Jesse Reno (United States)

International Artist

Jesse Reno (United States)

International Artist

Jesse Reno is a self-taught mixed media painter. He has been drawing since he could hold a pencil, and painting and exhibiting his works since 2000. Jesse has amassed over 3000 paintings in the last 12 years, and has exhibited his work extensively across the US and Canada as well as France and Mexico.

One of his largest works can be seen in Winnipeg, Canada where he was commissioned by the Province of Manitoba to create a 25 x 40 ft mural as a reminder to the cultural importance of the Native American people in the region.

Exhibitions

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Artist Statement

More then one hundred times this year I have found understanding through seemingly random shapes, colors, and markings. I find myself writing words before I understand their meaning, trusting I will be wise enough to understand them in time. Magic does not reveal itself easily. When trying to see the future our eyes must be given time to adjust. To find our true purpose we must ask many questions of ourselves. We must observe ourselves without judgement. We must allow ourselves to become ourselves. Preconceived plans lead to preconceived outcomes. To find something new we must move without bounds. There are no hard questions for truth.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR, United States
2016 Riverseea Gallery, Astoria, OR, United States
2016 The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA, United States
2015 Clymb, Portland, OR, United States
2015 True Measure Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2015 P:ear Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2015 Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ, United States
2015 Rotofugi, Chicago, IL, United States
2014 Nebraska Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2014 Kate Alkarni Gallery, Seattle, WA, United States
2014 True Measure Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2014 In3Arts Gallery, Metz, France
2014 Collage, Portland, OR, United States
2014 Lovejoy Bakery, Portland, OR, United States
2013 Galleria Dante, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2013 The Hollow Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2013 RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR, United States
2012 “Wolves Tails Crossed Arrows and Canoes”, Rotofugi Gallery, Chicago, IL, United States
2012 Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery, La Jolla, CA, United States
2011 Rougette Gallery, Rockland, Maine
2011 In3Arts Gallery, Metz, France
2011 Galeria Dante, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2011 Graeter Art Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2010 “Reborn”, Local 35, Portland, OR, United States
2010 19TEN, Portland, OR, United States
2010 “Objects of Desire”, Artisans on Taylor Gallery Port Townsend, WA, United States
2010 Galeria Dante, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2009 “Rooted in Stars and Magic”, Nemo Design, Portland, OR, United States
2009 “When Free Will Becomes Destiny?”, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
2009 Lunar Boy Gallery, Astoria, OR, United States
2009 Pi Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO, United States
2009 Adidas Store, Portland, OR, United States
2009 Local35, Portland, OR, United States
2009 19TEN, Portland, OR, United States
2009 Nemo Design, Portland, OR, United States
2008 Crude Things Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2008 Destroy Store, Portland, OR, United States
2007 BLK/MRKT Gallery, Culver City, CA, United States
2007 The Life, Portland, OR, United States
2007 Local 35, Portland, OR, United States
2007 Pi Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO, United States
2006 Local 35, Portland, OR, United States
2006 “100 paintings 500sq ft”, Zeitgeist Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2006 “Personal History” Pi Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO, United States
2005 Fix Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2005 Milk Studio, Portland, OR, United States
2005 “Feral Visions” Corridor Gallery, Seattle, WA, United States
2005 Local 35, Portland, OR, United States
2005 Backspace, Portland, OR, United States
2004 New American Casuals, Portland, OR, United States
2004 Milk Studio, Portland, OR, United States
2004 The ID Gallery, Easton, PA, United States
2004 “Politically Motivated “ Blah Blah Gallery, Plano, TX, United States
2002 Hoopla Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

