Biography

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Kelyne Reis is a visual artist, born in Brazil, lived and worked in Houston/TX before moving to Hannover, Germany end 2017, where she currently lives and works.

Reis preferred media is acrylic on canvas, but she also has been painting unique objects, as well as murals, and just started a series of small sculptures. Influences of the German “Bauhaus” movement and of Pop Art can be seen in her works, in which she plays with bold colors, graphic shapes, and flat/clean surfaces, telling stories in a very simple way.

Her latest series – “Digital Embracing (Through Modification & Fragmentation Towards A New Wholeness)”- was originated from her experiments with digital media. Reis started digitally modifying her already existing works, creating completely new images, which she brought back to the canvas in her very unmistakable way.

Her actual series-in-progress has the work title: “What Your Eyes Say”, and is inspired on the eyes’ iris of expressive people she admires.

Reis is fascinated by how strongly the interaction between her works and the viewers is affected by the venue in which an exhibition takes place. Through the venues, her works gain different readings, even antagonistic meanings, turning her creative process actually more exciting.

One of her latest works Petit Embrace (Houston Super Bowl Embracing Diversity) Football Helmet – was part of an Art Project by the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, for the Super Bowl LI, which took place in Houston in February 2017.

Also, a collaborative mural featuring one of her signature subjects “The Thinker Is Relaxing” can be seeing at 1503 Chartres St., Houston, TX 77003. It was created to the HUE (Houston Urban Experience) Mural Festival 2016.

Her works have been exhibited in various venues, including commercial galleries, churches, museums, and as part of public projects. Reis has also participated in several juried-exhibitions, as well as has acted as curator in many others.

Reis lately solo exhibition was at The Jung Center Houston in December 2016, in which she presented the complete series “DIGITAL EMBRACING (Through Modification & Fragmentation Towards A New Wholeness)”, being this accompanied by a book, with introduction written by Anna Tahinci (Ph.D., Professor and Area Coordinator of Art History at the Glassell School of Art/MFAH).

Kelyne Reis works are part of many private collections in the United States, Germany, and Brazil, as well as the collection of the City of Houston, and the Health Museum of Houston, TX.