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Caris Reid

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
Gloria. Acrylic on Wood. 20 x 24 in. (2012)
Caroline. Acrylic on Wood. 20 x 24 in. (2012)
Alan. Watercolor and Acrylic on Wood. 20 x 24 in (2012)
Arden. Watercolor and Gouache on Wood. 11 x 14 in (2012)
Artist's Statement

My interest in creating portraits is as much in articulating an emotional or psychological moment as a likeness to the subject. The figures in my work are usually solo, and often in moments of reflection, and the mood is often subtly (or not so subtly) leaning towards the otherworldly. I'm repeatedly drawn to moments where the banal and mystical meet. Moments of transcendence. I seek those moments through the practice of studying and painting others, both those I know, and those I don't.


Caris Reid was born in Washington D.C. and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA from the Boston University, where she graduated Cum Laude. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York, NY , Berlin, Germany, Austin, Texas, Cleveland, Ohio, Boston, Massachusetts. He has also curated several group shows in New York, NY, including "All That is Unseen" with Meg O'Rourke at Allen Nederpelt, and Autosuggestion, with Dossier Journal. She also serves as Contributing Editor for the Arts and Culture publication "Dossier Journal".