Selected Group Exhibtions

2016 Portland 5, Corvalis, OR, United States
2016 “Ghost Movements”, True Measure Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2015 Idillwild Arts, Idillwild, CA, United States
2015 Peoples Art Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2015 P:ear Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2015 Newmark Theater, Portland OR, United States
2014 “10th Anniversary” Rotofugi, Chicago, IL, United States
2014 Peoples Art Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2014 The Good Foot, Portland OR, United States
2014 Kate Alkarni Gallery, Seattle, WA, United States
2013 AFK Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 Lequivive Gallery, “Neufolk Revival”, Oakland, CA, United States
2013 Peoples Art Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2013 Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts, Lake Oswego, OR, United States
2013 Kate Alkarni Gallery, Seattle, WA, United States
2012 Galeria Exodo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2012 Artisti Galerie, France
2012 Lillie Art Fair, France
2012 Artisans On Taylor, Port Townsend, WA, United States
2011 “LAX/PDX” Together Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2011 “New York”, Artisti Galerie, France
2011 Illiterate Gallery, Denver, Colorado, United States
2010 “Self Taught Artist Festival”, L’Art Partage, Rives, France
2010 “Exposition Au-dessous des Volcans”, Art Contemporain, Muriac, France
2010 “Measuring and Collecting”, Montonaro Gallery, Plymouth, RI, United States
2010 “Outsider Art International Festival”, Grand Baz’Art à, Bézu St Eloi, France
2010 “Edge of Love”, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2010 “Measuring and Collecting” Select Design, Burlington, VT
2010 “Elements” Art Asylum, Boston, MA
2009 Gallery Roth, San Diego, CA, United States
2009 “One Hundred Beasts”, Giant Robot Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States
2009 “Happy Hour for the Apocolypse”, The Good Foot, Portland, OR, United States
2009 “Outsider Art International Festival”, Grand Baz’Art à Bézu, Bézu St Eloi, France
2009 “Delicieusement Singuliers”, Chateau Corbin, Salle Gallilée, Liverdun, France
2009 Esvelt Gallery at Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA, United States
2009 “The Pioneers”, Upperplayground, Portland, OR, United States
2009 “The Harrington Collection”, Courtenay BC, Canada
2009 Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Benefit Art Show, Los Angeles, CA, United States
2009 Galleria Artevistas, Barcelona, Spain
2009 Backspace, Portland, OR, United States
2009 Basil Hallward Art Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2009 Planet Rooth, San Diego, CA, United States
2009 The Goodfoot, Portland, OR, United States
2009 Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, BC Canada
2008 “Secret Code” Screen Arts Gallery, Saint Augustine, FL, United States
2008 Collaboration Show with Lana Guerra, The Good Foot, Portland, OR, United States
2008 “Other Worlds”, Foundation One Gallery, Atlanta, GA, United States
2008 “Brave Art”, Telus Ski & Snowboard Festival, BC, Canada
2008 “Brave Art”, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada “Brave Art”
2008 Montanaro Gallery, Newport, RI, United States
2008 Fifty24SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States
2007 “BMG Artists Annual”, BLK/MRKT Gallery, Culver City, CA, United States
2007 “These Bagels are Gnarly”, Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, United States
2007 “Fresh Produce”, Anno Domini, San Jose, CA, United States
2007 “Beast Show”, Bell & Wissell, Seattle, WA, United States
2007 “Brave Art”, Telus Ski & Snowboard Festival, BC, Canada
2007 Wind Up Gallery, Pheonix, AZ, United States
2007 “Brave Art” Encinitas, CA, United States
2006 “BMG Artists Annual” BLK/MRKT Gallery, Culver City, CA, United States
2006 Visual AIDS “Postcards From the Edge” Benefit, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Chelsea, NY, United States
2006 “New Scenery”, Upper Playground PDX and FIFTY 24PDX Gallery, Portland, OR, United States
2006 “Brave Art”, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2006 “Said And Done”, Alberta College of Art and Design, Alberta, Canada
2006 “Push” The Works, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2006 “Fresh Produce”, Anno Domini, San Jose, CA, United States
2006 “Nowdays Shuffle”, Backspace, Portland, OR, United States
2006 “Brave Art” Telus Ski & Snowboard Festival, Whistler, BC, Canada
2006 Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States
2006 “Integrate” Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2006 “The Board Show”, UNK Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
2006 “Said and Done – Collaborative Project number two”, Anti Social Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2006 “Feral Art Tour” Feral Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, United States
2005 “Fresh Produce”, A.D. Gallery, San Jose, CA, United States
2005 “Vans Custom Shoe Show”, Local 35, Portland, OR, United States
2005 Popmart, Bethlehem, PA, United States
2005 “Vinyl Killers 3”, The Good Foot, Portland, OR, United States
2005 “Solomon Custom Snowboard Show”, Adidas Store, Portland, OR, United States
2004 Zeitgeist Gallery, Portland, OR
2004 Ahlum Gallery, Easton, PA
2004 “Sneaker Pimps” NAC, Portland, OR, United States
2004 Hoodoo MO Gallery, Hannibal, MI, United States
2004 Outsider Gallery, Rockland, ME, United States
2004 Eye Candy Studio, Kutztown, PA, United States
2003 Xender Arts, Sarasota, FL, United States
2003 “Perfect 8” The ID Gallery, Easton, PA, United States
2003 “The Gun Show” The Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002 Open Space Gallery, Allentown, PA, United States
2002 Steel City, Bethlehem, PA, United States
2001 Toast, Stroudsburg, PA, United States

