Shows

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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.

Erik ReeL painting

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