Rob Reynolds (b. 1966) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Reynolds received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in Art and Semiotics in 1990, continuing his studies at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in 1992.
Reynolds has had solo exhibitions at Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; LAXART, Los Angeles, CA; Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA; David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI; Landau Gallery, Belmont, MA; NYEHAUS, New York, NY; Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID; Buzzer30, Queens, New York; ROVE/Kenny Schachter Contemporary, New York and a forth coming exhibition in 2023 at Mignoni, New York, NY.
Recent group exhibitions and projects include Emergency on Planet Earth: In a Time Close to Now, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, CA, 2020; Friends and Family, Peter Mendenhall Gallery, Pasadena, CA, 2019; City of West Hollywood Art on the Outside Billboard Projects, 2019; Bright | Shiny, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2019; DOES IT MAKE A SOUND, Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA, 2018; An Ocean View for Denver, The Art Hotel, Denver, CO, 2018; Weird Rain, The Garden, Los Angeles, CA, 2017; The Mini Show, The Lodge, Los Angeles, CA, 2015; 6H to 8B, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, 2015; Blessed Oblivion, Gavlak, Palm Beach, CA, 2014; Brown University 250th Anniversary Exhibition Part 2: Sarah Morris, Rob Reynolds, Taryn Simon, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2014; Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA, 2014; Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA. 2014; Sea Stories Between the Tides, Highlight Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2013; Funhouse, TRUTH & BEAUTY, Los Angeles, CA, 2013; Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, 2013; Summer Show, Nye+Brown, Los Angeles, CA, 2012; Artist’s Tower of Protest: Mark di Suvero and others, Pacific Standard Time at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2012; Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, 2012; The Lords & The New Creatures, Nye+Brown, Los Angeles, CA, 2011; Alptraum!, Cell, London, UK; Transformer, Washington, D.C.; Deutscher Kunstlerbund, Berlin, Germany; The Company, Los Angeles, CA, 2011; Art/Music Alchemy, Starkwhite, Auckland, NZ, 2011; Social Photography, Carriage Trade, New York, NY, 2011; and So Much Depends, Royale Projects, Indian Wells, CA, 2011.
His work is in the public collections of LACMA, The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, The R.I.S.D. Museum, Brown University and numerous private collections.
Rob Reynolds will be in conversation at the Berggruen Institute in Los Angeles on 15 February 2020 at 1:30 pm.
As part of the new Berggruen Institute Transformations of the Human (ToftH) program, artist Rob Reynolds discusses his work as part of a TofTH project cluster on icebergs and the human with philosopher and anthropologist Tobias Rees and founder of Oceans & Ice Lab David Sutherland.
Rob Reynolds will be included in "DOES IT MAKE A SOUND" at Ochi Gallery, 31 December 2018 - 18 February 2019.
albertz benda & Friedman Benda are pleased to present the group exhibition Under the Night Sky, on view from 25 October - 15 December 2018, featuring a new work by Rob Reynolds. The night sky remains an enduring source of inspiration. For millennia, this universal cover of darkness at once symbolizes life and death, fascination, fear, immortality, regernation, and a blank slate for our projected dreams and desires.
Under the Night Sky explores the numerous ways in which the frontier of the night sky influences the human psyche and continues to hold artists in its grip. Spanning the spaces of Friedman Benda and albertz benda, the exhibition bring together significant works by modern, post-war, and contemporary artists and designers with a selection of seminal Central Asian rugs. The works in the exhibition engage with the night sky on both conscious and unconscious levels, featuring the interplay between literal homages to the night sky and works with looser interpretations of the theme, whose makers innately channel the emotive presence of night.
The ART Hotel in Denver, CO commissioned Rob Reynolds to create the site-specific, large-scale outdoor installation, An Ocean View for Denver, 2017.
"This image comments upon notions of idealized beach scenes with a dead-pan and subtle, but sweetly satirical play on the notion of a ‘view,’” said Dianne Vanderlip, esteemed curator of the ART hotel, who previously served as the founding curator of modern and contemporary art at the Denver Art Museum. “It’s assembled to create an idealized, fantasy image of a resort seascape.”
“No one has seen an ocean view in Denver for about 100 million years. I’m trying to do something about that,” said Reynolds.
Reynolds enlisted a large-scale, high-tech printing process in the tradition of artists like Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and Urs Fischer who have pushed the boundaries of painting through mechanical reproduction before him. His intention: To create a large-scale outdoor artwork, reframing and activating the previously empty wall as an exhibition site.