Publications

2016 You Will Know When You Are Free – Art Book – Self Published
2016 Collecting Stars And Wands – Art Book – Self Published
2016 Fracture – Art Book – Self Published
2016 Russian Poetry Book – Cover Art
2016 Addictions From An Attachment Perspective, Richard Gill – Cover Art
2015 Art and Makers – Summer 2015 – Artist Profile – England
2015 Addictions from an Attachment Perspective – Cover Art – Karnac books – England
2014 Artension Magazine May-June 2014 – Artist Feature – France
2014 Coast Magazine – Autumn 2014 – Artist Feature – Australia
2014 Paint Mojo – Feature on Personal Iconography pages 14-17
2014 Sommerset Apprentice – From the Pros pages 106-107
2013 PV Mirror January Issue – Show Spotlight – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2013 “14 Artist Journals” book – Feature Artist
2013 Gather Clouds Magazine Issue #3 – Feature Artist
2012 Vallarta Tribune January Issue – show spotlight – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2012 New Connexion Magazine – cover art – Pacific NW
2012 YRB Magazine – Artist Profile – New York, NY
2011 Destination Creativity, The Life Altering Journey Of The Art Retreat – Artist Spotlight
2011 Contemporary Primitive Abstract Narrative- Self Published Catalog
2010 Vallarta Tribune December Issue – show spotlight – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2010 PV Mirror December Issue 112 – show spotlight – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2010 Somerset Studio Nov/Dec 2010 edition – artist portfolio – Laguna Hills, CA
2010 Seven Days review of “Measuring and Collecting” – Burlington, VT
2010 Truth Myth Extinction – artist catalog
2009 DPI Magazine – Taiwan – Featured artist.
2009 Lessons and Skeletons – Self-published catalog
2009 When I Can’t Paint I Usually Draw – Self-published collection of drawings
2008 Forward – Like a Flower that Only Desires to Blossom – Self Published Catalog
2008 Front for You vol. #9 – Belgium – Featured Artist
2008 We Must Remain Focused When Waiting for Thunder – Self Published Catalog
2007 Jesse Reno at BLK/MRKT Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, Artweek, July/August Vol 38, Issue 6
2007 Pool Tradeshow, Silverlake, CA
2007 Pique News Magazine, Whistler, Canada, March 29th
2007 Portland Funbook #2, Portland, OR, Published by PSILO Design Group
2007 DPI Magazine vol. # 99 – Taiwan – Featured Artist page 78.
2007 Invision, Portland, OR, Published by ArtPDX and Another Sky Press
2007 BLK/MRKT Two, Los Angeles, CA, Published by BMG and Die Gestalten Verlag
2006 Juxtapoz, San Francisco, CA, April, Issue 63
2006 BLK/MRKT One, Los Angeles, CA, published by BMG and Die Gestalten Verlag
2006 PDX Magazine, Portland, OR, June Issue
2006 Beasts, Seattle, WA, Fantagraphics Publishing
2006 Outside The Lines, Portland, OR, published by Another sky press
2006 Portland Fun Book, Portland, OR, published by PSILO design group
2006 Artension, Paris, France, September – October issue n?31
2005 Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, Jan 5th edition
2005 On The Wall, Portland, OR, Published by Jones Design/VANS shoes
2005 Merged, Allentown, PA, Oct 26th
2005 Color Magazine, Vancouver, Canada

2004 RAWVISION, Radlet, Herts, UK, Issue 51
2004 Willamette Week, Portland, OR
2004 Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar rapids, MI, March 11th
2004 Easton Express, Easton, PA, Aug 7th

Awards

2011 “Jury Award” – Portland Open Studios, Portland, OR, United States
2010 Nomination for Pacific Northwest Artist of the Year
2009 “Most Expressive Artist In Show”, Outsider Art Festival, St. Eloi, France
2007 “Winning Muralist Representing USA”, International Mural Festival, Winnipeg, Canada

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