ARTIST

BRANDON REESE

 
 
 
 

Reese’s sculptures are predominately known for their simple, familiar forms created in a variety of methods and at such large scales that they push the traditional boundaries of ceramic art.

 

Artist, Brandon Reese, works primarily with stoneware and porcelain. Reese’s sculptures are predominately known for their simple, familiar forms created in a variety of methods and at such large scales that they push the traditional boundaries of ceramic art. His sculptures playfully and beautifully express the idea that relationships offer a unique ability to enhance the individual elements while simultaneously unifying them to create a powerfully emotional and visual experience.

 

 
 

 
 

BIOGRAPHY

Artist, Brandon Reese, works primarily with stoneware and porcelain. He received his BFA in sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute where he became proficient in bronze, cast iron, steel, wood and ceramics. While in Kansas City he apprenticed with Jim Leedy until pursuing a graduate degree specializing in ceramics at Bowling Green State University. There, he had the privilege of working with artists Jun Kaneko, Don Reitz and Peter Voulkos.

While at Bowling Green, he focused on salt and wood firing for creating unusual and varied surfaces on each sculpture. Upon graduation, Reese was hired by Oklahoma State University as an assistant professor of its newly expanded ceramics department. In addition to teaching, Reese regularly exhibits his large-scale ceramic sculptures. His work has been exhibited in Germany, Taiwan and across the United States. 

 
 

 
 

STATEMENT

Life motivates my work. An amalgamation of memories, images and relationships inspire all that I do. My fascination with architecture and patterns in life become the language that exposes my intrigue with the relationships that connects individuals. Scale heightens the visual experience of these structural investigations…playfully defining space and pushing the boundaries of ceramics. My work also relates my belief that the best part of life is the process; and that true success comes when you can wear all of the marks that life leaves with beauty and grace, allowing them to become a part of you and serving as mementos of where you came from and how you got there. My art wears the fingerprints, cuts, dents and other texturing as a roadmap and documentation of its creation.

 

- Brandon Reese

 
 

SCULPTURES SERIES 

 

We hold an innate desire to build, to grow, to leave our mark.The playfulness and precariousness in my pieces show the dichotomy of our fragility and strength. 

My recent body of work is about inviting the viewer into the space it consumes. What isn't there is as important as what is there. The multiple pieces coming together into one collaborative design speaks to the belief that we are our best when we are in relationship with others. Although we maintain our own individual identity, when we are paired with others we are stronger and make a much greater impact to the world around us.  The circles in my pieces symbolizes eternal life and reminds us so delicately that our experience on earth is temporary, and at times too brief. But the foundational element of love lasts beyond our existence, and if we are fortunate, we leave added value and beauty to those we have laughed, cried and lived alongside. 

 
 

 

BRANDON REESE

Birth date:         April 12, 1973

Birthplace:        Manhattan, Kansas (USA) 

 

EDUCATION

1997 - 1999    

M.F.A. Ceramics.  Bowling Green State University.  Bowling Green, OH.

Spring 1996     

Post Undergraduate Study - Ceramic sculpture.  Kansas City Art Institute. Kansas City, MO.

1992 - 1995    

B.F.A. Sculpture.  Kansas City Art Institute.  Kansas City, MO.

1991 - 1992    

Art Major.  Cameron University.  Lawton, OK. 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017    

Brandon Reese New Works, Exhibit by Aberson. Tulsa, OK. (solo)

 Amalgamated Contemplation, Walker Fine Arts. Denver, CO. (group)

2016    

Circling the Familiar, Henry Zarrow Center for the Arts. Tulsa, OK. (solo)

Oklahoma State University Art Faculty Annual, Gardiner Art Gallery.  Stillwater, OK.  (group)

Holiday Show, Aberson Exhibits. Tulsa, OK. (group)

Gallery Artist Show, Gebert Contemporary. Scottsdale, AZ.  (group)

2015   

Brandon Reese, Aberson Exhibits.  Tulsa, OK.  (solo)

Brandon Reese, The Bascom.  Highlands, NC. (solo)