Ochi Gallery is pleased to present Most Painted Mountain, a solo exhibition featuring new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Rob Reynolds. The paintings in this new body of work refer directly to iconic mountains on five continents. Formally the paintings resemble alpine landscapes, rendered meticulously in relation to recent photographs sourced in the public domain and published on the Internet. Initially apprehended in the register of representational picture making – as the viewer moves closer the imagery dissolves into the pure materiality of paint. The surfaces of these works are hyper-refined in some passages, offset by several visibly distinct layers of paint, and Reynolds manages to capture the awe-inspiring mountain sky and light with exceptional accuracy, nodding to the Light and Space artists’ interest in tempered atmosphere. Reynolds also pays homage to Andy Warhol’s Do It Yourself, paint by numbers series from the 1960s— leaving areas for the viewer to visually fill in the blanks, while also creating a metaphoric ghost-like effect within the snowy mountains.
LAXART is pleased to present Rob Reynolds: Vanishing Point, a solo exhibition of new works by Rob Reynolds.
11 April - 31 May 2015
Rob Reynolds is included in 'Blessed Oblivion,' an exhibition of Los Angeles-based artists at GAVLAK Palm Beach.
Lisa Anne Auerbach, Judie Bamber, Mary Corse, Zoe Crosher, Lecia Dole-Recio, Francesca Gabbiani Ruscha, Mark Grotjahn, Michael John Kelly, Robert Levine, Catherine Opie, Lari Pittman, Rob Reynolds, Ed Ruscha, Aaron Sandnes, Jim Shaw, Lily Stockman, Vincent Szarek, Britton Tolliver, and Brian Wills.
25 November 2014 - 5 January 2015
Rob Reynolds will be included in Chinatown, Revisited, a panel discusion at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County regarding the impact of water in Southern California. Followed by a closing reception and viewing of Rob Reynolds' exhibition Just Add Water: Artworks Inspired by the L.A. Aqueduct.
PANELISTS: Lauren Bon, Metabolic Studio, Jim McDaniel, Senior Assistant General Manager at LADWP, Rob Reynolds, Artist. Moderated by Jon Christensen, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, Editor of Boom.
Thursday 24 July 2014
In celebration of Brown University’s 250th Anniversary, the David Winton Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art present a series of one-person exhibitions by distinguished alumni. The works of Dawn Clements ‘86, Paul Ramirez Jonas ‘87, and Kerry Tribe ‘97 will be on view from February 15 to March 30. The second round of exhibitions, featuring the work of Sarah Morris ‘89, Rob Reynolds ‘90, and Taryn Simon ‘97 will be shown from April 12 through May 25.
12 April - 25 May 2014
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is pleased to present Just Add Water: Artworks Inspired by the L.A. Aqueduct, featuring new work by Rob Reynolds.Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Reynolds has created 10 original, large-scale watercolors that interpret the epic significance of the Aqueduct, through the lenses of history, geography, and time. In each, Reynolds references key sites and historical moments aligned with the Aqueduct’s 233-mile route and 100-year history.
5 November 2013 - 3 August 2014
Rob Reynolds is included in the group show Sea Scapes Between the Lines opening on 5 September 2013 at Highlight Gallery in San Francisco, CA.
Truth&Beauty is pleased to announce the opening of Funhouse (part 1), an exhibition organized by Rob Reynolds and Craig Wadlin, 16 February 2013, 6 -10 pm. Funhouse (part 1) displays work by a dozen American artists: ART CLUB2000, Patterson Beckwith, Louise Bonnet, Josh Callaghan, Mark Chiat, Wendy Edwards, Steve Ellis, Danny McDonald, Jack Pierson, Rob Reynolds, Haim Steinbach, and Thomas Zummer.
16 February - 30 March 2013
978 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA, 90012
Rob Reynolds will be included in Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape, a group exhibition curated by Martha Lourdes Rocha and Martin Lorigan. Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape will be on view at Begovich Gallery, California State University, Fullerton from 8 September - 11 October 2012.
Rob Reynolds and Sam Lipsyte
Author Sam Lipsyte and artist Rob Reynolds first met decades ago as undergraduates at Brown University, after which they moved to New York, played together in the noise-punk band Dungbeetle and have remained friends ever since. On the occasion of Lipsyte’s newest novel, No One Left to Come Looking for You (Simon & Schuster), the two talk about art, literature, and music, and how such things actually get made in this world.
This episode of “Artists on Writers | Writers on Artists” is sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).
“Artists on Writers | Writers On Artists” brings together luminaries in the fields of art and literature for freeform, intimate conversations about the subjects that they wish to talk about.
Sam Lipsyte is the author of the story collections Venus Drive and The Fun Parts and four novels: Hark, The Ask (a New York Times Notable Book), The Subject Steve, and Home Land, which was a New York Times Notable Book and received the Believer Book Award. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Best American Short Stories, among other places. The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, he lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University.
Rob Reynolds received his B.F.A. from Brown University, and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Reynolds’s work is in the public collections of LACMA, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the R.I.S.D. Museum, Brown University, and numerous private collections. He lives and works in Los Angeles.