I am a process oriented artist exploring themes of memory and connection. Intrigued by the complexities of the mind and inspired by the richness of the visual world, I approach pictorial space as a fragmented and multilayered experience. 

 

I work in small groups, with each body of work exploring a particular time in my life. My subject matter is autobiographical and comes from a source I can access regularly, allowing for a constant layering of new information. 

 

Drawing is the information-gathering stage of my process. Through drawing I record my initial response to the subject in a singular layer. I build a collection of these studies, gathered from multiple vantage points and moments in time. These drawings later serve as the source work for the more in-depth painting process.

 

My process is an art of transforming experience into abstraction. I take the information gathered through the drawings, interpret it, code it with a color, and start to rebuild that experience in a non-linear way. Using transparent and semitransparent color allows me to preserve the history of decisions that went into each painting, giving a new sense of time and space to the subjective experience. 

 

I deeply enjoy the problems inherent to the language of painting. How do you express a worldly experience in two dimensions? Time has to be involved. The world is always changing, so is my connection to it. It makes sense that a painting, created from a first hand experience, will also express this constant state of change.

Born in Albany, NY, 1978, Reinemann currently lives and works in North Adams, MA. He studied art at SUNY Plattsburgh and received his MFA from the University of Oregon in 2003.  

Eric Reinemann has been a practicing painter since 1997. His works have been exhibited in galleries, universities, and collections across the United States. His most recent work, Project 240, was his first time based installation project accomplished in North Adams, MA. Reinemann was recently a finalist for the Gottlieb Foundation Grant and a recipient of the North Adams Project Award. 

Solo Exhibition Record

2022 Project 240, 48 Eagle Street, North Adams, MA

        Lasterday, Installation Space, North Adams, MA 

         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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Start of Project 240 - June 2022
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