New Work, Brandon Reese.  Gebert Contemporary.  Scottsdale, AZ.  (Solo)

Artist Show, Melissa Morgan.  Palm Dessert, CA. (group)

Winter 2015, J GO Gallery. Park City, UT.  (group)

Brandon Reese, Fort Collins Art Center.  Fort Collins, CO. (solo)

Summer Show, Gebert Contemporary. Scottsdale, AZ.  (group)

Oklahoma State University Art Faculty Annual, Gardiner Art Gallery.  Stillwater, OK.  (group)

2014   

Brandon Reese: Circles, The Bascom. Highlands, NC.  (solo)

Brandon Reese: Unchartered, Walker Fine Art.  Denver, CO. (solo)

Three Potters Symposium, The Bascom. Highlands, NC. (group)

Winter [SOL} 2014, J GO Gallery. Park City, UT.  (group)

New Artist Preview Show, Melissa Morgan. Palm Dessert, CA. (group)

Seasonal Show, Gebert Contemporary. Scottsdale, AZ.  (group)

Holiday Open House, Aberson Exhibits.  Tulsa, OK.  (group)

Conceptual Abstraction, Alan Avery Art Company.  Atlanta, GA.  (group)

Oklahoma State University Art Faculty Annual, Gardiner Art Gallery.  Stillwater, OK.  (group)

 2013    

Brandon Reese, Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA. (solo)

Brandon Reese, Aberson Exhibits.  Tulsa, OK.  (solo)

Brandon Reese: New Works, Gebert Contemporary.  Scottsdale, AZ.  (solo)

Gallery Artists:  Collective Abstraction, Gebert Contemporary.  Santa Fe, NM.  (group)

Oklahoma State University Art Faculty Annual, Gardiner Art Gallery.  Stillwater, OK.  (group)

2012    

Patina, Walker Fine Arts.  Denver, CO.  (solo)   

Dallas Art Show, Dallas Convention Center.  Dallas, TX.  Work taken by Gebert Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.  (group)

Crafting Ritual and Identity:  Oklahoma Invitational Exhibition.  Brady Craft Alliance.  Tulsa, OK.  (group)           (catalogue)

Art Now 2012, City Arts Center.  Oklahoma City, OK (group) (catalogue)

White, Aberson Exhibits.  Tulsa, OK.  (group – 6 new pieces)

Holiday Show, Aberson Exhibits.  Tulsa, OK.  (group)

Oklahoma State University Art Faculty Annual, Gardiner Art Gallery.  Stillwater, OK.  (group)

New works, Gebert Gallery, Venice, CA. (group)

 2011    

Brandon Reese: Sculpture, Aberson Exhibits.  Tulsa, OK.  (solo)

Café City Arts: Go, City Arts Center.  OKC, OK.  (group)

Holiday Show, Aberson Exhibits.  Tulsa, OK.  (group)

Gallery Artist Group Show, Gebert Gallery.  Venice, CA.  (group)

LA Art Show, LA Convention Center.  Los Angeles, CA. (group)

Anniversary Show, Gebert Contemporary.  Scottsdale, AZ.  (group)

2010    

Brandon Reese: New Sculpture, Gebert Contemporary.  Santa Fe, NM.  (solo)

Group Show, Gebert Gallery.  Venice, CA.  (group)

Anniversary Show, Gebert Gallery.  Venice, CA.  (group)

LA Art Show, LA Convention Center.  Los Angeles, CA. (group)

Gallery Abstraction Show, Gebert Contemporary.  Scottsdale, AZ.  (group)

100 @ 100, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery.  Bowling Green, OH. (group) (Catalogue)

2009    

Brandon Reese, Gebert Gallery.  Venice, CA.  (solo)

Brandon Reese, Gebert Contemporary.  Scottsdale, AZ.  NCECA Conference. (solo)

Oklahoma State University Art Faculty Annual, Gardiner Art Gallery.  Stillwater, OK.  (group)

Sculpture and Prints, Gebert Contemporary.  Scottsdale, AZ.  (group)

2008   

Opening Group Show, Gebert Gallery.  Venice, CA.  (group)

