Putting motion into pictures and ideas to work.


CHRIS 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.


A list of happy clients.

EXHIBITIONS SOLO

2019 / Eat Your Heart Out, Carroll Street Cafe, Atlanta, GA
2018 / #POPARTLIFE, Southwest Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

EXHIBITIONS GROUP

2024 / The New South 5, KAI LIN Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2018 / The New South 3, KAI LIN Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2018 / Annex Infinite, Pop Up Exhibition Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2017 / WonderRoot Imaginary Million, The Forum, Atlanta, GA
2017 / National Black Arts Festival Gala, Flourish, Atlanta, GA
2017 / Hapeville Art Walk, Brutal Studio, Hapeville, GA
2016 / In An Echo, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery, New York, NY
2016 / Future Projections, Studio One, Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, New Zealand
2015 / Future Projections, Studio One, Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, New Zealand
2015 / 15th China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2015 / Photoville 2015, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY
2014 / 14th China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2014 / Photoville 2014, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY
2014 / International INSIDE OUT Peoples Art Project, City Community Mural, Atlanta, GA
2014 / Liquid Blackness, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
2014 / Remembering Trayvon, Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA
2014 / 6th Biennial Cultural Competency Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
2014 / Cumming FUMC Festival of Arts, Cumming, GA
2013 / Meeting The Dragon, POD Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2013 / NBAF Emerging Artist, Atlanta, GA
2013 / Project Karma: Blues For The Blues, Indigo Bar, Atlanta, GA
2013 / A Word Is Worth A Thousand Images, Southwest Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
2013 / Small Works, Southwest Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
2013 / Art Student Union Annual Exhibition, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2012 / Small Treasures, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2012 / Death Is The Destination, Ernest G. Welch School Gallery, Atlanta, GA

AWARDS / GRANTS / FELLOWSHIPS

2013 / Georgia Retention Scholarship, Atlanta, GA
2013 / Georgia International Education Scholarship, Atlanta, GA
2012 / Georgia Workforce Investment Act Grant, Atlanta, GA

PUBLICATIONS

2024 / VOGUE – With Manhunt, Tobias Menzies Steps Into The Limelight
2023 / Vanity Fair – Manhunt: First Look
2023 / GQ – How To Make A Fake Beyonce Song
2023 / Vulture – We Can Be Serial Killers Too
2023 / The Atlantic – “Is Stanning A Sin?
2014 / Hilley, Parker. “Volume 4, Issue 2”, Underground Art & Literary Journal
2013 / Hilley, Parker. “Volume 4, Issue 1”, Underground Art & Literary Journal

LECTURES

2014 / National Art Honor Society, Atlanta, GA