Artist Jimmy Reagan
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 21/2, 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 and has exhibited at FACTORY-ART GALLERY, Berlin, Germany, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital WineFest Featured Artist, EXPO CHICAGO 2012, ART EXPO MILANO 2015, University of Minnesota ICI, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, Jimmy Wilson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Gestalt Project 2018 and 2019, 4 Pillars Gallery, New Ulm, MN, United Theological Seminary 2017, LA ART Show 2018, 2019 and 2020, Grand Hand Gallery St Paul 2019 and THE Gallery Minneapolis 2019.