JACK REILLY - Bio - Curriculum Vitae - Exhibitions and Collections

Jack Reilly’s career began in Los Angeles in 1978, shortly after his paintings were discovered by prominent Los Angeles gallerist Molly Barns. Reilly had just received his MFA from Florida State University and promptly moved to Los Angeles. Following the critical success of his first solo exhibition with Molly Barnes Gallery, he was invited by Donald Brewer, curator of the Fisher Museum at the University of Southern California, to exhibit in The Reality of Illusion, a major museum exhibition which opened at the Denver Art Museum and subsequently traveled for two years to the Oakland Museum, USC Fisher Museum, Johnson Museum at Cornell, Honolulu Academy of Arts, among other prominent institutions nationwide. This series of museum exhibitions established Reilly as one of the original artists associated with the Abstract illusionism painting movement. In 1979 Reilly received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant.
Although he is best known for his abstract paintings on shaped canvas, he also works in representational imagery and mixed-genres.

By the early 1980s, Reilly's paintings were represented by galleries in major American cities including the Molly Barnes Gallery in Los Angeles, Aaron Berman Gallery in New York, Foster Goldstrom Fine Arts in San Francisco, Marilyn Butler gallery in Scottsdale and numerous others. Articles and reviews on Reilly's paintings were subsequently published in Arts Magazine, Art Week, the Los Angeles Times, New York Artworld, and in books including American Art Now by noted author and art critic Edward Lucie-Smith, and Inside the L.A. Artist by Marva Marrow.

Such notable collectors, including Fred and Marcia Weisman, Steve Martin, Daniel Melnick and numerous others, as well as public institutions acquired Reilly’s paintings. In1990 he was commissioned by the County of San Diego to execute a major forty-foot, site-specific, wall sculpture/painting for their public art program. The following year he was commissioned to create an eighteen-foot, shaped-canvas painting for American Airlines at Los Angeles International Airport. In 2012 Reilly’s paintings were exhibited as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. In 2016 his work was the subject of a solo retrospective at the California Museum of Art Thoudsnd Oaks (CMATO). Continually active as a painter, widely collected and exhibited internationally, Reilly’s work can be found in numerous private, public and corporate collections including the Oakland Museum, Atlantic Richfield, American Airlines, and Verizon Communications, among others. In addition to Reilly's long-standing career as an exhibiting painter and university professor, he currently divides his time living and working in Hawaii and California.

2018 bG Bleicher/Gorman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2016 California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, CA
2015 Sergent Fine Art, Lahaina, Maui, HI
2013 The Napa Gallery, Cal State Univ. Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
2012 bG Bleicher/Gorman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Getty Pacific Standard Time)
2011 Robert Graves Gallery, Wenatchee College, WA
2011 McNish Art Gallery, Oxnard College, CA
2010 Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2009 Cal State Univ. CI Palm Gallery, Old Town Camarillo, CA
2008 Jose Drudis-Biada Gallery, Mt. St Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Galerie Pavillion du Val de Grace, Paris American Academy, France
2008 Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2008 Upfront Gallery, Ventura, CA
2005 Visual Arts Studio, Richmond, VA.
2003 New Media Gallery, Ventura College, Ventura, CA.
2002 Handel Evans Gallery, Studio Channel Islands Art Ctr. Camarillo, CA.
1997 Gasgon Theater, Solo Film/Media Screening, Los Angeles, CA
1993 Nemiroff-Deutsch Fine Arts, Santa Monica, CA.
1991 Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
1990 Artspace Gallery, Clark County College, Las Vegas, NV.
1990 El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, CA.
1990 James Crumley Gallery, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA.
1989 Boritzer Gray Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
1987 California State University, North Gallery, Northridge, CA
1986 Mission East Village Gallery, New York, NY.
1985 Stella Polaris Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1984 Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA.
1983 Foster Goldstrom Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA.
1983 Stella Polaris Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1983 Academy of Art College Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1982 GMB Gallery, Detroit-Bermingham, MI.
1982 Sach's Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, CA
1981 Aaron Berman Gallery, New York, NY.
1981 Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1981 Foster Goldstrom Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA.
1981 Marilyn Butler Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
1981 Matthews Center Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
1981 Charleston Heights Art Center, Las Vegas, NV.
1981 Northern Arizona University Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ.
1981 Scottsdale College, Scottsdale, AZ.
1980 Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1980 Foster Goldstrom Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA.
1980 Marilyn Butler Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
1979 Carter Sarkin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1978 Anderson Marsh Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA.
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe AZ.
Anderson-Marsh Galleries, St. Petersburg, FL
Baxter Gallery, Caltech University, Pasadena, CA.
California Museum of Art, Thousand Oaks, CA.
California Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, CA.
Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA.
Chicago Guild Complex, Chicago, IL.
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO.
Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA.
East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, HI
Eastern Washington University Gallery, Spokane, WA.
Fischer Museum, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Bellaire, FL
Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL.
Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, History, and Science, CA.
Galerie Val de Grace, Paris American Academy, Paris France.
Gensler and Associates Archictects, Los Angeles, CA.
Handel Evans Gallery, Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA.
Herbert Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Toledo, OH.
Honolulu Academy of Arts Museum, Honolulu, HI.
Impakt Audio/Visual Arts Exhibition, Utrecht, Netherlands.
International Hamburg Festival, Hamburg, Germany
Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL.
J.J. Brooking Gallery, San Jose, CA
Jose Drudais-Buada Gallery, Mt. St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA
LA Art Show - Modern & Contemporary, Los Angeles Convention Center
L.A. Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, CA.
Laguna Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA.
Las Colinas Urban Center, Dallas, TX.
Long Beach City College Gallery, Long Beach, CA.
Los Angeles Center for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Museum Gallery, Art Expo California, San Francisco, CA.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA.
Palais des Congres, Porte Maillo, Paris, France
Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs, CA.
Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL.
San Jose State University Gallery, San Jose, CA.
Sargent Fine Arts, Lahaina, Maui, HI
Scarfone/Hartley Museum, University of Tampa, FL.
Scottsdale Center for Arts, Scottsdale, AZ.
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Ventura County Government Center, Ventura, CA
Ventura County Museum of History and Art, Ventura, CA
Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, FL.
Visual Art Studio, Richmond, VA.
Wailoa Arts & Cultural Center, Hilo, Hi
University of Texas Art Museum, Austin, TX

Alexandria Daily, Alexandria, LA
American Art Now, Morrow Publishing, New York, NY
American Artists, Krantz Publishing, Chicago, IL
Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Animation Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Arizona Business Gazette, Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ
Arts Magazine, New York, NY
Artscene Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Artweek L.A. Los Angeles, CA
Artweek Magazine, Oakland, CA
Artworld, New York, NY
Atlanta Journal, Atlanta, GA
Bloomfield Eccentric, Bloomfield/Detroit, MI
Daily News, Los Angeles, CA
Designers West Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Detroit Business Gazette, Detroit, MI
Detroit Free Press, Detroit MI
Downey Daily Signal, Downey, CA
Images and Issues Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Independent Film and Video Monthly, New York, NY
Independent Film Journal, New York, NY
Inside the L.A. Artist, Peregine Smith Books, Salt Lake. UT
Interior Design Magazine (cover), Los Angeles, CA
Introduction to Design, Prentis-Hall Publishers, Inglewood, NJ
Jacksonville Journal, Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City Star, Kansas City, KS
Kurzfilm Der Katalog, Hamburg, Germany.
Laguna Beach Art Patron Magazine. Laguna, CA
Lahaina News, Lahaina, HI
L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA
Motecito Journal, Santa Barbara, CA
New West Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Ohio Arts Journal, Toledo, OH
Palm Springs Art Magazine, Palm Springs, CA
Phoenix Magazine, Phoenix, AZ
Reality of Illusion, American Art Review Press
San Fernando Valley Business Journal, Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara News Press, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara, CA
Sausalito Review, Sausalito, CA
St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, FL
Style Weekly, Richmond, VA
Tampa Tribune, Tampa, FL
Ventura County Reporter, Ventura, CA
Ventura County Star, Ventura, CA
Visual Art Source, Los Angeles, CA
VC Life and Style, Ventura, CA
Who's Who in American Art


American Airlines, Los Angeles International Airport, CA
Atlantic Richfield /ARCO Corporation, Chicago, IL
Atlantic Richfield /ARCO Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
Arizona Western College, Yuma, AZ
Besteel Corporation, City of Industry, CA
California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
County of San Diego, Health Services Complex, CA
Fredrick Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, History and Science, CA
Hacienda Tax Associates, Hacienda Heights, CA
Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, AZ
MGM Studios - Polygram Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
PEPSICO/CPK, Pasadena, CA.
Republic Bank, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Sakowitz Corporation, Scottsdale, AZ
Santa Monica College, Academy of Art & Technology, CA
Sierra Federal Savings And Loan, Beverly Hills, CA
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Typecraft Corporation, Pasadena, CA
Verizon Corporation, Los Angeles, CA


Adler, Dr. Donald. Beverly Hills, CA
Almand, Paul. Los Angeles, CA
Alschuler, Evelyn, Beverly Hills, CA
Appel, William & Susan, Encino, CA
Authier, Gavin, Los Angeles, CA
Bar, Geoffery. Beverly Hills, CA
Barnes, Molly. Beverly Hills, CA
Beckstead, Dr. Paul & Denise. Malibu, CA
Berman, Aaron. New York, NY
Blank, Marilyn. Beverly Hills, CA
Bleger, Dr. Michael. Beverly Hills, CA
Bleicher, Om. Los Angeles, CA
Blumfield, Rho, Los Angeles, CA
Brewer, Donald & Polly. Fresno, CA
Butler, Marilyn. Scottsdale, AZ
Carlson, Dr. Dortothy. Bellview, WA
Caturani, Peter. New York, NY
Chesne, Robert & Denise, Los Angeles, CA
Cognata Richard, San Francisco, CA
Cosgrove, John. Los Angeles, CA
Davis, Gene. Sherman Oaks, CA
Davis, Jackie. Malibu, CA
Den, Arnold. San Francisco, CA
Deutsch, Harold. Los Angeles, CA
Dick, Shelia. Beverly Hills, CA
Duris, Maureen, Esq, Santa Barbara, CA
Edwards, Don. Ojai, CA
Eagle, William & Sharon, Los Angeles, CA
Ellman, Michael & Jerri. Beverly Hlls, CA
Entin, David. Malibu, CA
Fellman, Marti. Marina Del Rey, CA
Fields, Donna. Beverly Hills, CA
Freedman, Dr. Stephen. Encino, CA
Freidman, Jerald. Beverly Hills, CA
Galloway, William. Seminole, FL
Gilderman, Brad. Sheman Oaks, CA
Glassman, Dr. Harry. Beverly Hills, CA
Goldstrom, Foster. Oakland, CA
Goodman, Ronald & Rachelle. Los Angeles
Gordon, Peter. Los Angeles, CA
Hindin, Tod & Marion. Bel Air, CA
Horwitz, David. Los Angeles, CA
Howard, Noel. Los Angeles, CA
Isenberg, Michelle. Los Angeles, CA
Jacobson, Barbara. Westin, MA
Jackson, Mark & Dina, Lahaina, HI
Jurey, Mark & Deborah, Templeton, CA
Kastan, Stuart & Cheryl, Lahaina, HI
Kaye, Alan & Michelle. Beverly Hills, CA
Kikuchi, Megumi. Redondo Beach, CA
Kline, Dr. Arnold. Los Angeles, CA
Knuttson, Anders, New York, NY
Kolpack, Dr. Marvin. Beverly Hills, CA
Koplin, Marti. Los Angeles, CA
Krasne, Nancy. Los Angeles, CA
Krisel, Marcella. Bel Air, CA
Landau, Sharon, Beverly Hills, CA
Mainstain, Peter. Tarzana, CA
Marti, Jill. Los Angeles, CA
Matjas, Luke, Thousand Oaks, CA
Marzell, Stuart and Arlene. Hacienda Heights, CA
Martin, Steve. Beverly Hills, CA
Matsumoto, June. Beverly Hills, CA
Melnick, Daniel. Los Angeles, CA
Mohr, Jack & Monica. Santa Barbara, CA
Montogemery, Harry. Pasadena, CA
Moylan, Dr. Christopher. Lahaina, HI
Nemiroff, Mumsey, Beverly Hills, CA
Narmer, Norman. Los Angeles, CA
Norris, Joan. San Francisco, CA
Pao, George, Los Angeles, CA
Pedalaborde, Dianne, New York, NY
Perry, Kenneth, Long Beach, CA
Piepho, Rob, Palm Springs, CA
Priesman, Fran. Los Angeles, CA
Robinson, Mrs. Edward G. Beverly Hills, CA
Rosen, Lois. Los Angeles, CA
Rosenberg, Kyle. La Canada, CA
Sakharoff, Albert & Micheline. Ventura, CA
Sakikabara, Yutaka. Tokyo, Japan
Shalsky, Judi. West Hollywood, CA
Shore, Evie. Beverly Hills, CA
Shore, Margie. Pacific Palisades, CA
Sidney, George. Los Angeles, CA
Singer, Noel. Hollywood, CA
Smith, Larry. Los Angeles, CA
Sterling, Morton & Ellen. Marina del Rey, CA
Stern, Robert Los Angeles, CA
Sullivan, Linda. Encino, CA
Swartzblatt, Gary & Monica. Beverly Hills, CA
Symes, Anette. Los Angeles, CA
Tesser, Arthur & Nancy, Encino, CA
Travers, Jim & Francine. Beverly Hills, CA
Treves, Nance & Sarah. Tarzana, CA
Van Note, Mark. Wapole, NH
Vaughn, Stephan. Los Angeles, CA
Waite, Ralph, Los Angeles/Palm Springs, CA
Williams, Randolph, Marina Del Rey, CA
Wurlitzer, Fred. Burlingame, CA
Zafman, Deborah, New York, NY
Zafman, Norman. Beverly Hills, CA
Zetlin, Carol. Encino, CA
Ziman, Helene. Los Angeles, CA
Zussman, David & Linda. Bel Air, CA

National Endowment for the Arts Grant (NEA)
Arizona Commission on the Arts Grant
American Airlines, Public Arts Commission, Los Angeles Intl. Airport
County of San Diego, CA, Site-Speciific Public Arts Commission
Carnegie Art Museum, Three-Dimensional Award, Oxnard, CA
Painting Commission, City of Ventura Music Festival, Ventura, CA
Numerous other exhibition awards and honors.

M.F.A. 1978, B.F.A. 1976 Florida State University
1974 Paris American Academy, Paris, France

California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
Professor of Art 2001-2015 (Art Department Chair 2001-2013)
Awarded Professor Emeritus 2016
California State University Northridge, CA
Professor of Art 1987-2001.
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Instructor in Art Foundation 1985-1987.
Arizona Western College, Yuma, AZ
Visiting Professor of Painting - Artist in Residence 1979-1981

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