Romantic Materialism, Untitled.  Oklahoma City, OK.  (3 person show, catalogue)

Brandon Reese: Recent Works, Alexandre Hogue Gallery.  Tulsa, OK.  (solo)

Oklahoma State University Art Faculty Annual, Gardiner Art Gallery.  Stillwater, OK.  (group)

Gallery Artist Group Show,  Chiaroscuro Gallery.  Santa Fe, NM.  (group)

Ceramics and Painting, Chiaroscuro Gallery.  Scottsdale, AZ.  (group)

2007   

Contemporary Abstraction, Ursa Contemporary Gallery.  Santa Fe, NM.  (group)

Brandon Reese:  New Works, Gebert Contemporary Gallery - Canyon Road. Santa Fe, NM.  (solo)

Brandon Reese:  New Works, Chiaroscuro Gallery.  Scottsdale, AZ.  (solo)

Brandon Reese:  Ceramic Sculpture, Artsplace.  Ponca City, OK.  (solo)

Oklahoma State University Art Faculty Annual, Gardiner Art Gallery.  Stillwater, OK.  (group)

2006   

Salt-Glaze Ceramics 2006:  7th International Competition, Chambers of Trade and Crafts.  Luneburg, Germany.  (curated, touring, international)

Salt-Glaze Ceramics 2006:  7th International Competition, Chambers of Trade and Crafts.  Dusseldorf, Germany.  (curated, touring, international)

Oklahoma State University Art Faculty Annual, Gardiner Art Gallery.  Stillwater, OK.  (group)

New Works, Chiaroscuro Gallery - Canyon Road Complex. Santa Fe, NM.  (invitational, national, group)

Salt-Glaze Ceramics 2006:  7th International Competition, Keramikmuseum Westerwald.  Westerwald, Germany.  (curated, touring, international)

Salt-Glaze Ceramics 2006: 7th International Competition, Galerie Handwerk Koblenz.  Koblenz, Germany. (curated:  jurors - international panel, hardbound catalogue)

Vision Makers 2006, Leslie Powell Gallery.  Lawton, OK.  (curated:  juror - Mark Masuoka, regional, catalogue)

Brandon Reese:  New Work, Chiaroscuro Gallery.  Scottsdale, AZ.  (solo)

2005   

Art Miami, Miami Beach Convention Center.  Miami Beach, FL.  (invitational, national, group)

Oklahoma State University Art Faculty Annual, Gardiner Art Gallery.  Stillwater, OK.  (group)

Chicago Contemporary and Classic, Navy Pier.  Chicago, IL.  (national, group)

At That Moment, I Was an Artist, NCECA, Maryland Art Place.  Baltimore, MD.  (invitational, international, group)

Brandon Reese:  Ceramic Sculpture, Chiaroscuro Gallery.  Scottsdale, AZ.  (solo)     

2004   

Brandon Reese:  New Works, Chiaroscuro Gallery - Monte Sol Complex. Santa Fe, NM.  (solo)

Oklahoma State University Art Faculty Annual, Gardiner Art Gallery.  Stillwater, OK.  (group)

Brandon Reese:  Arizona Debut, Chiaroscuro Gallery.  Scottsdale, AZ.  (solo)

The First Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2004, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts.  Southern Taiwan.  (curated:  jurors – international panel, catalogue)

The First Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2004, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum. Taipei, Taiwan (curated:  jurors – international panel, hard bound catalogue,  CD)  

Vision Makers 2004, IAO Gallery.  Oklahoma City, OK.  (curated:  juror – Diane Barber, regional) 

Brandon Reese, Raffine Interiors.  Oklahoma City, OK.  (invitational, two-person show)

Trained, NCECA, Louis Schwitzer Center. Indianapolis, IN.  (show proposal accepted by NCECA panel, three person show, national)

2003   

Ceramics USA, University of North Texas Art Gallery.  Denton, TX.  (curated:  juror - Doug Casebeer, national)

Wichita National, Wichita Center for the Arts.  Wichita, KS.  (curated: juror - Josh DeWeese, national)

Oklahoma Ceramics, IAO Gallery.  Oklahoma City, OK.  (invitational, regional)

