Chicago-based artist and curator Tyson Reeder works in a multitude of mediums, from more traditional painting and video to elaborate site-specific installations, performative spaces and interactive collaborations. His dramatically colorful paintings, which he frequently creates “en plein air,” feature landscapes, everyday objects and clashing pastel patterns, sometimes incorporating pop culture and hip hop references. At once eclectic and irreverent, Reeder’s work mines the depths of art history and contemporary experience, bringing parody to Fauvist inspired formalism.
Reeder has shown in solo exhibitions at CANADA, New York, Daniel Reich, New York, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York. His group exhibitions include Shane Campbell, Chicago, Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, Foxy Production, New York and David Zwirner, New York.
In addition to his individual practice, Reeder has also become known for his curatorial projects with his sister-in-law Elysia Borowy-Reeder and brother Scott Reeder—thier storefront Milwaukee gallery General Store curated the now-infamous “Drunk vs. Stoned” group exhibitions at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise. The trio’s most recent project is entitled Club Nutz: a pop up performance space that welcomes comedy, art, music, lectures, and absurdity. Since its inception adjacent to Green Gallery in Milwaukee, the Reeders have taken Club Nutz to Frieze Art Fair in London, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and Salon 94 in New York, among others.