Shows

publication or catalog with show *

Select Solo Shows

2018           Erik ReeL: Zero Point, GraySpace Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2016           Erik ReeL: Full Circle, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
2014           Silence, SCIART, Camarillo, CA
2014           Rebar, Museum of Ventura County,  CA
2013           Tabula Rasa, 643 Project Space, Ventura, CA
2011           Markings, B Street Project Space, Oxnard, CA
2009           Viva la Vida, Laurel Ventura, CA *
2008           Caruso Woods, Santa Barbara, CA
2006           Caruso Woods, Santa Barbara, CA
2005           Caruso Woods, Santa Barbara, CA
2004           Caruso Woods, Santa Barbara, CA
2003           Santa Barbara Film Commission, CA
1988-99   did not exhibit
1987            Faces, Mazey Hickey Gallery, Seattle, WA
1986            Whatcom County Museum, Bellingham, WA
1985           123 Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, WA
1984           123 Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, WA
1984            Cornish Institute for Allied Arts, Seattle, WA
1981            and/or alternative space, Seattle, WA
1979            and/or alternative space, Seattle, WA
1979           The Face of Death, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
1977           Paintings, Alexander Sasanoff Gallery, Seattle, WA
1975           Drawings, Alexander Sasanoff Gallery, Seattle, WA


Selected Group Shows

2018           82nd National Midyear, Butler Institute for American Art, OH
2017           Art for Living, CICA Museum, Seoul, South Korea
2017           Epiphany, Porch Gallery, Ojai, CA
2017           From the Collection, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
2017           Contemporary Abstraction, Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
2016           For the Earth, Postmodern, Washington, DC
2015           Out of the Great Wide Open, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
2015           Retablos for Peace, Museum of Ventura County, CA
2014           Standing in Boots  [with Nash Rightmer] WAV, Ventura, CA
2014           Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, CA
2014           Sullivan Goss,  Santa Barbara, CA
2013           Sullivan Goss,  Santa Barbara, CA
2012           SCIART, Camarillo, CA
2011           Vita Art Center, Bell Arts Factory, Ventura, CA
2010           Print Electronico, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010           Epocha Nueva, Casa Del Mexicano, Santa Paula, CA
2009           Turbulence [with Vonder Gray], 255 Laurel, Ventura, CA
2009           Cal State University Channel Islands Invitational, Camarillo, CA
2009           Pistol Productions, Ventura, CA
2009           Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, CA
2008           I-5, Los Angeles, CA
2008           Earth and Sky, 255 Laurel, Ventura, CA
2008           Gay Pride, Caruso Woods, Santa Barbara, CA
2007           Gay Pride, Caruso Woods, Santa Barbara, CA
2007           Rainbow Alliance, LGBTQ Support Network, Ventura, CA
2006           Elizabeth Edwards, Palm Desert, CA
2005           Elizabeth Edwards, Palm Desert, CA
2004           Society of American Graphic Artists, New York, NY
2004           University of Wisconsin, WS *
2004           McNeese State University, LA, c: M. Druit, Senior Curator, Menil Collection, Houston
2004           Montpelier Center for the Arts, Montpelier, VI
2004           Las Vegas Center for Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM
2004           Artlink Contemporary, Fort Wayne, IN
2004           Landscape Unlimited, Chicago, IL
2004           Signal+Noise, CREATE, Media Art Lab, University of California, Santa Barbara
2004           Elizabeth Edwards, Palm Desert, CA
2003           Elizabeth Edwards, Palm Desert, CA
2003           Linda Moore, San Diego, CA
2003           Lisa Kurts, Memphis, TN
2002           Lisa Kurts, Memphis, TN
2000           Artists for World Peace, Pavilion for World Peace, Kobe, Japan
2000           Artists for World Peace, Karpeles Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
1986-99    did not exhibit in group shows
1985           New York, LA, Seattle, Center on Contemporary Art, New York, NY
1985           New York, LA, Seattle, Center on Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1985           New York, LA, Seattle, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
1985           East-West Dialog, c: Gene Barto, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum
1985           Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1984           City of Seattle Collects, c: Howard Fox [LACMA], Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
1984           Burning Angels, performance, Cornish Institute for the Arts, Seattle, WA
1984           Face to Face [with Jimmy Jet], Seattle Pacific University, WA
1984           Silver Birds, performance [w/ Sue Ann Harkey], Seattle Art Museum Pavilion, WA
1984           Night Mind, performance [w/ Sue Ann Harkey], Seattle Art Museum, WA
1984           A Reading After Robbe-Grillet, performance [w/ K. Hunt], Poetry Seattle, WA
1983           Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, WA
1982           Performance, w/ Stuart Dempster, Kathleen Hunt, Seattle, WA
1980           Chihuly et al., Foster/White, Seattle, WA
1979           William Traver, Seattle, WA
1979           Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1978           6500 x 20 International, Seattle, WA
1978           Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1977            International Flux Fest, c: George Maciunas,  Seattle, WA
1976            10th National Drawing Show, c: W. Thiebaud, Del Mar Museum, Corpus Christie, TX

Born in Seattle in 1952, 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.

Erik ReeL painting

Erik ReeL, #1270 Seat of Power, 2009, courtesy private collection