Artist Statement -


As one of the foremost American painters working in shaped canvas, for the past three decades, Jack Reilly has maintained his affinity for purity and simplicity in painting, albeit shrouded in complex structures, visual systems and laborious technique. His shaped paintings consist of thousands of brushstrokes arranged in linear formats on geometric canvas structures. This work involves compulsive attention to surface detail and mathematical systems, combined with elements of randomness and serendipity. Working in acrylic polymers and metallic pigments, Reilly's color compositions consist of emotional, intuitive and theoretical systems arranged in linear formats that interact with the shape of each canvas. Reilly's "cadenced" brushwork, which originated in his early abstract paintings, has been compared to the visual complexity and visceral quality of Byzantine mosaics and Gothic stained glass.

The rich viscosity of Reilly's paint mixture results in fluid, wet-looking and reflective surfaces. It could be said that these new paintings pay a playful homage to nineteenth-century Pointillism (without including any actual subject matter). However, on closer investigation, it is evident that these densely-polychromed works are an evolution of Reilly's earlier geometric canvases, incorporating the cross-pollination of painting and sculpture. A goal of this work is to reappraise and comment on evolving issues that originated in twentieth-century abstract painting and continue into today's contemporary genres. Ultimately though, these pieces are poetic objects of contemplation and a continuation of Reilly's explorations into the sensuality of color, luster and surface combined with the dynamic power of line and structure.

Artist Exhibitions

2013 Napa Gallery, Californa State University, Camarillo, CA
2012 Bleicher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative: Art in L.A. 1945-1980)
2011 Robert Graves Gallery, Wenatchee College, WA
McNish Art Gallery, Oxnard College, City of Oxnard, CA
2010 Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2009 Palm Gallery, CI Exhibitions, Camarillo, CA
2008 Pavillion du Val de Grace Gallery, Paris American Academy, Paris France
Jose Drudis-Biada Gallery, Mt. St Mary’s College Los Angeles, CA
Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Upfront Gallery, Ventura, CA
2005 Visual Art Studio, Richmond, VA
2003 New Media Gallery, Ventura College, Ventura, CA.
2002 Handel Evans Gallery, SCI Art Center, Camarillo, CA.
1993 Nemiroff-Deutsch Fine Arts, Santa Monica, CA.
1991 Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
1990 J. Crumley Gallery, Mira Costa College, Oceanside,CA.
1990 El Camino College, Torrance, CA.
1990 Charleston Heights Art Center, Las Vegas, NV.
1990 Artspace Gallery, Clark County College, Las Vegas, NV.
1989 Boritzer/Gray Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
1987 California State University, Northridge, CA.
1986 Mission East Village Gallery, New York, NY.
1985 Stella Polaris Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1983 Foster Goldstrom Fine Art, San Francisco, CA.
1983 Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA.
1982 Marilyn Butler Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ.
1982 Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA.
1981 Scottsdale College Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
1981 Northern Arizona University Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ.
1981 Matthews Center Museum, ASU, Tempe, AZ.
1981 GMB Contemporary Art, Detroit/Bermingham, MI
1981 Aaron Berman Gallery, New York, NY.
1980 Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1980 Yuma Fine Arts Center, Yuma, AZ.
1979 Carter Sarkin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA.
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe AZ.
Baxter Art Gallery, Caltech University, Pasadena, CA.
California Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, CA.
California State University Exhibitions, Camarillo, CA
Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA.
Chicago Guild Complex, Chicago, IL.
Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
CIP Centre International de Paris, Paris, France.
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO.
Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA.
Eastern Washington University Gallery, Spokane, WA.
Fischer Museum, USC, Los Angeles, CA.
Flordia Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL.
Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Bellaire, FL
Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, History, and Science, CA
Gensler and Associates Archictects, Los Angeles, CA..
Herbert Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Toledo, OH.
Honolulu Academy of Arts Museum, Honolulu, HI.
Impakt Audio/Visual Arts Exhibition, Utrecht, Netherlands.
International Hamburg Festival, Hamburg, Germany
Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL.
J.J. Brooking Gallery, San Jose, CA
L.A. Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, CA.
Laguna Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA.
Las Colinas Urban Center, Dallas, TX.
Long Beach City College Gallery, Long Beach, CA.
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
Museum Gallery, Art Expo California, San Francisco, CA.
Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL
Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA.
Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Pavillion du Val de Grace, Paris American Academy, France.
Scarfone/Hartley Museum, University of Tampa, FL.
Scottsdale Center for Arts, Scottsdale, AZ.
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Ventura County Government Center, Ventura, CA
Ventura County Museum of History and Art, Ventura, CA
Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, FL.
Visual Art Studio, Richmond, VA.
University of Texas Art Museum, Austin, TX

