Jennifer Wynne Reeves


Jennifer Wynne Reeves was known for creating a body of paintings, drawings and photographs that speak to and confront formalist and humanist dilemmas. Beyond her achievements in the art world, Reeves enjoyed a considerable fan-base as a result of her astonishing Facebook presence where she chronicled and interwove her art and diaristic prose.

Reeves solo exhibitions included Art & Public in Geneva, Gian Enzo Sperone in Rome; Max Protetch, Ramis Barquet and BravinLee programs, NYC. Reeves was also celebrated for her writing. She produced a graphic novel, The Anyway Ember and Soul Bolt, a book of images and prose. “Profoundly rewarding works” said LA Times writer, David Pagel, in a review her 2015 exhibition at CB1 Gallery. Reeves is a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow recipient.


The work of Jennifer Wynne Reeves presents viewers with a savvy, satirical world. Her robust paintings combine abstraction and representation with a graceful awkwardness, deliberately echoing the discomfort of first-time encounters, and the wobbling efforts of first steps. Through her use of language, Reeves creates humorous and biting dialogues, monologues that are highly intriguing and thought-provoking.

Jennifer Wynne Reeves received her training in the arts at Principia College in Illinois and Vermont Studio School. Reeves has been in over 40 exhibitions all over the world. Her solo exhibitions include Worcester Art Museum (2008); Max Protech Gallery (2001); Gorney, Bravin + Lee (2000); Littlejohn Contemporary Art and, Ramis Barquet Gallery. She was a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship (2012); Adelaide Carroll Johnson Award. Her work is included in the collection of the Seattle Art Museum. Reeves was an accomplished writer and has produced many statement pieces over the course of her artistic career including writing reviews for NY Arts Magazine and Indie reviews on Facebook. Jennifer Wynne Reeves died from a brain tumor on June 22, 2014, at the age of 51.

-Biography courtesy of Bruno David Gallery