Archive of Author | Brett Reif

Born and raised in New Orleans, LA., Brett Reif is influenced by arte povera and specializes in non-traditional media wall work, sculpture and installation.  Brett Reif recently completed a 3-year residency at The Studios Inc. in downtown Kansas City.  Reif has had recent exhibitions at the Spiva Arts Center in Joplin, MO, Weinberger Fine Art in Kansas City MO, The Studios Inc. in Kansas City, MO, and the Art & Design Gallery at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS.   Reif’s work has been featured in The Kansas City Star, The University Daily Kansan, and the online magazines and  Reif has been interviewed by the online blog and his work can be seen online at

Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Reif graduated from Loyola University with a BFA and received his MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Brett Reif currently lives and works in New Orleans, LA


Articles with Brett Reif

Transforming common materials

“My studio practice often fuses common household materials and ordinary life activities with semi-exotic art textures, supplies and procedures. I mix forms of art and life with emotional and ideological premises that culminate in artifacts that seem to find solace in concrete irreverence.”

Brett Reif is influenced by Arte Povera and specializes in non-traditional media wall work, sculpture and installation. His use of common household materials, surfaces and objects along with raw, natural objects to create drawings, paintings, reliefs, sculptures and installations, nurtures home materials to embody our stress, conflict, hope and fear.