Cafe City Arts, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.  Oklahoma City, OK.  (invitational, regional)

Brandon Reese:  New Ceramic Sculpture, Mainsite Art Gallery.  Norman, OK.  (solo)

Duality:  Reese and Wille, University of Dayton.  Dayton, OH.  (two-person show)

2002

Awards of Excellence and Grant Recipient Exhibition, Northern Oklahoma College.  Tonkawa, OK.  (curated:  juror – Betsy Senior, regional)

Oklahoma State University Art Faculty Annual, Gardiner Art Gallery.  Stillwater, OK.  (group)

Reese/Komarin, Peyton Wright Gallery.  Santa Fe, NM.  (two - person show)

MOAK 2002, Springfield Art Museum.  Springfield, MO (curated:  juror – Alyson Stanfield, regional, catalogue)

Red Heat, Alexander Hogue Gallery.  Tulsa, OK.  (curated:  juror – Richard Notkin, national)

Spring Contemporary Show, Peyton Wright Gallery.  Santa Fe, NM.  (group)   

Overview:  Gallery Artists, NCECA, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art.  Kansas City, MO.  (invitational, national, group)

Peter Voulkos and Friends, Willard Wankleman Gallery.  Bowling Green, OH.  (invitational, national, group)

Oklahoma State University Art Faculty Annual, Gardiner Art Gallery.  Stillwater, OK.  (group)

East/West International Ceramic InvitationalNCECA, Filipino Cultural Center.  Overland Park, KS.  (invitational, international, group)

Vision Makers:  2002, Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum.  Norman, OK.  (curated:  juror – Lane Coulter, regional)

2001   

Rendezvous 2001, The Museum of Nebraska Art.  Kearney, NE.  (curated:  juror – Jake Jacobson, national)

Bridges, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.  Oklahoma City, OK.  (solo)

Oklahoma State University Art Faculty Annual, Gardiner Gallery.  Stillwater, OK.  (group)

Seven State Biennial Exhibition, USAO Art Gallery & Leslie Powell Gallery.  Chickasha, OK (curated:  juror – A. Stanfield, regional, catalogue) 

Ceramics Sculpture Invitational, NCECA, Jewish Community Center.  Charlotte, NC.  (invitational, international, group)

Clay Invitational, Art and Design Gallery.  Springfield, MO.  (invitational, national, group)

KCAI Benefits Show, Bloch Gallery.  Kansas City, MO.  (group, catalogue)

Cafe City Arts, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.  Oklahoma City, OK.  (invitational, regional, group)

2000   

Brandon Reese:  Ceramic Sculpture, Mainsite Art Gallery.  Norman, OK.  (solo)

Oklahoma State University Art Faculty Annual, Gardiner Gallery.  Stillwater, OK.  (group)          

Brandon Reese:  Two & Two, Leedy Voulkos Art Center.  Kansas City, MO.  (solo)         

Brandon Reese:  One Mile Squared, NCECA, Artyard.  Denver, CO.  (solo)

Thirteenth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.  San Angelo, TX.  (curated:  juror – Mathew Kangas, national, catalogue).

Vision Makers:  2000, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.  Oklahoma City, OK.  (curated, regional)

1999   

Holiday Show, Leedy Voulkos Art Center.  Kansas City, MO.  (invitational, group)

Contemporary Clay:  Master Teachers/Master Students, Fine Arts Center GalleriesBowling Green, OH.  (invitational, national, group, catalogue)

Oklahoma State University Art Faculty Annual, Gardiner Gallery.  Stillwater, OK.  (group)          

Toledo Area Artist, Toledo Museum of Art.  Toledo, OH.  (curated, regional)                 

Coming Into View:  Emerging Craft Artists in Ohio, Ohio Craft Museum.  Columbus, OH.  (invitational, regional)

Feats of Clay XII, Gladding McBean Terra Cotta Factory.  Lincoln, CA.  (curated:  juror – Michael Lucero, national, catalogue)

Art Space / Lima's 47th Annual Spring Show, Art Space. Lima, OH.  (curated:  jurors – Mark Moffett, David Lepo, regional)

