R. Wayne Reynolds was born in Arlington, Virginia on February 22, 1953. His first visit to the Na-tional Ga lery of Art at the age of five, combined with visits to the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum, made an impermeable impression that formed the foundation for his lifelong love of art and nature. That experience also set the standard for his creative work as a visual artist.
Reynolds received his BFA in Painting from MICA, (Maryland Institute College of Art), in 1975. Reynolds is also a self-taught Master Gilder, and a Professional Associate in the American Insti-tute of Conservation. Working as a Gold Leaf Conservator, Reynold’s clients have included the White House, the National Gallery of Art, the United States Capitol, the State Department, the US Treasury, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Working as a Contemporary Artist, he often combines the five-hundred-year-old craft of applying gold leaf with his practice as a Contemporary Visual Artist. His work has been exhibited in Muse-ums and International Art Fairs that include:
2019 Solo Show: Flying Low, Drawing Big Bethany Arts Community Ossining, NY
2018 Scope Art Fair, Basel Switzerland Arte Ponte Gallery
2018 Zurich, Where Vilnius Meets New York, in Zurich, Switzerland
2018 Scope Art Fair, Arte Ponte Gallery in Basel Switzerland,
2017 The Handshake, at Cubico, Soho NYC
2017 Satellite Art Show, during Miami Art Week, Miami Florida
2016 Bridges, An International show of Mathematical Art, Jyväskylä, Finland.
2015 The Select Art Fair in Chelsea NY
2015 Infinity Takes Forever A Solo Show at Studio 26 Gallery, East Village NYC
2014 The Red Dot Art Fair during Art Basel in Miami Florida
1974 The Baltimore Museum of Art Biannual, Baltimore Maryland
1974 The 19th Area Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
I depend on the future to deliver my next creative idea, but I carefully study the past to compare and confirm that I have received a strong, clear, signal to work from. My fascination and respect for nature is the common denominator in my diverse body of work. My primary goals are to main-tain continuity, to stay progressive, and to always be experimental. I am always seeking new ma-terials to create with, often with very unexpected outcomes, so that I can refine and expand my unique visual language of expression.