“My studio practice often fuses common household materials and ordinary life activities with semi-exotic art textures, supplies and procedures. I mix forms of art and life with emotional and ideological premises that culminate in artifacts that seem to find solace in concrete irreverence.”
Brett Reif is an artist who lives and works out of Kansas City, MO. Influenced by arte povera, Reif specializes in non-traditional media wall work, sculpture and installation. Currently Brett Reif is in a 3-year residency at The Studios Inc. in downtown Kansas City. Reif has had solo exhibitions at the Kansas City Artists Coalition in Kansas City, the Du Mois Gallery in New Orleans, the Chalmers Hall Gallery at the The University of Kansas School of Art in Lawrence, KS, and at The Studios Inc in Kansas City, MO. Reif has also recently shown work in group exhibitions at the H&R Block Artspace in Kansas City and Leedy-Volkous Art Center in Kansas City. His work was also recently featured in the online magazine Perversionmag.com.
Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Reif graduated from Loyola University with a BFA and received his MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brett Reif is an Associate Professor of Foundations at the Kansas City Art Institute.