Thesis Exhibition,  Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery.  Bowling Green, OH.  (solo)                 

Regional Student Juried Exhibition, NCECA, Columbus, OH.  (curated, regional)

1998   

Spectrum Art Gallery, Summer Show.  Toledo, OH.  (curated, regional)

1996   

Kansas City Artist, Leedy Voulkos Art Center.  Kansas City, MO.  (group)

KCAI Departmental Sculpture Show, Marietta Art Building.  Kansas City, MO.  (group)               

1995   

KCAI Senior Show, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.  Kansas City, MO.  (group)

Sculptural Exhibition, City Market Art Space.  Kansas City, MO.  (group)

 

PUBLICATIONS

  

2017   

  • Exhibit by Aberson Announces Exhibition Of New Work From Ceramic Sculptor Brandon Reese”: Digital Journal (Feb 16, 2017)
  • McDonnell, Brandy. “Video, interviews & photos: Oklahoma Contemporary's ArtNow showcases state's diverse, current art”: NEWSOK Blogs (January 15, 2017)

 

2016

  • Art in America 2016:  Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries, & Artists (August 2016):  73,92,119,155.  (gallery listings)

 

2015

  • Art in America 2015:  Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries, & Artists (August 2015):  74,97,122,148.  (gallery listings)

 

2014

  • Storrs, Michael.  “Brandon Reese:  Reinventing the Wheel”. Auditorium.  Summer 2014.
  • Paglia, Michael.  “Review: Mixing Painting and Sculpture is a Winning Formula for Havu and Walker Galleries”.  Westward.  November 19, 2014. 
  • Art in America 2014:  Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries, & Artists (August 2014):  72,91,129,144,151.  (gallery listings)

 

2013

  • Art in America 2013:  Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries, & Artists (August 2013):  74,96,131,142,156.  (gallery listings)
  • Valley Guide 2013:  Phoenix, AZ

 

2012   

  • Brandon Reese.  Macy (image inside back cover).  Luxe:  Interior + Design (Colorado edition):  Volume 10, Issue 4, (Fall 2012).
  • Paglia, Michael.  “A Thoughtful Pairing Puts a Fine Patina on Walker Fine Art”. Westword:  Denver.  Denver , CO.  December 4, 2012.
  • “Crafting Ritual and Identity: presented by Brady Craft Alliance”.  Brandon Reese.  Savannah.  Veil White.  (images front cover)  Living Arts of Tulsa:  August 2012.
  • Brandon Reese.  Palace.  Brady Craft Alliance Presents Living Arts Hosts Crafting Ritual & Identity:  Oklahoma Invitational Exhibition.  Brady Craft Alliance, Tulsa, OK.  (catalogue)
  • Natalie Deuschle.  “Brady Craft Alliance:  Oklahoma craft artists find a home in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District”.  Brandon Reese: Palace (image pg. 24). Art Focus Oklahoma:  Volume 27, No.4  (July/August)
  • Art in America 2012:  Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries, & Artists (August 2012):  72,93,179, 257.  (gallery listings)
  • Reese, Brandon.  Jewel.  Artbook (2012):  IFC.  (photo)
  • “Art Now 2012”, City Arts Center.  Oklahoma City, OK (catalogue)

 

2011   

  • ARTslant Santa Fe:  Brandon Reese: Sculpture.  June/July
  • Valley Guide 2011:  Phoenix, AZ. 
  • Art in America 2011:  Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries, & Artists (August 2011):  70,91,131,142.  (gallery listings)

 

2010   

  • Reese, Brandon.  Club& Mallet.  100 @ 100.  Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. (catalogue)
  • Reese, Brandon.  Nelli.   Pasatiempo.  May, 2010.  
  • Reese, Brandon.  R2.  “Brandon Reese: New Sculpture”.  Trend.  Volume 10, Issue 4. (article and photos)
  • Zimmerman, John.  “The Structure of Things: The Scuplture of Brandon Reese”.  Ceramics Monthly.  February 2010.
  • Art in America 2010:  Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries, & Artists (August 2010):  68,87,134,134.  (gallery listings)

