CV & Biography
Reece is a video artist who creates temporary experience through installation, sound, video, and performance. In all of her work she explores ideas of disrupting causality through fragmented time, repetition of ritual, the ambiguity between the signified mark and signifier of a physical gesture. Though direct, these experiences created are fragile and temporary, reflecting the nature of the memories and ideas that her audience may produce when relating to the work.
Reece was born in Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University’s sculpture program in 2000, and she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in May of 2010.
She was nominated by Hou Hanru as one of seven Bay Area artists for the Art Now Foundation’s 2010 Pioneer Art Award. She received the Bennard Osher Grant in 2002. Reece has exhibited work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Southern Exposure Gallery, SF Indie Film Fest, SOMArts, Adobe Books, Artist Television Access, 111 Minna, and The 21Grand Theater. Since 1998 her work has been shown in Utah, California, Washington D.C., and Virginia. Currently she is working for video artist Bill Viola as a Production Assistant. Reece lives and works in Los Angeles, California where she continues to show.
She is planning an upcoming trip to Australia and Switzerland to complete her next bodies of work, an exploration of glacial depletion by sonic values of echoes and an artistic investigation into oral tradition of current agrarian and oceanic subcultures through ethnomusicology, argot, and storytelling.
1/12 Page Bond Gallery. Richmond, Virginia. Viewfind a photography show displayed two Gum Bicromate Photographic Prints: House of Extravaganza One 1998, and Moab 1997.
7/11 Utah Museum of Fine Art. Salt Lake City, Utah. Free Form Film Festivals The Land Alone film series screened “Man with a Gun, Railroad, and Food for Working”
7/11 Krowswork Gallery. Oakland, California. Summer of Video 2011 film series screened “Lodge” along with Dale Hoyt and Guest lecture Glenn Phillips the media curator from the Getty and Tanya Zimbardo assistant curator at the SFMOMA.
6/10 San Francisco Modern Art Museum. San Francisco, California. California Highs, California Lows film series screened “Man with a Gun, Railroad, and Food for Working” along with Robert Smithson, Nancy Holt, & Robert Morris films.
5/10 San Francisco Art Institute. San Francisco, California. 2010 Vernissage/MFA Graduate Exhibition at Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Demonstration in Western Living.
02/10 SomArts San Francisco, California. 100 Performances for the Hole – Take Two, “Didgeridoo”, performance group exhibition.
011/09 Adobe Books. San Francisco, California. InterMission II: Inside/Out, “Grooming”, performance group show.
10/09 Free Form Film Festival. San Francisco, California. Return and Report program at Artist Television Access screened Bourgeois B
09/09 Swell Gallery. San Francisco, California. Not What it Looks Like at San Francisco Arts Institute Graduate Gallery Bourgeois B group show
09/09 Mission Cultural Center. San Francisco, California. Locality, “Labor”, sculpture installation, group show
08/09 San Francisco Art Institute. San Francisco, California. First Annual First show “siderRound”, sound installation, group show.
10/08 Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center. San Francisco, California. Open Studios “Ground Happenings”, painting, Staff group show.
09/08 111 Minna. San Francisco, California. Suite Jesus, “What’s News”, video installation, group show.
10/07 21 Grand. San Francisco, California Brutal SFX Festival #44, “Mortal” performance with Vulcanus 68.
08/01 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. San Francisco, California San Francisco Indie Film Festival, screened“Mercury”,experimental shorts program.
05/98 Zirkle House Gallery. Harrisonburg, Virginia. “House of Extravaganza” Photography series and fashion exhibition solo show.
05/98 Sycamore House Gallery. Harrisonburg, Virginia. “Get Real Action” Photography series exhibition solo show.
12/09 Southern Exposure Gallery. San Francisco, California. Passive/Aggressive juror Andrea Grove screened “Whale Hunting”, “Bourgeois B”, and “Hearts.”
10/02 Southern Exposure Gallery. San Francisco, California. Repurpose, “Conceive “12th Annual Exhibition of Northern California Artist Juror: Nicolas Bourriud.
05/00 Anderson Gallery. Richmond, Virginia. Student Exhibition,”World” a photograph in a group show Juror: Richard Shaw
07/99 Gallery 505. Washington DC. 7th Street International “Stokesville” a photograph in a group show Juror: Kenneth V. Young
09/99 1708 Gallery. Richmond, Virginia. Wearable Art “Hardcore Valkyries” Jurors: Gerald Donato, Catrina Eli, Kathy Emerson, Jaye Erickson, Sean Evans, Richard Roth
Commissions & Awards
11/11 Capital One. Richmond, Virginia. Capital One purchased two photographic prints House of Extravaganza Two 1998 a gum bicromate print, and Nautical 2011 a digital print for there permanent collection.
5/11 Bill Viola Studios. Los Angeles, California. Set Lighting Technician for Artist Bill Viola’s video installation commission by the Church of England to be on permanent view in St. Paul’s Cathedral London.
10/09 Pioneer Art Award. San Francisco, California. Nominated by Curator Hou Hanru as on of seven Bay Area artist selected for the Art Now Foundation competition.
09/08 The 7th Gwangju Biennale’s Global Institute. Gwangju, South Korea. Select students from art universities world wide participated in The 7th Gwangju Biennale’s Global Institute. Students, Artist, Curators and Critics joined in discussing the changing context of global art practice, and in the year of the Beijing Olympics were we watching the beginning of the Asian Century.
10/02 Bennard Osher Grant. San Francisco, California. Repurpose, “Conceived“ sculpture 12th Annual Exhibition of Northern California Artist Juror: Nicolas Bourriud.
12/99 & 12/03 City of Richmond and Amtrak. Richmond, Virginia. In Lights Richmond/Urban light works, exhibition of outdoor lights, 1999 video installation of “Maiden”, “Water”, and “Iron Monster” in 2003 “ Java” a collaboration of video installations and dance commissioned works.
09/01 330 Ritch Street. San Francisco, California. Lurker Magazine Launch “Lanterns” sculpture installation commissioned work
10/00 Honorable Mention. Richmond, Virginia. “World” photograph, Anderson Gallery, Juror: Richard Shaw.
09/99 Honorable Mention. Washington DC “Stokesville” photograph 7th Street International Gallery 505, Juror: Kenneth V. Young
9/08 – 5/10 San Francisco Art Institute. San Francisco, California Master of Fine Arts in New Genres, installation, video, and performance.
9/98 – 5/00 Virginia Commonwealth University. Richmond, Virginia. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Cum Laude, National Deans List, Golden Key National Honors Society, Outstanding Student Achievement Award. VCU Rams Cycling Team:1999 ACC Conference Champions.