In our lives we are constantly bombarded with images and ideas. They come at us from all directions. We are free to take bits and leave bits as we please, and some of us choose to repackage and share these experiences. For me, this is an enjoyable and fulfilling process.
I take inspiration from people; fashion; places; memories; toys; photography; scanning stuff; textures; teaching; humour; childhood; Luc Tuymans; line; mistakes; music; cameras; Rauschenberg; editing; copying stuff; found material; collage; Cy Twombly; cutting things; stout; silkscreen; painting; mouse; photocopying; chance; illustration; printmaking; markets; Martin Creed; corrections; drawing; pens; graphic design; buildings; Memento; suits; fineliners; stand-up comedy; photoshop; Mark E Smith; tracing and popular culture.
My work involves combinations of drawing, painting, digital imaging, printmaking and photography.
My work draws upon a range of references, from local events and customs, to architecture, people in fancy dress, unusual objects and textured surfaces. Artist influences are wide, ranging from Paul Coldwell to Craig Atkinson and of course the genius that is Olivier Kugler.
BA Hons Fine Art
MA Fine Art Printmaking
CV & Education
2017 - Ashbourne Arts Festival
2016 - Wirksworth Festival
2014 - Print Exhibition, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
2012 - Graeme Reed, Yellowstone Art Boutique, Stafford
2012 - Selected Artists, Ashbourne Town Hall, Derbyshire
2011 - Contemporary Printmakers, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
2011 - contemporary printmakers, The Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
2011 - Wirksworth Arts Festival, Art Trail, Wirksworth
2010 - Asbourne Arts Festival 2010, Ashbourne Town Hall, Ashbourne
2010 - Wirksworth Festival, Wirksworth Town, Wirksworth
2010 - Graeme Reed, Shire Hall Gallery Cafe, Shire Hall gallery, Stafford
2009 - Ashbourne Arts Festival, St John Street Gallery, Derbyshire
2009 - Wirksworth Art Festival, Art and Architecture Trail, Derbyshire
2008 - Wirksworth Art Festival, art and architecture trail, Derbyshire
2004 - Royal West of England Academy 6th Open Print Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Cheltenham
2004 - The Hunting Art Prize, Royal College of Art, London
1994 - Paintings - Graeme Reed, Flaxman Gallery, Staffordshire University
1994 - Paintings - Graeme Reed, The Bond Gallery, Birmingham Group exhibitions
1994 - Beast Myths And Legends, Gateway Arts Centre, Shropshire
1993 - Studiospace, English Bridge Workshop, Shropshire
1992 - Migraine Images, St Martins Gallery, London
1991 - Press To Print, Tyne And Wear Museum