 

2009   

  • Reese, Brandon.  Tamale.  Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Regional Art Collection.  Kansas City, MO.  (catalogue)
  • Ute Junher.  “Exploring L.A.’s Hippest Hoods”.   Australian Press.  Aug. 8-30, 2009.  
  • Reese, Brandon.  Cocoon.  Experiencing the New:  Contemporary Forum.  Phoenix Art Museum.  Phoenix, AZ.  (catalogue)
  • “Sculptor Shapes Students”.  Stillwater NewsPress.  Stillwater, OK.  Nov. 23, 2009. (article and photos)
  • Art in America 2009:  Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries, & Artists (August 2009):  68,95,180,255.  (gallery listings)

 

2008   

  • Reese, Brandon.  Castle, Rush, Nelli, Shepard.  Romantic Materialism.  Oklahoma City, OK.  (catalogue)
  • Reese, Brandon.  Wichita.  Building a Collection:  Contemporary Forum.  Phoenix, AZ.  (catalogue)
  • Art in America 2008:  Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries, Artists 7 (August 2008):  71,97,167,237.  (gallery listings)
  • “Ceramic Artist Discusses Solid Works.”  The City Sentinel 13 Aug. 2008
  • “A Material World.” Downtown Monthly  7.7 (July 2008):  12.  (article & photo)

 

2007   

  • Reese, Brandon.  Cooper.  Contemporary Forum.  (Feb. 2007):  8.  (photo)
  • Reese, Brandon.  Veil White.  Art Focus:  Oklahoma.  (Nov./Dec. 2007):  cover & 19 (photos & article)
  • Is This a Great State or What. New Channel 4.  Aired October 26 & 28 (Featured documentary    report)
  • Reese, Brandon.  Mint Veil, Loaves, Loretta, Journey.  Opening Night.  (Spring 2007):  2, 13-14.  (photos)
  • Reese, Brandon.  Curly.  Artbook (2007):  IFC.  (photo)

 

2006   

  • Reese, Brandon.  Feather.  Salzbrand Keramik 2006. Koblenz, Germany(hardbound catalogue) 
  • Art in America 2006:  Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries, Artists 7 (August 2006):  73,144,168.  (gallery listings)
  • Reese, Brandon.  Moses, Pillow Party, Prairie.  Artbook (2006):  44.  (photo)
  • Vision Makers 2006.  The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.  Oklahoma City, OK. (catalogue)
  • Reese, Brandon.  Fields.  Art Focus: Oklahoma.  21.2 (March/April 2006): 23. (photo)

 

2005   

·       Art in America 2005:  Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries, Artists 7 (August 2005):  77,143,166.  (gallery listings)

 

2004   

  • Art in America 2004:  Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries, Artists 7 (August 2004):  157, 219.  (gallery   listings)
  • Reese, Brandon.  Moses, Prairie. Santa Fe: Trend 5.1 (Summer/Fall 2004): 13. (photo)
  • “Brandon Reese, New Work.” Santa Fe New Mexican: Pasantiempo (Aug. 6, 2004).
  • “Ceramic Sculpture, Brandon Reese.” THE:  Magazine of the Arts (Aug. 1, 2004).
  • “Reese at Chiaroscuro.” Artbook of the New West (spr./summer 2004).
  • The First Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan. (hardbound catalogue)
  • ”Brandon Reese.”  METRO/AZ (Apr./May 2004): inside back cover. (photo)
  • “Vision Makers.” Stillwater News Press 6 Feb. 2004: A13.

 

2003   

  • Cain, Marcus.  “Clay from the Middle Ground.” Ceramics: Art & Perception 52 (2003): 99.
  • Watson, Tami.  “One-man Show Opening at MAINSITE.” Pop  (17 Jan. 2003).
  • Gill, Peter.  “MAINSITE Hosts Two Showings.” Oklahoma Daily (17 Jan. 2003).
  • Brandenburg, John.  “Sculptor Looks for Self.” The Daily Oklahoman 24 Jan. 2003.
  • Jones, Preston.  “Truth and Ceramics.” Oklahoma Gazette 23 Jan. 2003.
  • Dillon, Pamela & Simmons, Carol. “Abstract Details, Abstract Forms.” Dayton Daily News 12 Jan. 2003.
  • Dunn, Shari.  “Reese’s Pieces.”  Vanguard Inaugural (2003).

