Reed Anderson's practice draws from a background of printmaking, popular culture and painting. The heart of his current body of work uses large pieces of intricately cut paper as a stencil, which is folded and painted upon itself multiple times to create an image. Paper that has been cut out of these drawings are further embellished and collaged into the larger drawing, while smaller artworks arise from detritus printed elsewhere while working. This growing organic mass, with interconnections and offsprings, is both a map of how he works and the product of the work itself.
Reed Anderson was born 1969 in New York, NY. Anderson received an M.F.A. in Studio Art Practice at Stanford University (2009), attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1994), and received his B.F.A. in Printmaking & Painting from San Francisco Art Institute (1993). Anderson’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), The Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo, NY), and numerous private collections including Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary (Austria), Olbricht Collection (Essen, Germany), and the West Collection (Philadelphia, PA).