Orange, b.1969

Michael Reafsnyder

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Michael Reafsnyder received his Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art at Chapman University in Orange, CA in 1992 and his Master of Fine Arts degree at the Arts Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA in 1996.

He has had numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions include, “Sunday Best,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA; “Delight,” Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, Texas; “Fresh,” W.C.C.A., Singapore; “More: Paintings and Sculpture from 2002-2005,” Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV; “Yum-Yum,” Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; and “Paintings,” Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain.

Recent group exhibitions include "Michael Reafsnyder & Patrick Wilson", Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; "Works of Paper II,” ACME., Los Angeles, CA; “Recent Acquisitions,” Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV; “Paths and Edges: Celebrating...

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Biography

Michael Reafsnyder received his Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art at Chapman University in Orange, CA in 1992 and his Master of Fine Arts degree at the Arts Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA in 1996.

He has had numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions include, “Sunday Best,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA; “Delight,” Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, Texas; “Fresh,” W.C.C.A., Singapore; “More: Paintings and Sculpture from 2002-2005,” Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV; “Yum-Yum,” Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; and “Paintings,” Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain.

Recent group exhibitions include "Michael Reafsnyder & Patrick Wilson", Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; "Works of Paper II,” ACME., Los Angeles, CA; “Recent Acquisitions,” Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV; “Paths and Edges: Celebrating the Five-Year Anniversary of the Escalette Collection,” Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA; “Floor Flowers,” Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA; and “Keramik,” Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA.

His work may be found in the permanent collections of the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; and Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA, among others.

Michael Reafsnyder lives and works in Southern California.

Artworks

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Cool Flow, 2018

RELATED CATEGORIES

Abstract / Abstract Expressionism / Abstract Imagery / Acrylic on Canvas / Acrylic Painting / Intricate Topography / Layers of Colors / Matiere / Painting / Painting Study / Rich Density / Texterous

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 1996

    MFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

  • 1992

    BA, Studio Art, Chapman University, Orange, CA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY

  • 2016

    In Bloom, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA

  • 2015

    Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Michael Reafsnyder & Patrick Wilson, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

  • Belief in Giants, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2017

    Non-Objective, Telluride Fine Art, Telluride, CO, curated by James Hayward

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Education

  • 1996

    MFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

  • 1992

    BA, Studio Art, Chapman University, Orange, CA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY

  • 2016

    In Bloom, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA

  • 2015

    Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY

  • 2014

    Sunday Best, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2013

    We Ate The House, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY

  • 2012

    Gleam, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA

  • 2011

    Feast, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY

  • Delight, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

  • 2010

    Sweetness, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH

  • Put it There: New Paintings and Ceramics, Western Project, Culver City, CA

  • 2009

    Undone, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA

  • Western Project, Culver City, CA

  • 2007

    Aqualala, Western Project, Culver City, CA

  • Fresh, W.C.C.A., Singapore

  • Whirl, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA

  • 2005

    More: Paintings and Sculpture from 2002-2005, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV, curated by Libby Lumpkin

  • 2004

    Yum-Yum, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

  • 2003

    Paintings, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA

  • 2002

    Paintings, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

  • Paintings, Finesilver, San Antonio, TX

  • 2001

    Paintings, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA

  • Present/ Future, Artissima, Turin, Italy

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Michael Reafsnyder & Patrick Wilson, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

  • Belief in Giants, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2017

    Non-Objective, Telluride Fine Art, Telluride, CO, curated by James Hayward

  • Painters Room, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA

  • 2015

    Works of Paper II, ACME., Los Angeles, CA

  • Recent Acquisitions, Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

  • Paths and Edges, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA

  • 2014

    Floor Flowers, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

  • 2013

    Into the Light, Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2011

    Los Angeles Museum of Ceramic Art, ACME., Los Angeles, CA

  • Summer Selections, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY

  • 2010

    Forever Now: A Group Exhibition, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

  • Just Enough, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA

  • Keramik, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2009

    Good Ship Lollipop, CTRL, Houston, TX

  • Selected Works from Pilliod Records, New York, NY

  • Way Out West, Donna Beam Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

  • Collecting California, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

  • The First Six Years, Western Project, Culver City, CA

  • Well Tempered, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA

  • Electric Mud, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX, curated by David Pagel

  • 2008

    Like Lifelike, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA, curated by Brad Spence

  • ICandy: Current Abstraction in Southern California, Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA

  • Splash, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH

  • Luscious Abstraction, Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

  • Black Dragon Society, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2007

    Summer Selections, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH

  • Abstract, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA

  • Combo Platter: Collaborative Works by Michael Reafsnyder and David Kiddie, Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA

  • 2006

    Too Many Tear Drops, David Reed Studio, New York, NY

  • A Little So Cal Abstraction, Mandarin, Los Angeles, CA

  • Discovery, West Coast Contemporary Art, Singapore

  • 2005

    Step Into Liquid, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Dave Hickey

  • In Bloom, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA

  • Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2004

    Fresh Paint, Gallery Eugene Lendl, Graz, Austria

  • Painting and Sculpture, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA

  • Funny Business: Humor in Art from the Permanent Collection, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

  • The O Scene, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

  • Now and Then Some, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA

  • 2003

    LA TAP, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

  • Not the Usual Suspects, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by James Hayward

  • Pfat and Sassy, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

  • Extreme Paint, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

  • 2002

    Five Times Four, Modernism, San Francisco, CA

  • Trade Show, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA

  • New in Town, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, curated by Bruce Guenther

  • Western States, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA

  • 2001

    Cal’s Art, Sampling California Painting, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

  • One Minute of Your Time: A Brief Survey of Southern California Art from 1835 to 2001, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, curated by Tyler Stallings

  • The Stuff Dreams are Made From, Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2000

    New Work: Abstract Painting, Todd Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • New American Paintings 15, The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX, curated by David Pagel

  • Paint, American Style, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA

  • Radar Love (with Gajin Fujita, Andrea Bowers and Linda Stark), Gallery Marabini, Bologna, Italy

Publications

  • Grabner, Michelle and David Pagel. Michael Reafsnyder. New York: Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, 2017.

  • Hickey, Dave. Michael Reafsnyder. New York: Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, 2015. 

  • Paths and Edges. Orange, CA: Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, 2015.

  • Collecting California: Selections from Laguna Art Museum. Laguna Beach: Laguna Art Museum, 2010.

  • Pagel, David, and Sara Cochran. Electric Mud. Houston: Blaffer Gallery, 2009. 

  • Spence, Brad. Like LifeLike. Riverside, CA: University of California, 2008. 

  • Lumpkin, Libby. Las Vegas Collects Contemporary. Las Vegas: Las Vegas Art Museum, 2008.

  • White, Wayne and Cliff Benjamin. Michael Reafsnyder: Aqua LaLa. Culver City, CA: Western Project, 2007. 

  • Dambrot, Shana Nys. Combo Platter: Collaborative Works by Michael Reafsnyder and David Kiddie. La Verne, CA: Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, 2007.

  • A Little So Cal Abstraction. Los Angeles: Mandarin Gallery, 2006. 

  • Present/Future. Turin: Artissima, 2001. 

  • Art Out of School. Beverly Hills: Creative Artist’s Agency, 2000. 

  • New American Talent: 15. Austin, TX: Jones Center for Contemporary Art, 2000.

Collections

  • Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

  • Creative Artist’s Agency, Beverly Hills, CA

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

  • Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

  • Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA 

  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

  • Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, OH

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