Tyson Reeder

Tyson Reeder (b. 1974, Fairfax, VA) paintings with a light touch. Errant pencil lines form loose boundaries for thinned out flows of acrylic paint that seem soaked into the canvas or possibly emerging from within somehow.

From time to time, Reeder will press down on a particular detail paying close attention to something weird, like an embroidered dragon on a silk jacket or the veins on a leaf. The focus heightens oddness, like a pulled-out thread in the fabric of his painted reality. Reeder demurs when confronted with the possibility of allegorical meanings in his work and refers, instead, to the shape-making possibilities a leaf or an escalator offers his compositions. But we are free to interpret the paintings and, given our times, they inspire reveries on post-apocalyptic society or, less operatically, some particular long weekend when everyone went away. The sensation of missing out on the main event permeates the works, and the sense of loss is replaced with the sensation of finding something private and the bewildered joy of experiencing strangeness in the everyday.

Artist: Studio

Artworks

Tyson Reeder,

Etrétat,

2023,

Acrylic on canvas,

27 × 42 in (68.58 × 106.68 cm)

Tyson Reeder,

Center City,

2022,

Acrylic and graphite on canvas,

34 × 28 in (86.36 × 71.12 cm)

Tyson Reeder,

Shasta,

2020,

Acrylic and paint marker on canvas,

40 × 54 in (101.6 × 137.16 cm)

Tyson Reeder,

Jimmy Z,

2020,

31 ¼ × 37 ¼ × 2 ⅛ in (79.38 × 94.62 × 5.40 cm)

Acrylic and graphite on canvas

Tyson Reeder,

OC,

2020,

57 ¼ × 37 ¼ × 2 ⅛ in (145.42 × 94.62 × 5.40 cm)

Acrylic and graphite on canvas

Tyson Reeder,

Patchouli,

2020,

37 ¼ × 57 ¼ × 2 ⅛ in (94.62 × 145.42 × 5.40 cm)

Acrylic and graphite on canvas

Tyson Reeder,

Neon France,

2020,

37 ¼ × 49 ¼ × 2 ⅛ in (94.62 × 125.10 × 5.40 cm)

Acrylic, pastel and graphite on canvas

Tyson Reeder,

IZ-US,

2020,

36 × 112 in (91.44 × 284.48 cm)

Acrylic and graphite on canvas

Tyson Reeder,

Carabiner,

2020,

36 × 112 in (91.44 × 284.48 cm)

Acrylic and graphite on canvas

Tyson Reeder,

Sears,

2020,

112 × 36 in (284.48 × 91.44 cm)

Acrylic and graphite on canvas

Tyson Reeder,

Mustard St.,

2019,

44 × 34 in (111.76 × 86.36 cm)

Acrylic on linen

Tyson Reeder,

Alphabet City,

2019,

Acrylic, pastel, graphite on linen,

34 × 44 in (86.36 × 111.76 cm)

Tyson Reeder,

Autobahn,

2019,

50 × 70 in (127 × 177.8 cm)

Acrylic, pastel, graphite on linen

Tyson Reeder,

Yellow Palms,

2016,

50 × 70 inches (127.00 × 177.80 cm)

Acrylic, graphite, and collage on canvas

Tyson Reeder,

Canal and Mott,

2013,

30 × 34 in (76.2 × 86.36 cm)

Oil, pencil, pastel on paper on canvas

Tyson Reeder,

Beach 1,

2013,

24 × 30 in (60.96 × 76.2 cm)

Gouache, acrylic on paper on canvas

Installation Views

Installation view, Gorp, CANADA, New York, 2020

Exhibitions

Tyson Reeder, SS24, Jun 6 – Jul 19, 2024
Tyson Reeder, Gorp, Oct 22 – Dec 5, 2020
Tyson Reeder, New Paintings, Jan 9 – Feb 15, 2015

Press

Geo Politi "Tyson Reeder on Dancing Kid - A Teen Romance, CELINE Men Summer '21." Flash Art April 9, 2021

Joe Lloyd "Tyson Reeder: “The Yellow Palm Trees Really Pop on the Jackets”." Elephant April 7, 2021

Felix Bischof "Every view a painting: The joyful artistry of Tyson Reeder adds escapist reverie to Celine's menswear collection." The Week December 1, 2020

"Collectors Susan and Michael Hort's Picks from FIAC 2016." Artspace October 21, 2016

"Make Painting Great Again." The New Yorker June 29, 2016

Julie L. Belcove "Tyson Reeder." Elle Decor June 1, 2015 104-6

Elisabeth Kley "Reviews: Tyson Reeder." ArtNews May 1, 2015 117

Laura McLean-Ferris "Tyson Reeder." Artforum April 2015 250-51

"Tyson Reeder." The New Yorker February 2015

Martha Schwendener "Playful, With a Joie de Vivre." The New York Times January 15, 2015

Laura Randall "TYSON REEDER: BEACH PAINTING CLUB." The Miami Rail May 1, 2014

Elisabeth Kley "Scott & Tyson Reeder CLUB NUTZ IN NEW YORK." Artnet January 1, 2013

"Tyson Reeder." The New Yorker July 4, 2011

Karen Rosenberg "Tyson Reeder." The New York Times June 16, 2011

Scott Reeder "Scott and Tyson Reeder talk to each other." NY Arts Magazine January 12, 2008

Roberta Smith "ART IN REVIEW; Tyson Reeder." The New York Times March 22, 2002

CV

b. 1974, Fairfax, VA

Lives and works in Chicago, IL

  • Education

    • MFA, Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena, CA

    • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

    • BFA, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    • BA, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

  • Selected Solo Exhibitions

    • 2024

      SS24, CANADA, New York, NY

    • 2022

      Sierra Mist, M. LeBlanc, Chicago, IL

    • 2021

      29 Palms, Gana Art, Seoul, Korea

    • 2020

      Gorp, CANADA, New York, NY

    • 2017

      Tyson Reeder, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium

    • 2015

      TV Dinner, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

      Tyson Reeder, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium

      New Paintings, CANADA, New York, NY