 

2002   

  • Williams, Gerry.  “Brandon Reese.” Studio Potter 130 (June 2002): 84-85.
  • Reese, Brandon.  Laya.  Fine Art Galleries:  Museums and Artists  Winter (2002): 19. (photo)

 

2001   

  • Reese, Brandon.  Hymeneal.  Cross Currents of Oklahoma 15.6 (Nov/Dec 2001): 14. (photo)
  • Reese, Brandon.  Field’s Interior.  Cross Currents of Oklahoma 14.1 (Jan/Feb 2001: cover
  • Brandenburg, John. “Two-man ‘Bridges’ Show Joins Artists.” The Daily Oklahoman 7 Dec. 2001.
  • Core Concepts in Art CD-ROM, McGraw-Hill Publishing:
    • Gilbert’s Living with Art, by Mark Getlein
    • Art Across Time, by Laurie Schneider Adams
    • Art Fundamentals, by Otto Ocvirk et al.,
    •  Interiors, by Karla Nielson and David Taylor
    • History of Western Art, by Laurie Schneider Adams
    • Launching the Imagination, by Mary Stewart
  •  French, Bob.  “Exploring Duality.” Cross Currents of Oklahoma (Jan-Feb 2001): 14. (cover Image)

2000   

  • Brandenburg, John. “Solo Shows Identify Artists’ Personalities.” The Daily Oklahoman 10 Nov. 2000, sec.           7:B.
  • “Abstract to the Max.” Vivid (Nov. 2000).
  • “Brandon Reese: New Ceramic Sculpture.” The Daily Oklahoman 20 Oct. 2000.
  • “Ceramic Sculpture.”  Oklahoma Gazette 18 Oct. 2000:48-49.                           
  • “Reese’s Pieces.” Pop (20 Oct. 2000): 12.
  • Trafton, Robin. “Artist Expands the Boundaries of Ceramics.” The Kansas City Star 4 Aug. 2000:32.
  • “Brandon Reese at the Leedy-Voulkos.” The Review (July 2000): 10.
  • Brandenburg, John. “Exhibit Provides Artist Vision for All to View.” The Daily Oklahoman 28 Apr. 2000:5.

1999   

  • Contemporary Clay: Master Teachers/Master Students, Fine Arts Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. (Catalogue).
  • “Clay Mania.” The Columbus Dispatch 9 Mar. 1999, sec. 8:F.
  • Scott, Rebekah.  “News of Art.”  The Blade:  Toledo, OH April 6 1999.
  • Dupont, David.  “BGSU Exhibit Breaks the Mold.”  Sentinel-Tribune 21 October 1999:20.

CONFERENCES / LECTURES / WORKSHOPS

2016   

Circling the Familiar, Henry Zarrow Center for the Arts. Tulsa, OK. (Artist Lecture)

2015   

Brandon Reese Sculpture.  Fort Collins Art Center. Fort Collins, CO. (Guest Lecturer and Workshop)

2014   

Three Potters Symposium.  The Bascom, Highlands, NC. (Guest Lecturer and Demonstrator)

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS / COMMISSIONS

2017   

  • Community Circle. Heritage Trust Corporation. Oklahoma City, OK. (7’ diameter ceramic and wood installation comprised of over 100 pieces, Permanent Collection)
  • Pure Tower. AC Hotel. Oklahoma City, OK. (Large White Ceramic and Wood Sculpture, Public Collection)
  • Giant Pillow. Bob Jones. Tulsa, OK. (Ceramic Pillow series, Private Collection)
  • Dalli. Maureen Burskey. Ann Arbor, MI (Ceramic Dress Sculpture, Private Collection)
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2016   

