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Born

1971, New Orleans, LA           

                                    

Education

M.F.A.   1996    Studio Art - sculpture emphasis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina      

B.F.A.    1993    Studio Art - sculpture emphasis, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana     

Artist in Residence

2014-16    Artist in residence at The Studios Inc., Kansas City, MO

Recent Exhibitions

2016   

Kansas City Artists Coalition 40th Invitational Exhibition, KCAC, Kansas City, MO

Run Off, The Studios Inc., Kansas City, MO     SoloExhibition    

 

2015    

Downpoor, The University of Kansas Art & Design Gallery, Lawrence, KS     SoloExhibition

In Pursuit: 2015 Kansas City Art Institute Faculty Biennial, H&R Block Artspace, KC, MO

Onward: Kansas City Art Institute Foundation 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Leedy-Volkous Art Center, KC, MO

The Studios Inc. Group Show 2105, The Studios Inc. KC, MO

 

2013    

Bathworks, Du Mois Gallery, New Orleans, LA     SoloExhibition

 

2012    

Bedlam Bath & Beyond, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO     SoloExhibition

 

2011    

Narrow Margins: The 2011 KCAI Faculty Exhibition, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Septic Charm, Campanella Art Gallery, Park University, Parkville, MO     SoloExhibition

FATE/MACAA Member’s Exhibition, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

 

2010 

River Market Regional Exhibition, Kansas City Artists Coalition, 28th Annual Juried Competition, Barbara O’Brien juror, Kansas City MO (catalogue)

Kansas City Flatfile, H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

You’re Such A Good Sport, Paragraph Gallery, Michael Schonhoff curator, Kansas City, MO

Playing Fields, (co-collaborator, Artsounds series) March 9th, Epperson Auditorium, Kansas City, MO        

Shift, (co-collaborator, Artsounds series) March 9th, Epperson Auditorium, Kansas City, MO    

 

2009    

Americana, The Front, New Orleans, LA

Visiting Artist 2 Exhibition, On The Edge Gallery, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans, LA

 

2007    

In digestion. UNO Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

COcodeDE, (co-collaborator, Artsounds series) November 13th, Epperson Auditorium, KCAI, Kansas City, MO

Fodder, Mingenback Art Center, Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS

Home inSecurity, the Other Gallery, Glyde Hall, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

It’s Only Natural, H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

 

2006     

Boomerang, Diboll Art Gallery, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

LandEscape, Greenlease Gallery, Kansas City, MO

 

2005    

On the Sky, Emily Davis Gallery, Akron, OH

The 2005 Traveling Western RV Biennial Art Show, John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA

 

2004    

New, Two, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

 

2003    

Fried Times, Leedy-Voulkos Arts Center, Kansas City, MO

 

 

Bibliography

 

2016    

 

“First Friday: Brett Reif turns household objects and building materials into playful art”, The Kansas City Star, February 2nd, 2016, by Anne Kniggendorf 

http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ink/life-in-kc/article58002473.html

 

2015  

“Artist draws on experiences with Hurricane Katrina, forces of water for Chalmers Hall art gallery,” The University Daily Kansan, Thursday, August 27, 2015, Madi Schulz and Samantha Sexton. 

http://www.kansan.com/arts_and_culture/artist-draws-on-experiences-with-hurricane-katrina-forces-of-water/article_6cf8ae7c-4c5a-11e5-9e96-c7cab942e088.html

 

“Transformation a theme for regional artist's exhibition” KU press release,  8/20/2015, kunews@ku.edu | 1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Suite 37, Lawrence, KS 66045

http://news.ku.edu/transformation-theme-regional-artists-show-opening-art-design-gallery

 

“Group exhibition showcases new art from Studio Inc.’s underwriting program,” by Hallie Smith, 

special to the Kansas City Star 

http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/visual-arts/article8409822.html

 

2012    

“Home Improvement in an Age of Fear and Uncertainty: Brett Reif’s Bedlam, Bath and Beyond,” April M. Watson, Associate Curator of Photography, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

2010    

River Market Regional Exhibition, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, MO. Exhibition Catalogue

“Kansas City Art Institute at 125: Brett Reif,” Present Magazine.com

Ryan LaFerney, “Art of Sport: Sport of Art,” Review Online, April 7, 2010, Kansas City, MO, http://ereview.org/2010/04/07/art-of-sport-sport-of-art/

Nick Malewski, “Artitsts Get Into the Game,” Kansas City Star, April 29th, 2010

 

2009    

Vince Meserko, “Art Collaborators,” Shawnee Magazine, Winter 2009/10

 

2007    

Laura Spencer, “Artsounds Takes on Codes,”  KCUR 89.3 FM, Kansas City, MO

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-649132.mp3

2003    

Maria Buszek, “Cooking up Content,” Review, Kansas City, Missouri, Summer, 2003, 96.

