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C.B. Reas
* 1972
http://reas.com/biocv/

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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “C.B. Reas – artist profile”. https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/artists/general/artist/reas.html. (retrieved 2010-19-09). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {C.B. Reas artist profile}, url = {https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/artists/general/artist/reas.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2010-19-09}
About
C. E. B. REAS (b. 1972, United States) lives and works in Los Angeles. His software, prints, and installations have has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

REAS' ongoing Process series explores the relationship between naturally evolved systems and those that are synthetic. The imagery evokes transformation, and visualizes systems in motion and at rest. Equally embracing the qualitative human perception and the quantitative rules that define digital culture, organic form emerges from precise mechanical structures.

REAS is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds a masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Media Arts and Sciences as well as a bachelors degree from the School of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. With Ben Fry, REAS initiated Processing in 2001. Processing is an open source programming language and environment for creating images, animation, and interaction.

REAS and Fry published Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists, a comprehensive introduction to programming within the context of visual media (MIT Press, 2007). This year, they are publishing Getting Started with Processing, a casual introduction to programming (O'Reilly, 2010). With Chandler McWilliams and Lust, REAS is publishing Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture (PAPress, 2010), a non-technical introduction to the history, theory, and practice of software in the arts.

Reas is the recipient of a 2008 Tribeca Film Institute Media Arts Fellowship (supported by the Rockefeller Foundation), a 2005 Golden Nica award from the Prix Ars Electronica, and he was included in the 2008 ArtReview Power 100. His images have been featured in various publications including The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Print, Eye, Technology Review, and Wired.



Solo, Two- and Three-Person Exhibitions

OPEN. Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. San Francisco, CA. 1 Oct - 18 Nov 2009. Exhibition of C.E.B. Reas, Camille Utterback, and Stamen. Debut of Surface, Network A, Network B, and a selection of prints and objects from the Process series.

Transfers and Actions: C.E.B. Reas and Ellie Harrison. Mejan Labs, Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Stockholm, Sweden. 15 Apr - 7 Jun 2009. Exhibited Process 18.

CODE and FORM: C.E.B. Reas & Marius Watz. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Pittsburgh, PA. 7 Feb - 19 Apr 2009. Exhibited works from the Process series, curated by Golan Levin.

Process / Form. bitforms gallery. New York, NY. 6 Mar - 12 Apr 2008. Debut of new work from the Process series.
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2010 Immuring. SCI-Arc Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. 4 Jun - 18 Jul 2010. Debut of Immuring, a set of sculptures by davidclovers Architects, in collaboration with C.E.B. Reas.
2010 E-Volve. Gallery [DAM]Cologne. Cologne, Germany. 24 Apr - 24 Jun 2010. Exhibited Network A
2010 Process Becomes Paradigm. Laboral Centro de Arte y Creatión Industrial. Gijon, Spain. 23 Apr - 27 Sep 2010. Exhibited Process 18, along with its objects and prints, curated by Susanne Jaschko and Luc
2010 Code:Craft. Millennium Gallery. Sheffield, UK. 27 Jan - 16 Jun 2010. Exhibited Network A.
2009 Transfers and Actions: C.E.B. Reas and Ellie Harrison. Mejan Labs, Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Stockholm, Sweden. 15 Apr - 7 Jun 2009. Exhibited Process 18.
2009 CODE and FORM: C.E.B. Reas & Marius Watz. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Pittsburgh, PA. 7 Feb - 19 Apr 2009. Exhibited works from the Process series, curated by Golan Levin.
2008 Process / Form. bitforms gallery. New York, NY. 6 Mar - 12 Apr 2008. Debut of new work from the Process series.
2007 The Protean Image. <>TAG. The Hague, Netherlands. 19 Sep - 3 Nov 2007. Debut of The Protean Image Machine.
2007 Microstates: C.E.B. Reas & Austin Heitzman. James Edward Carlos Gallery, University of the South. Sewanee, TN. 16 Nov 2007 - 9 Jan 2008. Exhibited Process 14 and 18
2007 C.E.B. Reas & Suzung Kim. bitforms gallery. Seoul, Korea. 15 Dec 2006 - 27 Jan 2007. Debut of new work from the Process series.
2007 Natural. BANK gallery. Los Angeles, CA. Two-person exhibition with Betsy Davis, exhibited TI.
2005 Process / Drawing. [DAM] Berlin. Berlin, Germany. 2 Oct - 23 Nov 2005. Exhibited work from the Process series.
2005 Process / Drawing. bitforms gallery. New York, NY. 4 Mar - 3 Apr 2005. Debut of the Process series, including collaborations with Ben Fry and Doug Bennett.
2004 TI, Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles. 15 May 2004. Debut of TI.
2002 The Art of Code: C.E.B. Reas and Golan Levin. bitforms gallery. New York, NY. 21 Feb - 20 Mar 2002.


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Publications & References
Beddard, Honor and Douglas Dodds. V and A Pattern: Digital Pioneers. London: V and A Publishing, 2009.
Onedotzero. Motion Blur 2: Multidimensional Moving Imagemakers. London, UK: Laurence King Publishing, 2009.
Catherine Mason. A Computer in the Art Room: The Origins of British Computer Arts 1950-1980. Norfolk, UK: JJG Publishing, 2008.
Onedotzero. Motion Blur: Graphic Moving Imagemakers Publishers. London, UK: Laurence King Publishers, 2006.
Beddard, Honor and Douglas Dodds. V and A Pattern: Digital Pioneers. London: V and A Publishing, 2009.
Onedotzero. Motion Blur 2: Multidimensional Moving Imagemakers. London, UK: Laurence King Publishing, 2009.
Catherine Mason. A Computer in the Art Room: The Origins of British Computer Arts 1950-1980. Norfolk, UK: JJG Publishing, 2008.
Onedotzero. Motion Blur: Graphic Moving Imagemakers Publishers. London, UK: Laurence King Publishers, 2006.