Lot 29 - Shelley Reed - On A Branch
Oil paint on gesso panel
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for War Child UK
Scouring art history, I search for images of old paintings that feel meaningful to today. I repaint fragments, collaging bits together to create new images, ones that affirm art history's relevance to contemporary culture. I hope to explore what we learn from the past and question whether social evolution is even possible.
Reed received a BA in Psychology from Brandeis University and a Diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA.
Reed has shown extensively in the US, including solo shows at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Columbia Museum of Art, SC, Zillman Art Museum, ME, Sears-Peyton Gallery, NY, and many group exhibitions.
She was an artist-in-residence at the Lux Art Institute, CA, was awarded Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants in 2015 and 2006, as well as Berkshire Taconic Artist's Resource Trust Grants in 2015 and 2005. Reed was awarded a Traveling Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and was a finalist for a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship. She was the recipient of the Maud Morgan Award from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Reed's work can be found nationally in public and private collections including: The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Columbia Museum of Art, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Fidelity Investment Corporation, Wellington Management Company, 21c Museum Hotels, Rose Art Museum, Fitchburg Art Museum.
Reed is represented by the Sears-Peyton Gallery in NY, Carol Corey Fine Art in CT, and Visions West Contemporary in MT and CO.
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