1998    

Marc Lowenthal, “Artist Residency Exchange: Western New York,”Exhibition Catalogue, Buffalo, New York, January, 1998.

Susan R. Channing, “Regional Forecast,” Exhibition Catalogue, Buffalo, New York, June, 1998.

Dan Tranberg, “Wide Open Places,” The Cleveland Free Times, Cleveland, Ohio, July 8-14, 1998.

Richard Huntington, “Getting Crafty,” The Buffalo News, Buffalo, New York, July, 1998.

Steven Litt, “Breaking the Boundaries of Regionalism,” The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, July 5, 1998.

 

1996    

Sculpture Magazine, “The A List,” September, 1996, 39.

Linda Shearer, “North Carolina Artists Exhibition 1996,” Exhibition Catalogue, Raleigh, North Carolina, June, 1996, 131.

Phil White, “Mixed media show pushes boundaries,” The Picayune, Slidell, Louisiana, January 14, 1996, 14H2.

“Mixed media show draws talent from 10-state area,” The Times Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 4, 1996, 13.

John Perkins, “Mixed Media Juried Exhibit now at the Cultural Center,” The Slidell Sentry-News, Slidell, Louisiana, January 12, 1996, 3.

 

 

Lectures, Speaking Engagements

 

2016    

Third Thursday Visiting Artist Presentation, JCCC, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

Eastern Kansas League Visiting Artist, Juror, Blue Valley High School, Overland Park, KS

GUILDit Artist Talk at the Kauffman Foundation, KC, MO

 

2015    

Visiting Artist, University of Kansas, Department of Visual Art, Lawrence, KS

Foundation in Art: Theory and Education Conference Panel Chair & presenter, 

"Performance, Wearables & Foundations: Be the Ball”, host Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, Indiana

Foundation in Art: Theory and Education Conference Panel presenter, “Get in Line” on Robert 

Bubp’s panel on “Drawing from Collaboration”, host Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, Indiana

Freshman Convergence 2015, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, KC, MO

Visiting Artist, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MUSE, “Get Real Lecture”, Conservatory of Music, KC, MO

 

2014    

Foundation in Art: Theory and Education Conference Regional Event, “Technology Fusion” Fort Hays, KS 

Freshman Convergence 2014, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, KC, MO

Visiting Artist, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MUSE, “Get Real Lecture”, Conservatory of Music, KC, MO

 

2013    

Visiting Artist, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MUSE, “Get Real Lecture”, Conservatory of Music, KC, MO

Visiting Artist, BFA Senior Class, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

 

2012  

Visiting Artist, UMKC, Choral Doctoral Students, Conservatory of Music, KC, MO

 

2011    

Foundation in Art: Theory and Education Conference Panel Chair & presenter, 

“Keeping it Fuzzy: Maintaining the Creative Adventure”, host Washington University, St. Louis, MO

 

2009    

Faculty Speaker, Center for Entrepreneurship, KCAI, KC, MO

 

2008    

Faculty Speaker, Graduation Commencement, KCAI, KC, MO Preregistration speaker, KCAI, KC, MO

 

2007    

Visiting Artist, University of Omaha, Omaha, NE

Visiting Artist, Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS

Faculty Speaker, Senior Breakfast, KCAI, KC, MO

 

2006    

Visiting Artist, University of Omaha, Omaha, NE

Visiting Artist, Kansas City Art Institute, Liberal Arts Dept., “Get Real Lecture”, KC, MO

 

2005    

UNC at Chapel Hill, Visiting Artist, NC 

 

2004     

Visiting Artist, Kansas City Art Institute, Liberal Arts Dept., “Get Real Lecture”, KC, MO

 

2003    

Kansas City Art Institute, Visiting Artist Series, KC, MO

Visiting Artist, Rockhurst University, Music Department, “Get Real Lecture”,  KC, MO

Visiting Artist, Kansas City Art Institute, Liberal Arts Dept., “Get Real Lecture”, KC, MO

