Eric Reinemann works with his daily environments, which he can reconstruct, re-imagine, and remember in a new way on the pictorial plane. “The sense of completeness we experience in everyday seeing and observing becomes dissected,” Reinemann says when describing his process. “The range of space I want to express will not fit logically on a flat surface, so I need to dissect it, taking a glimpse from here and a glimpse from over there, and I reassemble these moments in a nonlinear way. That's my version of realism. “

 

Reinemann is a process-oriented painter who works rapidly in small series, each one exploring a new medium and a new visual subject for the duration of the group. “Everything revolves around the perceptual drawing process.  Acrylics, oils, watercolor, gouache, inks, crayon, and straight up graphite line drawing are all put to use. The goal is always the same; find a subject and make the most interesting thing possible from it."

 

Inspired by the complexity and richness of everyday scenes, Reinemann has chosen his studio locations in areas of crude, natural beauty. Years in the North Country of New York State, the woods around Eugene, Oregon, the mountain wilderness of New Mexico, and the hill towns of Western Massachusetts have each informed his process and his philosophy of painting.

Born in Albany, NY, Reinemann currently lives and works in North Adams, MA.  In 2019, Reinemann produced a solo show for Tennessee Technical University, received his first public arts commission, and was a recipient of the North Adams Project Award. In 2021 Reinemann was a finalist for the Gottlieb Foundation Grant. His next show Puzzel Puzzle will be held online with the Hampden gallery at UMASS Amherst in spring of 2022. In October Reinemann will be part of the Visual Artist Series at SUNY Plattsburgh, where he first started painting. 

 

Solo Exhibition Record

2022 Puzzel PuzzleHampden Gallery, UMASS Amherst, online

2019 Recent Works, Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, Cookville, TN

2018 A Collection of 15, Bright Ideas Brewing, North Adams, MA

         New Works on Paper, Eclipse Mill , North Adams, MA

2017 Phases, Strand Center for the Arts, Plattsburgh, NY

2016 New Surface, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2014 Quiet Observations, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2008 Current, Norte Maar at Evergreen, Plattsburgh, NY

2007 20.07, Irises, Plattsburgh, NY

2006 Effect, BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake, NY

2005 Constructions, Stadler Gallery, Kingfield, ME

2003 Structured Realities, Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene, OR

 

Group Exhibition Record

2019 DownStreet Art Storefront Installations, 49 Main Street, North Adams, MA

2017 Open Studios, Eclipse Mill, North Adams, MA

2016 SITE Unseen 9, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

2015 New Works, artist talk, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2014 Small Works Show, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

         SITE Unseen 8, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

         Contemporary Abstraction, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2013 Abstract Matters, The Drawing Room Art Gallery, Cos Cob, CT

2012 Seattle Art Fair, Seattle WA

         Holiday Show, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2011 Art and Design 2021, Boston, MA

         San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

         Holiday Show, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2010 Art and Design 2021, Boston, MA

         Holiday Show, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2009 Paint, Climate Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2008 Peter Russom/Eric Reinemann, Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY

2007 Group Show, Mano y Mente, Tularosa, NM

2006 Postcard Show, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

         For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake, NY

2004 Faculty Show, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY

 

Grants/Awards

2019 A4A North Adams Project, North Adams, MA

2019 A4A North Adams Storefront Project, North Adams, MA

2009 Distinguished Artist Award, Climate Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2007 Artist in Residence Fellowship, Mano y Mente, Tularosa, New Mexico

 

Bibliography

 

Kathryn Davis, Interview, “Canyon Road; Progressive Arts,” KVSF Radio, Santa Fe, NM, September

15, 2016.

Teresa Anastasion, Show Review, “Eric Reinemann: Quiet Observations,” THE Magazine, July 3,

2014.

Lisa Rasmussen, Interview, “I am an Artist: Eric Reinemann,” Art is Moving, March 26, 2010.

 

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