  • Marlow. Louise. Corene. Norwegian Cruise Line - “Joy”. Pappenburg, Germany (Three Ceramic Sculptures, Permanent Collection)
  • Santa Fe Pillow. Mr. & Mrs. Judge Kerns. Tulsa, OK. (Ceramic Pillow series, Private Collection)
  • Blue Community Circle. The Bascom. Highlands North Carolina. (Wall Installation)
  • Elegant Dress. Liz. Tulsa, OK (Ceramic Dress series, Private Collection)

2015   

  • Macy. JW Marriot Mall of America. Bloomington, MN. (Ceramic Sculpture, Permanent Collection)
  • Canaan. Canaan Resources Oklahoma City, OK.  (Ceramic and Wood Sculpture, Permanent Collection)

2014   

  • Cobalt Mirrored Pillows. Polsinelli Law Firm. Washington DC.  (Ceramic Wall Sculptures, Permanent Collection)

2011   

  • Rocker. Laguna. Nelli. Pneumatics Engineering. Stillwater, OK.  (Ceramic Sculptures, Permanent Collection)

2008   

  • Jacob. Bryan Cave Firm. Saint Louis, MO. (Ceramic Sculpture, Permanent Collection)

2007   

  • Tamale. Kansas City Federal Building. Kansas City, MO.  (Ceramic Sculpture, Permanent Collection)

2004   

  • Vivian. Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum. Taipei, Taiwan.  (Ceramic Sculpture, Permanent Collection)

2002   

Cone #1. University of Science and Art of Oklahoma. Chickasha, OK.  (Ceramic Sculpture, Permanent Collection)

1999   

  • Direction. Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, OH.  (Ceramic Sculpture, Public Collection)

1996   

  • Eos. H&R Block World Headquarters. Kansas City, MO.  (Ceramic Sculpture, Corporate Collection)

1995   

  • Echo. Rockhurst College. Kansas City, MO.  (Bronze Sculpture, Competitive Commission)
  • Cerner Project. Cerner Corporation. Kansas City, MO.  (Large Outdoor Sculpture Competitive Commission)
  • Marlow. Louise. Corene. Norwegian Cruise Line - “Joy”. Pappenburg, Germany (Three Ceramic Sculptures, Permanent Collection)
  • Blue Community Circle. The Bascom. Highlands North Carolina. (Wall Installation)

 

AWARDS

2007

  • Oklahoma Artist Fellowship.  Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition.  Oklahoma City, OK.  (one of two $5,000 in state of Oklahoma)
  • Arts and Science Summer Research Supplemental +1 Programs Grant Recipient.  Oklahoma State University.  Stillwater, OK.  (One month’s salary for summer research of wood kilns and production of work with those kilns plus $1,000 for traveling to Flagstaff, AZ for this research.)

2006

  • Finalist Salzbrand Keramik 2006 - Salzbrand Keramik 2006.  Galerie Handwerk Koblenz.  Koblenz, Germany.

2005

  • Arts Educator of the Year Award - Niche Magazine nominee.  Philadelphia Buyer’s Market of American Craft. Philadelphia, PA.             

2004 

  • Finalist First Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2004 - First Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2004.  Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum.  Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Honorable Mention - Wichita National.  Wichita Center for the Arts.  Wichita, KS.  Juror - Josh DeWeese.

2002 

  • 2002 Award of Excellence and Grant Recipient.  Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition.  Oklahoma City, OK.  (Competitive award given to three artists in the state of Oklahoma. $3,000)

1999               

  • Coming into View:  Emerging Craft Artist of Ohio.  Ohio Craft Museum.  Columbus, OH.  (Selected as one of the top five emerging artists in Ohio.)
  • Promotional Poster.  NCECA student show.  Columbus, OH.                

1997 - 1999    

  • Honor Roll.  Bowling Green State University.  Bowling Green, OH.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship.  Bowling Green State University.  Bowling Green, OH  

1995               

  • Dean’s List.  Kansas City Art Institute.  Kansas City, MO.

1992               

  • Competitive Scholarship.  Kansas City Art Institute. Kansas City, MO.

1992               

  • Outstanding Freshman in the Field of Art.  Cameron University.  Lawton, OK.

1991               

  • Competitive Scholarship.  Cameron University.  Lawton, OK.