About

CHR!S REEL, born in the year of The Rabbit and based in Atlanta and NYC, is a visual artist working in the mediums of photography and film. He enjoys creating pieces that combine both the “why” conceptually – and the “how” physically. Being formally educated in the fine art of photography; he feels that knowing the history of photography and other various artistic mediums, is essential to his creative process. He enjoys creating work that celebrates realism while drawing the viewer into the possibility of a satirical perspective.

Clients

Coca-Cola, UPS, Morehouse College, Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, The Cartoon Network, Fulton County Arts & Culture

Group Exhibitions

2016
In An Echo, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery, New York, NY

Future Projections, Studio One, Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, New Zealand

2015
Future Projections, Studio One, Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, New Zealand

15th China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

Photoville 2015, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY

2014
14th China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

Photoville 2014, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY

International INSIDE OUT Peoples Art Project, City Community Mural, Atlanta, GA

Liquid Blackness, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Remembering Trayvon, Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA

6th Biennial Cultural Competency Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Cumming FUMC Festival of Arts, Cumming, GA

2013
Meeting The Dragon, POD Gallery, Atlanta, GA

NBAF Emerging Artist, Atlanta, GA

Project Karma: Blues For The Blues, Indigo Bar, Atlanta, GA

A Word Is Worth A Thousand Images, Southwest Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

Small Works, Southwest Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

Art Student Union Annual Exhibition, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2012
Small Treasures, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Death Is The Destination, Ernest G. Welch School Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

2013
Georgia Retention Scholarship, Atlanta, GA

Georgia International Education Scholarship, Atlanta, GA

2012
Georgia Workforce Investment Act Grant, Atlanta, GA

Bibliography

2014
Hilley, Parker. “Volume 4, Issue 2”, Underground Art & Literary Journal, Spring 2014
2013
Hilley, Parker. “Volume 4, Issue 1”, Underground Art & Literary Journal, Fall 2013

Lectures

2014
National Art Honor Society, Atlanta, GA