Bio/CV

David Reed was born and raised in Johnstown, PA and remembers making portraits with poster paints on colored construction paper and pastel and watercolor landscape paintings at a very early age. Visual recreation from life has always been his passion and David pursued formal art study at the Columbus College of Art and Design in fine arts and later at the University of Iowa where he received an MFA in photography. His art reflects his wide range of interests from realistic landscape painting in oils or watercolor to a more abstract collage approach in paint and paper.

David has taught in the digital design and graphics department at the Columbus State Community College and also in many workshop settings while exhibiting locally in Ohio with the Ohio Watercolor Society and nationally at the Bulter Institute of American Art. His work in included in both private and public collections nationwide.

Education
M.A., M.F.A. 1982-83 The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, Iowa.
major: Photography
B.F.A. 1979 (magnu cum laude) The Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio.

Selected Exhibition history
2017
Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio.                                 14th Annual Bryn Du Art Exhibit, Bryn Du Mansion, Granville, Ohio.                                                                
2015                                                                                                                                                                        Mid-Year Show, 79th National Painting Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.
2014
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society 68th Annual Aqueous Open, Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa. Merit Award. Juror, Donna Zagotta
2013
69th Ohio Annual, The Zanesville Museum Center, Zanesville, Ohio.
Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition, Fireland Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, Ohio
2012
Mid-Year Show, 76th National Painting Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.
2009                                                                                                                                                                         Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition, The Troy-Hayver Fine Arts Center, Troy, Ohio. Traveling Exhibition.
2008
CCAD Alumni Group Exhibit, Hammond-Harkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio.
2007
Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition, The Middletown Fine Arts Center, Middletown, Ohio. Doug Pasek Memorial Award. Juror, Warren Taylor
Mid-Year Show, 71st National Painting Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.
2006
Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition, Fireland Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, Ohio.
Ohio + 5, Regional Juried Exhibition, The Dairy Barn Gallery, Athens, Ohio.
2005
Mid-Year Show, 69th National Painting Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.
2004
Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition, Owens-Illinois World Headquarters, Toledo, Ohio.
Four Person Invitational Exhibition, Fairfield County District Library, Lancaster, Ohio.
2003
Fall Group Exhibition, Central Ohio Watercolor Society, Fairfield County District Library, Lancaster, Ohio. First Place Award. Juror, John Kortlander
Mid-Year Show, 67th National Painting Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.
2002
Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition, Southern State Community College, Sardinia, Ohio.
2001
Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, James Cox Fine Arts Building, Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio.
Spring Group Exhibition, Central Ohio Watercolor Society, Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, Ohio.
Realism 2001, National Group Exhibition, Cultural Center for the Arts, Parkersburg, West Virginia.
2000
Fall Group Exhibition, Central Ohio Watercolor Society, Schumaker Gallery, Capital University, Cols, Ohio.
Spring Group Exhibition, Central Ohio Watercolor Society, Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, Ohio. Merit Award. Juror, Lowell Tolstedt

Collections/Commission
Southern State Community College, Hillsboro, Ohio.
Red Capital Group, Columbus, Ohio.
Various private collections in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California.
Commission: Environmental Mural, City of Gahanna, Ohio. 2002
Member: Ohio Watercolor Society.

Bibliography
Kazalia, Cindy: “Grandeur of Nature inspires works by artist-illustrator,” Southwest Messenger, vol. 23, no. 5, October 18, 2004, p 1-2
“Walking Through Peaks and Valleys,” 20th Annual Lancaster Festival Catalogue, page 46,
July 2004
Liddell, Tamaria: “Central Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibit,” Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, p 5, September 29, 2003

Teaching                                                                                                                                                               Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH 2012-present  Adjunct Instructor, Digital Design and Graphics
Golden Art Workshops 2014-present  Instructor
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, Lancaster, OH 2013  Drawing Workshop Instructor
Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH 1985-86  Instructor Beginning Photography