Faculty Club, UCSB [solo]
2008    Mirror: Self Portrait, curated: Paul Benavidas, VCAC, Ventura
2008    Earth and Sky, Gallerie 255, Ventura
2008    Gay Pride, Caruso Woods Gallery, Santa Barbara
2007    Rainbow Alliance, LGBT Support Network, Ventura
2007    Gay Pride, Caruso Woods Gallery, Santa Barbara
2006    Gay Pride, Caruso Woods Gallery, Santa Barbara
2006    Elizabeth Edwards, Palm Desert, California
2006    Autochthon, Caruso Woods Gallery, Santa Barbara [solo]
2005    Erik ReeL, Caruso Woods Gallery, Santa Barbara [solo]
2005    Elizabeth Edwards, Palm Desert

2004    Society of American Graphic Artists [SAGA], New York City
2004    17th Parkside National, University of Wisconsin
2004    McNeese State, Univ., curated: M. Druit, Sr Curator, Menil Collection, Houston
2004    Artlink Contemporary, Fort Wayne, Indiana
2004    Montpelier Center for the Arts, Montpelier, Virginia
2004    Signal+Noise, CREATE, Media Art Lab, UCSB
2004    Elizabeth Edwards, Palm Desert
2004    Las Vegas Center for Art and Design, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2004    Erik ReeL, Caruso Woods Gallery, Santa Barbara [solo]
2004    Landscape Unlimited, Chicago, Illinois

2003    Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
2003    Erik ReeL, Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara [solo]
2002    Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
2002    Forum-ulations, Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara
2002    Yaman Rag, Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara [solo]
2001     Erik ReeL, Faculty Club, UCSB  [solo]
2001    Focus on the Forum, Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara

2000    Artists for World Peace, Pavilion for World Peace, Kobe, Japan
2000    Erik ReeL:  Dreams of Paradise, Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara [solo]
2000    Focus on the Forum, Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara
2000    Artists for World Peace, Karpeles Museum, Santa Barbara
1999     Gallery Artists, Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara

1988 – 1996 did not exhibit

1987    Faces, Mazey Hickey Gallery, Seattle [solo]
1986    Figure: Narrative, Whatcom County Museum, Bellingham, Washington [solo]
1986    Henry Art Gallery, Univ of Washington, Seattle
1985    New York, LA, Seattle, Center On Contemporary Art [COCA], Seattle, LA, New York City
1985    East:West Dialogue, Seattle Art Museum, curated: Gene Barto, Brooklyn Art Museum
1985    Nacreous Passion by K. Hunt, performed in, Washington Hall, Seattle

1984    Testament, Cornish Institute for the Arts, Seattle [solo]
1984    City of Seattle Collects, curated: Howard Fox, Seattle Art Museum
1984    Desert Fire: New Paintings, 123 Jackson Street, Seattle [solo]
1984    Face to Face, w/ Jimmy Jet, Seattle Pacific University
1984    Burning Angels, performance, Cornish Institute for the Arts, Seattle
1984    Dark Voices, w/ Sue Ann Harkey, performance, Seattle Art Museum
1984    Performance, w/ Stuart Demptser, K. Hunt, Seattle
1984    Night Mind w/ Sue Ann Harkey, performance, Seattle Art Museum
1984    Sliver Birds, performance w/ K. Hunt, Poetry Seattle
1984    A Reading After Robbe-Grillet, Caberet Voltaire, Seattle [solo]
1984    Burning Angels, performeance, Cabaret Voltaire, Seattle
1984    Krakatoa Kriterion, 123 Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle

1983    I Dream the Shattering Price of Wisdom, Ace, Seattle [solo]
1983    Gallery Artists, 123 Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle
1982    Warehouse Paintings, Vogue, Seattle [solo]

1981    Wall Drawings, and/or, Seattle [solo]
1980    Chihuly et al., Foster/White, Seattle

1979    Kodak International, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1979    Facing Death, Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington [solo]
1979    Some Seattle Drawings,  and/or, Seattle [solo]
1979    8 New Artists, William Traver, Seattle
1978    6500 x 20: Color Xerox 6500 International, and/or, Seattle
1978    Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
1977    International Flux Fest, curated: George Maciunas, and/or, Seattle
1977    Paintings, Alexander Sasanoff, Seattle, Washington [solo]
1976    10th National Drawing Show, Del Mar Museum, c: Wayne Thiebaud, Corpus Christie, Texas
1975    Drawings, Alexander Sasanoff, Seattle, Washington [solo]

1975     graduated summa cum laude, University of Washington
1952    born Seattle, Washington

Represented by collections in New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Houston, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Paris, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Seattle, Indianapolis, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Santa Fe [NM]. Public collections include the Goethe Institute,  Seattle City Light, Museum of Ventura County, City of Seattle,  Morris Graves Museum of Art.