Visiting Artist, Tulane University, MUSC 106-90, New Orleans, AL

 

2002    

Kansas City Art Institute, Guest Lecturer Sculpture Dept., KC, MO 

Visiting Artist, Tulane University, MUSC 106-90, “Get Real Lecture”,  New Orleans, LA

Visiting Artist, Tulane University, MUSC 106-02, “Get Real Lecture”,  New Orleans, LA

 

2001    

Southeastern Louisiana University, Music Department, MUS 151-05, “Get Real Lecture”, Hammond, LA

Canisius College, Five Collaborative Pieces, Buffalo, NY

 

2000    

Visiting Artist, Buffalo State College, Department of Music, MUS 301, “Get Real Lecture”,  Buffalo, NY

 

1999    

Visiting Artist, Buffalo State College, Department of Music, MUS 301, “Get Real Lecture”,  Buffalo, NY

 

1998    

Visiting Artist, Virginia Technical University, Blacksburg, VA

 

1997 

Merriweather Lewis Elementary School, Charlottesville, VA

 

1996 

Montessori School for Children, Durham, NC

North Carolina Office of Waste Reduction, Recycle Art, Raleigh, NC 

Loyola University, Guest Artist, New Orleans, LA

 

Residencies

 

2013-16    The Studios Inc., Kansas City  MO

2007    The Banff Center for Arts & Creativity, Banff, Canada

1997    Artist Residency Exchange, Sodus, NY through Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

 

Gallery Affiliation

 

Weinberger Fine Art, 114 Southwest Blvd, KC, MO  64108, kim@weinbergerfineart.com, 816-301-4428

 

Grants/Awards/Honors

2015     

Awarded Faculty Development Grant for travel

 

2014    

Awarded Faculty Development Grant for travel

 

2013    

Awarded 4000 Sq. ft. studio for three years at The Studios Inc., in downtown Kansas City

 

2012    

Awarded sabbatical from KCAI

 

2011    

Awarded Faculty Development Grant for travel

 

2010    

Awarded Faculty Development Grant for studio technology

 

2008    

Awarded Faculty Development Grant for studio technology

Awarded Faculty Development Grant for studio equipment

 

2007  

Awarded a Faculty Development Grant for travel

 

2004     

Re-commissioned by the University of North Carolina to update “Scoreboard, NC,” a public sculpture celebrating the basketball culture in Chapel Hill and to honor the men’s basketball 2005 National Championship

 

2003    

Awarded Faculty Development Grant for studio equipment

Awarded a six-month studio residency by the Urban Culture Project/Charlotte Street Fund, the Studio’s in the Bank, Kansas City, MO

Commissioned by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill for the University Alumni Sculpture Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

Invited by the Kansas City Art Institute to participate in the Visiting Artist Lecture Series for Spring 2003, KCAI, Kansas City, MO

 

1998    

Jury selection for the “Regional Forecast” exhibition, Spaces, Cleveland

 

1997    

Awarded a New York State grant and residency for the “Artist Residency Exchange: Western New York 1997,” Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

1996    

“Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award,” included in September issue of Sculpture Magazine

Jury selection for the “North Carolina Artists Exhibition 1996”, curated by Linda Shearer at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Awarded a student commission for the Larry Goldrich Alumni Sculpture Garden, UNC,Chapel Hill, NC

 

1994    

Full Teaching Assistantship & Scholarship, UNC at Chapel Hill

 

 

Academic Appointments/Art Positions

2016        Artist

2011 – 2016     Associate Professor, School of the Foundation Year, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2013 – 2015    Director, School of the Foundation Year, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2002 – 2011    Assistant Professor, School of the Foundation Year, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2001 – 2002    Extraordinary Faculty, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

2004 – 2005    Adjunct Faculty, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO

2002 – 2003    Summer Art Faculty, Country Day Creative Arts, Metairie, LA

2002        Certified Talent Evaluator for the Gifted and Talented Visual Arts Program, State of Louisiana, Department of Education

2000 – 2001    Foundations Lecturer, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 

1997 – 2001    Adjunct Associate Professor, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY               

1997 – 2001    Visiting Artist, Arts In Education Inst. of Western NY, Buffalo, NY

1997 – 2000    Art Teacher K-8, St. Barnabas Elementary School, Depew, NY

1997        Visiting Artist, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1996        Visiting Artist, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

1994 - 1996    Teaching Assistant - Instructor of Record, 3-D Foundations, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC