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Artist Jimmy Reagan Resume


About:

Born on July 6th, 1993 in St. Paul, Minnesota and creating art since 2009, Reagan is significantly influenced by van Gogh, Picasso, Mid-Century artists and Expressionism. Reagan has a passion for color, texture and the simplicity of an image. His work is expressive and inventive while innocent and sophisticated at the same time.  The sumptuous,  unexpected array of color in Reagan's work, suggests the artist's relationship to synesthesia. Bright, electric color infuse his images as do short lines he defines as 'tick marks". Reagan's favorite subjects are portraits –both people and animals. The subjects of Reagan’s portraiture often depict a clear, sometimes striking, direct gaze. Eye contact is an interesting and reoccurring theme. Diagnosed with complex autism at age 2 1/2, Reagan's work offers him a means to illustrate his perspective of the world. Reagan is a true outsider artist as he has no formal training. However, art is in his blood as he is the great nephew of acclaimed New York artist George Schneeman. Reagan is internationally recognized as has exhibited at FACTORY-ART GALLERY, Berlin, Germany, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital WineFest Featured Artist, EXPO CHICAGO 2012, ARTEXPO MILANO 2015, University of Minnesota ICI, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, Jimmy Wilson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, Studio26NYC - Asia Art Fair Hong Kong, Studio26NYC Affordable Art Fair NYC Metropolitan Pavilion, BG Gallery - Santa Monica, CA, 4 Pillars Gallery, New Ulm, Mn, 2017 Featured Artist at The Purpose Awards at the Streamys - Los Angeles, CA and 2018 LA Art Show - Los Angeles, CA.

Contact: Peg Schneeman Reagan, artist representative at 612-269-9897.

Exhibits:

Sunfish Cellars- Lilydale, Minnesota permanent gallery space - www.sunfishcellars.com
University of Minnesota Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic – ongoing   www.med.umn.edu/peds/clinneuro/autism/home.html
Edina Art Center, Edina Minnesota -  February 2011
University of Minnesota WineFest No. 16 Barrel Artist, 2011
Guest Artist Bobiam Artistic Streetwear, 2011
University of Minnesota WineFest No. 17 Featured Artist, 2012 - www.thewinefest.org
Unity Church, St. Paul, Minnesota  - February, 2012
Eclectic Goat, Northfield, Minnesota - February, March and April, 2012
Fresh Ground, St. Paul, Minnesota - April, 2012
Depot, Hopkins, Minnesota - May, 2012
Factory-Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany - May 10th - June 8th, 2012
Abbott Northwestern Hospital and The Penny George Institute, Minneapolis,Minnesota - June and July, 2012
Owatonna Hospital, Owatonna, Minnesota - Owatonna Art Center - July through October, 2012
The Bean Factory, St. Paul, Minnesota - July 2012 - July 28th Art Fair
Virginia Piper Institute Oncology Clinic, Minneapolis, Minnesota –August and September 2012
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Art Perchance - August 16th, 2012 http://www.artsmia.org/artperchance2012/ 
Shifting Perceptions, Lee Massachusetts April – May 2013
Bobiam Gallery, Minneapolis Minnesota  April 2013  www.bobiam.com
Art Perchance – Minneapolis Institute of Arts, October 2013
EXPO CHICAGO 2013 – Chicago, Il September 19th – 22nd, 2013
Wine Women and Shoe, 2015 –  November 14th, 2015 Fashion Show Runway debut of Jimmy Reagan Designer Scarves, Ties and Handbags. McNamara Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good Purpose Gallery, Lee Massachusetts November, December 2014 and January 2015
ArtMeet – the FOREX Invasion November 12th – 30th 2014 Via Nicola Antonion Porpora 14, 20131 Milano, Italy
Lugano Fund Forum Palazzo dei Congressi, Lugano November 24th and 25th 2014
University of Minnesota ICI, Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Avenue, Minneapolis, MN March 12th- June, 2015
ARTEXPO MILANO 2015, Milan, Italy East End Studios Via Mecenate 84/10 Milano, Italy Spazio Progetto
Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana - April 8th and 9th, 2016 www.saintmarys.edu/jimmy
Art-A-Whirl - St. Boniface May 20th and 21st, 2016 nemaa.org/art-a-whirl
Jimmy Wilson Gallery, September, 2016  www.jimmypicture.com

Studio26NYC - Asia Contemporary Art Fair Hong Kong, Hong Kong Art Basil,  March 2017 http://www.asiacontemporaryart.com/home/main/en/

Studio26NYC - Affordable Art Fair NYC Metropolitan Pavilion April 2017

BG Gallery - Santa Monica, CA June 2017 http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/

4 Pillars Gallery - New Ulm, MN June 2nd to July 21st, 2017 http://thegrandnewulm.com/

United Theological Seminary, New Brighton, MN Fall of 2017 http://www.unitedseminary.edu/

LA Art Show - Los Angeles, CA January 10th through the 14th, 2018 with bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA www.laartshow.com 

Catalogues and Publication:

Twins Cities TOSCA Magazine Cover - Winter 2015 www.tctosca.com/the-magazine/
Factory-Art Gallery 2012 Catalogue  http://factory-art.com/2012projectberlin/catalog.php
Cairns Journal,Volume No 5, 2013
Twins Cities TOSCA Winter Edition - Cover and story - http://tctosca.com/the-magazine/

Cairns Journal, Volume No 8, 2016

OMLOG, The Art of Logistics - Catalogue - http://arts.omlog.com/

Featured Artist 2017 - Program Cover - The Purpose Awards at The Streamys, Los Angeles, CA https://www.streamys.org/2017/06/announcing-the-purpose-awards-the-streamys/

Awards:

Honorable Mention Edina Art Center -Young I: A Teen Self Portrait Show
University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital WineFest No. 16 Barrel Artist
University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital Winefest No.17 Featured Artist 2012
Guest Artist - Factory-Art Gallery Berlin, Germany May 10th through June 8th, www.factory-art.com
Exhibitor - Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Art Perchance - August 16th, 2012
Stay Then Go film website – www.staythengo.com
Exhibitor – Minneapolis Institute of Arts - Art Perchance August 2012 and October 2013
William Gordon Winery – Label Artist for William Gordon Winery – December 2012 www.williamgordonwinery.com
Featured Artist for Northern Trust – EXPO CHICAGO, September 19th – 22nd, 2013 www.expochicago.com
CAIRNS JOURNAL – December 2013
The Good Purpose Galley – Lee, Massachusetts November and December 2014
Cover Artist Twins Cities TOSCA Magazine - Minneapolis, Minnesota .                                                                                                                                                                                                        Featured Artist 2017 - Program Cover - The Purpose Awards at The Streamys, Los Angeles, CA https://www.streamys.org/2017/06/announcing-the-purpose-awards-the-streamys/

Public Presenting:

University of Minnesota WineFest #17 May, 2012
Erik’s Ranch and Retreat 2012 – 2013
Target Corporation: October, 2012
Visitation Merrie Market, April 2013
University of St Thomas 10th Anniversary Celebration, April 28th, 2013
Owatonna Center for the Arts: May 8th, 2013

Galleries:

Sunfish Cellars – Permanent Collection – Lilydale, Minnesota   www.sunfishcellars.com
Factory-Art Gallery, Berlin Germany   www.factory-art.com
Good Purpose Gallery, Lee, Massachusetts www.bvpac.org/good-purpose-gallery/
Saatchi Art Gallery, Online Gallery www.saatchiart.com/throughjimmyseyes
ArtMeet Gallery Milano, Milano Italy  www.artmeet.eu
Jimmy Wilson Gallery, September, 2016  www.jimmypicture.com .                                                                                                                                                                                                                               bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA June 2017 http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/ .                                                                                                                                                                                       4 Pillars Gallery Grand Hotel New Ulm, MN http://thegrandnewulm.com/

Merchandise available at:

Hunt and Gather, Minneapolis, MN - http://www.huntandgatherantiques.com/

DEBUT - Mall of America - http://www.mallofamerica.com/shopping/directory/debut      May12th through September 10th, 2017                                                                                                           The Purple Tree, Hudson, WI https://thepurpletree.org/

Skipping Rocks, Beaver Bay, MN https://www.facebook.com/Skipping-Rocks-307310149704393/

Eclectic Goat, Northfield, MN www.electicgoatnorthfield.com

Shop www.shop.throughjimmyseyes.com

Works Held:

Private and public Collections including at the University of Minnesota President’s public residence, Eastcliff.   Corporate offices of Nuveen, Chicago, Il, Wells Fargo, Minneapolis, Punch and Associates and University of Minnesota Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic.

Media:

Featured Artist at The Purpose Awards at The Streamys - Los Angeles, CA https://www.streamys.org/2017/06/announcing-the-purpose-awards-the-streamys/

 http://www.mallofamerica.com/shopping/debut-shop-for-kindness                                                                                                                                                                                              http://mspmag.com/shop-and-style/ali-shops/mall-of-america-to-debut-shop-for-kindness/

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2017/04/18/mall-of-americas-debut-boutique-selling-cause.html?ana=e_me_set3&s=newsletter&ed=2017-04-18&u=jFaD6u%2BMZIP%2FkOIRLi3MHZ%2BQL3g&t=1492520143&j=77967771

Stay Then Go – film website – Jimmy’s art was on this film website from 2011 to 2014. www.staythengo.com
You Tube link about this film  www.staythengo.com/about-this-film/
LifeTime Fitness has created a short video on Jimmy.  It will begin playing in LifeTime Fitness Centers around the country September 2014 https://vimeo.com/102929361
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/266692381.html
http://binkley1.rssing.com/browser.php?indx=22644593&last=1&item=6
KSTP TV segment on Jimmy and his painting on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
http://kstp.com/article/stories/S2726849.shtml?cat=12196
Star Tribune article on Jimmy http://www.startribune.com/local/south/162126725.html
KSTP TV segment on Jimmy http://kstp.com/news/stories/S2649148.shtml?cat=1
Sun Current Newspaper article http://current.mnsun.com/2012/06/art-changes-how-the-world-sees-jimmy-reagan/
Owatonna Peoples Press      http://www.oacarts.org/revolving-posters/2013%2011x17%20Friends%20Lunch%20Poster_PROOF1.jpg
Owatonna Peoples Press: http://www.southernminn.com/scene/arts/article_34769f57-90fb-5b32-b21d-451f6419b5df.htlm
Factory-Art Gallery- Berlin, Germany.  May Be (R) Evolution Exhibit. Girl with Hat and Golden Hair Man Paintings will be on exhibit from May 10th to June 8th, 2012. www.factory-art.com
Link to Catalogue http://www.factory-art.com/2012projectberlin/mayberevolution/pdf/mbre-catalogue.pdf
Link to Virtual tour http://www.factory-art.com/2012projectberlin/mayberevolution/virtualtour/virtualtour.html
Link to images http://www.factory-art.com/2012projectberlin/mayberevolution/images/images.html
You Tube video - Jimmy's journey as WineFest artist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5i8K6ifNvo
YouTube video - Jimmy creating Girl with Hat Painting - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0FzU8wKWFM
Giving Matter's article about Jimmy
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mmf/news/givingmatters/2011/capturing-a-world-of-color-and-beauty.html

Caryn Sullivan's Pioneer Press article about Jimmy
http://www.twincities.com/opinion/ci_19006040 and http://www.carynsullivanscribe.com/art-and-autism-through-jimmy%e2%80%99s-eyes/

Mendota Heights Patch news
http://mendotaheights.patch.com/articles/mendota-heights-artist-puts-his-signature-on-winefest-fundraiser

Jimmy is a Guest Artist for Bobiam Artistic Streetwear
Go to http://www.bobiam.com/guestartists.html

Great Article in Mendota Heights Patch
http://mendotaheights.patch.com/articles/mendota-heights-artist-displays-barrel-top-for-winefest