Artist Publications

Alexandria Daily, Alexandria, VA
American Art Now, Morrow Publishing, New York, NY
American Artists, Krantz Publishing, Chicago, IL
Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Animation Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Arizona Business Gazette, Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ
Arts Magazine, New York, NY
Artscene Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Artweek, Oakland, CA
Artworld New York Reviews, New York, NY
Atlanta Journal, Atlanta, GA
Bloomfield Eccentric, Bloomfield/Detroit, MI
Daily News, Los Angeles, CA
Designers West Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Detroit Business Gazette, Detroit, MI
Detroit Free Press, Detroit MI
Downey Daily Signal, Downey, CA
Images and Issues Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Independent Film and Video Monthly, New York, NY
Independent Film Journal, New York, NY
Inside the L.A. Artist, Peregine Smith Books, Salt Lake. UT
Interior Design Magazine (cover), Los Angeles, CA
Introduction to Design, Prentis-Hall, Inglewood, NJ
Jacksonville Journal, Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City Star, Kansas City, KS
Kurzfilm Der Katalog, Hamburg, Germany.
L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA
Motecito Journal, Santa Barbara, CA
New West Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Ohio Arts Journal, Toledo, OH
Phoenix Magazine, Phoenix, AZ
Reality of Illusion, American Art Review Press
San Fernando Valley Business Journal, Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara News Press, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara, CA
Sausalito Review, Sausalito, CA
St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, FL
Style Weekly, Richmond, VA
Tampa Tribune, Tampa, FL
Ventura County Reporter, Ventura, CA
Ventura County Star, Ventura, CA
VC Life and Style, Ventura, CA
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Artist Collections

American Airlines, Los Angeles Intl. Airport, CA
Atlantic Richfield /ARCO Corporation, Chicago,
Atlantic Richfield /ARCO Corporation, Los Angeles
Arizona Western College, Yuma, AZ
Besteel Corporation, Industry, CA
Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
County of San Diego, Health Services Complex, CA
Fredrick Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Fresno Museum of Art, History and Science, CA
Hacienda Tax Associates, Hacienda Heights, CA
Matthews Center Museum, ASU, Tempe, AZ
MGM - Polygram Television, Los Angeles, CA
Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
PEPSICO/California Pizza Kitchen., Pasadena, CA.
Republic Bank, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Sakowitz Corporation, Scottsdale, AZ
Santa Monica College, Academy of Art & Technology
Sierra Federal Savings And Loan, Beverly Hills, CA
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Typecraft Corporation, Pasadena, CA
Verizon Corporation, Los Angeles, CA

