JACK REILLY is known for his complex paintings on shaped canvas structures. His artistic career began in Los Angeles during the late 1970s. He is recognized as an original member of the Abstract Illusionism movement, and as one of the foremost artists working in shaped canvas today. Reilly's diverse painting styles depict an artist capable of avoiding classification, working in both abstraction and representational painting. His work is exhibited in galleries and museums internationally and included in numerous public and private collections. Major public art commissions include a forty-foot painting, executed in enamel on steel, for San Diego County, and an eighteen foot shaped-canvas painting commissioned by American Airlines. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant.
Representational / Mixed-Media Painting
"Fidelity" Abstract Illusionism painting by Jack Reilly, 1993 Jack Reilly, "Wisdom of Dionysus" painting on multiple shaped canvases, 1989.
Pictured below: Jack Reilly: Balancing Act - Retrospective exhibition at the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO) 2016 (sculpture piece by Betty Gold)
Jack Reilly _ Balancing Act - California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO)
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