Nancy Reyner Talk & Booksigning
Monday, August 30
$10 general | $5 students/seniors/sfai members
American artist Nancy Reyner explores the artist as inventor through her art, life and her newly released second book Acrylic Innovation. A painter of more than 30 years experience Reyner exhibits, lectures and teaches internationally. She received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Columbia University. Reyner shares insights on how artists keep their ideas fresh, create new styles and stay motivated from recent interviews with over 64 successful contemporary painters in her new book.
Reyner’s varied experiences add technical expertise and originality to her work. She lived in New York City in the 80’s, holding various jobs and positions such as creating costumes and sets for Broadway and off-Broadway theater and film (including a Madonna film), coordinating public arts programs for the state of New York, and directing and performing with the Ragabash Puppet Theater. Nancy was selected for a two year painting and drawing residency for the Phoenix Center in Arizona. There she exhibited, curated, taught and produced new work. Her expertise has led to a position as technical consultant for the acrylic paint company Golden Artist Colors, Inc. This association allows her the opportunity to use the latest in acrylic paint technology creating original and unique effects in her paintings.
Nancy has written two painting books with publisher North Light Books; Acrylic Revolution and Acrylic Innovation as well as a DVD, Acrylic Revolution: Watercolor & Oil Effects with Acrylic Paint, demonstrating several painting techniques from the books. She has appeared on television for HGTV’s “That’s Clever”. She now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.