Rob Reynolds is a Los Angeles based artist. While painting occupies much of his time, the various limbs of his practice include photography, sound recording and performance, functional sculpture (serving archival interests), teaching and the open exchange of ideas.
Rob’s most recent installation projects have been concerned with land use, perception and historical memory. Commissioned by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Just Add Water was a research driven project reframing repressed histories of water in L.A. (2013-2015). It included ten large-scale watercolors, and 13 hand screened banners with the names of nearly eight thousand people who built, fought, were displaced by and or destroyed by the construction of the L.A. Aqueduct. Vanishing Point, at LA><ART in 2015 was an installation exploring the built environment of L.A. in the age of climate change.Included were paintings, upholstered minimalist sculpture containing books, records and ephemera; movie artifacts; a live Opuntia Indicus cactus. Social programming included readings, guided mediation, discussion groups and sonic performance performed by hired rock musicians. Multiples produced for the exhibition included an LP record, a zine, and a drinking water.Most Painted Mountain, recently exhibited in Ochi Gallery in Sun Valley, Idaho investigates scale, perception and global warming. Essentially paintings of photographs of mountains with adjoining text, this ongoing project seeks to address the relationship between disappearing alpine glacial ecosystems and fresh water they provide for two billion people. Rob views pedagogy, discussion and the exchange of ideas as central to his overall project, and has taught and lectured at Brown, Harvard, USC, SNC and elsewhere.
Represented by Anthony Meier Fine Arts, and Ochi Gallery, Rob’s work is in private and publiccollections including LACMA, the RISD Museum, Brown University and elsewhere. He graduated from Brown University in Art & Semiotics and The Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.