Tom Reed
American, Lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.

Tom Reed is a painter and master printer. Reed, in addition to being a working artist, is a senior lecturer at Washington University's Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts. Reed's artwork is rustic in appearance and in mood. It is often characterized by colorfully muted tree stumps, teepees, totem poles, and flowers. Instead of a blank canvas, Reed begins most of his paintings on pages torn out of coloring books or word finds because he "likes to start his work with a dialogue." Then from this unconventional beginning, he transforms these pages into beautifully stylized panels that can tell a story with just one image.

Reed received his MFA from the University of Iowa and has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and the Photographic Center Northwest.


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