Adler, Dr. Donald. Beverly Hills, CA
Almand, Paul. Los Angeles, CA
Alschuler, Evelyn, Beverly Hills, CA
Appel, William & Susan, Encino, CA
Bar, Geoffery. Beverly Hills, CA
Barnes, Molly. Beverly Hills, CA
Beckstead, Dr. Paul & Denise. Malibu, CA
Berman, Aaron. New York, NY
Blank, Marilyn. Beverly Hills, CA
Bleger, Dr. Michael. Beverly Hills, CA
Blumfield, Rho, Los Angeles, CA
Brewer, Donald & Polly. Fresno, CA
Butler, Marilyn. Scottsdale, AZ
Cancelmi, Guy. New Smyrna Beach, FL
Carlson, Dr. Dortothy. Bellview, WA
Caturani, Peter. New York, NY
Chesne, Robert & Denise, Los Angeles, CA
Cognata Richard, San Francisco, CA
Cosgrove, John. Los Angeles, CA
Czubiak, Dr. Michael & Mindy. Camarillo, CA
Davis, Jackie. Malibu, CA
Davis, Tommy. Atlanta, GA
Den, Arnold. San Francisco, CA
Deutsch, Harold. Los Angeles, CA
Dick, Shelia. Beverly Hills, CA
Duris, Maureen, Esq. Santa Barbara, CA
Eagle, William & Sharon, Los Angeles, CA
Ellman, Michael & Jerri. Beverly Hlls, CA
Entin, David. Malibu, CA
Fellman, Marti. Marina Del Rey, CA
Fields, Donna. Beverly Hills, CA
Freedman, Dr. Stephen. Encino, CA
Freidman, Jerald. Beverly Hills, CA
Fuller, Sally, Sunnyvale, CA
Galloway, William. Seminole, FL
Gilderman, Brad. Sheman Oaks, CA
Glassman, Dr. Harry, Beverly Hills, CA
Goldstrom, Foster. San Francisco, CA
Goodman, Ronald & Rachelle. Los Angeles,
Gordon, Peter. Los Angeles, CA
Hindin, Tod & Marion, Bel Air, CA
Horwitz, David. Los Angeles, CA
Howard, Noel. Los Angeles, CA
Isenberg, Michelle, Los Angeles, CA
Jacobson, Barbara. Westin, MA
Kaye, Alan & Michelle. Beverly Hills, CA
Kerwin, Peter and Beverly. Tallahassee, FL
Kline, Dr. Arnold. Los Angeles, CA
Knuttson, Anders, New York, NY
Kolpack, Dr. Marvin. Beverly Hills, CA
Koplin, Marti. Los Angeles, CA
Krasne, Nancy. Los Angeles, CA
Krisel, Marcella. Bel Air, CA
Landau, Sharon. Beverly Hills, CA
Lemmon, Heather. Torrence, CA
Mainstain, Peter. Tarzana, CA
Marti, Jill. Los Angeles, CA
Martin, Steve. Beverly Hills, CA
Marzell, Stuart & Arlene. Hacienda Heights, CA
Matsumoto, June. Beverly Hills, CA
Melnick, Daniel. Los Angeles, CA
Mohr, Jack & Monica. Santa Barbara, CA
Montogemery, Harry. Pasadena, CA
Nemiroff, Mumsey. Beverly Hills, CA
Pedalaborde, Dianne. New York, NY
Perry, Kenneth. Long beach, CA
Ring, Harold & Judy. Los Angeles, CA
Robinson, Mrs. Edward G. Beverly Hills, CA
Sakharoff, Albert & Micheline, Ventura, CA
Sakikabara, Yutaka. Tokyo, Japan
Shore, Evie. Beverly Hills, CA
Shore, Margie. Pacific Palisades, CA
Smith, Larry. West Hollywood, CA
Sterling, Morton & Ellen. Marina del Rey, CA
Stern, Robert & Bobbi. Los Angeles, CA
Sullivan, Linda. Encino, CA
Swartzblatt, Gary & Monica. Beverly Hills, CA
Tesser, Arthur & Nancy, Encino, CA
Travers, Jim & Francine. Beverly Hills, CA
Treves, Nance & Sarah. Tarzana, CA
Vaughn, Stephan. Los Angeles, CA
Waite, Ralph, Los Angeles/Palm Springs, CA
Williams, Randolph, Marina Del Rey, CA
Wurlitzer, Fred. Burlingame, CA
Zafman, Norman. Beverly Hills, CA
Zussman, David & Linda. Bel Air, CA...

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