Today we’d like to introduce you to Reagan Corbett.
Reagan, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Oddly enough, I always feel like this is the most complicated question for me to answer because art has been a part of my story for as long as I can remember. From creating sidewalk-chalk art as a child to receiving a BA in Studio Art from The University of Texas in May 2016, I’ve lived a life enthralled with the world of art. Some of my favorite activities growing up were taking art classes, drawing in my sketchbooks, going to the Children’s Museum, and visiting the Menil with my mother.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do? Why? And what do you hope others will take away from your work?
For the most part, I am a painter, but I hate limiting myself to just one category of art when really my body of work is multifaceted. In reality, I am a painter, sculptor, and photographer who gains equivalent creative satisfaction from working in each of these sectors. For me, the common denominator between each of these art forms is my urgency for viewers to contemplate something more than whatever they’re visually presented with.
Whether I’m sculpting a pill, painting a gun or depicting a pixelated figure, I’m always thinking about the bigger picture. Asking myself, “What does this say about our society? What can someone take away from this? How does this make the viewer feel?” instead of creating in the mindset of “will people like this?”.
How can artists connect with other artists?
My best advice for avoiding the lonely artist blues is finding a way to integrate yourself into an art-based community. Signing up for a new art class, going to gallery openings or moving into a studio space (that’s outside of your home) always presents great opportunities to network and connect with other creatives!
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
2019 is full of different events and deadlines, but the next big event I have coming up is the Kinkaid auction on February 22nd. My ‘Pixelated Apple’ is going to be auctioned off along with 13 other apples designed by various creatives across the country.
People can see my work digitally on Instagram (@reag_art), on my website (www.reagartcollection.com), in the halls of The Silos at Sawyer Yards, the lobby of KBR Tower (until March 15th) or by setting up a time to visit my studio. The best way for people to support my work is to collect it, share it and talk about it!
- Website: www.reagartcollection.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @reag_art