Courtney Reid

COURTNEY REID "Lovers in the Fountain (Eros & Thanatos)" 5' x 6' Oil on Canvas










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Born in the Hollywood Hills under the sign of the Hunter, Courtney Reid grew up watching paint get pushed around. Her Uruguayan-born British father, Kenneth A. Reid, studied at  Chouinard Art Institute under Rico Lebrun and exhibited with the likes of Motherwell, DeKooning, and Pollock. Throughout the years as Courtney grew up, her father shared his profound love of painting with her.

Her father’s sole pupil, Courtney rose to the challenge of studying diverse painting icons, from Goya and Francis Bacon, to Nathan Oliveira and Cy Twombly. Courtney’s work is built from a deep instinctual response to paint and its spiritual evocations. Whatever the subject, Reid remains faithful to her father’s declaration of that “what matters is the paint.” Over her eighteen years as a painter, she has built up a healthy following of patrons, media appearances, and respected gallery exhibits. In addition to painting, Courtney is currently raising her ultimate creation- a baby daughter, Eva.



Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

Private student of Kenneth Andres Reid, Los Angeles, CA


2010 Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2010 Native Textures, David Jones Contemporary Art Gallery, Venice CA

2010 SMART Project Space, San Antonio, TX

2009 Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2005 Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station, Los Angeles CA

2003 Urban Earth Gallery, Corona Del Mar, CA

2003 Gallery 1906, San Antonio, TX

2002 Galleria Ortiz, San Antonio, TX

2002 Anarte Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2001 Concrete Jungle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000 Bunker Hill South Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1998 Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1992 Fuller Gallery, Hollywood, CA

1992 Orlando Orsini, West Los Angeles, CA

1991 Zero One Gallery, Hollywood, CA

1990 Rico Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Hispanic Museum of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada

University of Texas San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas


2007 Two07 Gallery. Manhattan, NY.

2007 Bert Green Fine Art. LA, CA

2007 Found Gallery. Silverlake CA.


2003 Xsite City, San Antonio, TX

2003 Scene in SA, San Antonio, TX

2002 San Antonio Express News, San Antonio, TX

2002 San Antonio Current, San Antonio, TX

2000 New Times L.A., Los Angeles, CA

2000 Providence, NBC, Los Angeles, CA

1999 Providence, NBC, Los Angeles, CA

1998 Lost and Found, Los Angeles, CA

1998 Women before 10am, Los Angeles, CA

1997 Animal Connection, Los Angeles, CA

1995 Generation X – CNN, Los Angeles, CA

1993 Ricochet, Los Angeles, CA

1992 MOD Mag, Los Angeles, CA