Renée Reizman (Residency)
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Renée Reizman is an interdisciplinary curator, artist and writer specializing in social practice and civic engagement. Working within diverse communities, she studies the ways infrastructures shape our culture, policy, and environment.
She is currently the 2019 - 2022 Creative Catalyst, an Artist in Residence situated within the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and a professor at Pepperdine University.
Renée has organized a number of exhibitions, performances, interactive installations, and workshops for organizations like Kolaj Institute, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, The Feminist Center for Creative Work, 826LA, the University of California, Irvine, and Machine Project. She has exhibited work at Access Gallery (Vancouver, British Columbia,) the Irvine Fine Arts Center (Irvine, CA), Unit 5 Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), UCLA Broad Arts Center, California State University Long Beach, and the Museum of Human Achievement (Austin, TX). Her writing appears in Art in America, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Vice, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Chicago Magazine, Slate, Hyperallergic, ARTNews, The Awl, and more. Renée has been an Artist in Residence at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, NAVEL, Art Farm, and the Museum of Human Achievement. Renée holds an MFA in Critical & Curatorial Studies at the University of California, Irvine.
Renée also holds an undergraduate degree in film + television + animation from Syracuse University. In a past life, she coordinated visual effects and postproduction for both live action and animated projects. Some of her credits include: Anomalisa, This Is The End, Veronica Mars, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Mad Men, and Revolution.