Reina Mia Brill
75 Earley St., Bronx, NY 10464 cell/ studio: 917-463-7096 www.ReinaMiaBrill.com

SELECTED AWARDS:

2007 BRIO Award, Bronx Council of the Arts.
2001 Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, Concordia Foundation Fellow.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2009  “DIVERSITY OF FIGURE AND FORM,” Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.

2008 “CONTEMPORARY REPETITION,” Long Beach Island Arts Foundation, LBIF, NJ.
         “CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS,” JRB Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK
         “HANDLE WITH CARE,” Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

2007 “12th INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF TAPESTRY,” Central Museum of Textiles,
          Lodz, Poland, catalog.
          “FIBERART INTERNATIONAL,” Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA,
          Traveling exhibition through 2009, catalog.

2006 “NEEDLE CULTURE: Contemporary Mixed Media Textiles,” Coconino Center for the Arts,
          Flagstaff, AZ., catalog.
         “TWIST & SHOUT: THE NEW NEEDLE ARTS,” opened at Florida Craftsmen, St. Petersburg, FL.
          Traveling exhibition through 2008, catalog.

2005 “CONTEMPORARY FIBER ART-A SAMPLER,” Sisneros Fine Art, Tulsa, OK.
         “THE LAST LAUGH,” www.fiberscene.com, online fiber art exhibition.
         “COMMON THREAD,” Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY.
         “ARTWEAR: FASHION AND ANTI-FASHION,” California Palace of the Legion of Honor,
          San Francisco, catalog by Thames & Hudson
         “THINGS YOUR MAMA SAID,” Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston, MA.

2004 “DIGITAL ORIGINS-EMERGING AMERICAN TEXTILE ARTISTS,” Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
         “SOFA CHICAGO,” Snyderman/ Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

2003 “SOFA CHICAGO,” Snyderman/Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
         “CHESS,” opened at Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA; catalog.
         “big LITTLE: Jewelers & Sculptors Making it in Metal,” Crafts & Cultural Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA.
         “COLORFUL MEMORIES: Metalsmithing with Emotion,” The Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery,
          Brookfield, CT.

2002 “TEXTILE TECHNIQUES IN METAL,” Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA.
         “SOFA NYC,” Snyderman/ Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
         “FANTASTIC FIBERS,” Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY.

2001 “SOFA CHICAGO,” Snyderman/ Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
        “NEW MAKERS/FRESH VISIONS,” Facèré, Seattle, WA.
        “COLOR ON METAL,” OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
        “MILLENNIUM METAL,” Artemis Gallery, Richmond, VA.

2000 “STRUCTURE, SYMBOL, & SUBSTANCE,” Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

1999 “THE TEAPOT REDEFINED,” Mobilia Gallery, SOFA Chicago.
         “USA CRAFT TODAY,” Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT.

1998 “JEWELLERY MEETS NATURE,” International Midora Design Exhibition, Leipzig, Germany;
          Bern, Switzerland at the “Schweizer Schmuck-und Uhrentagen,” catalog.
         “WEARABLE EXPRESSIONS,” Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, international
          Juror Award Winner.
          “SURFACE: NEW FORM/ NEW FUNCTION,” Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts,
          Gatlinburg, TN, Juror’s Third Choice Award Winner, catalog.

PUBLICATIONS:

2010 AM NEW YORK: Artists Rise Above Bad Times, Weekend Jan.15-17, p.16

2009 SURFACE DESIGN JOURNAL:Summer 2009, Cover, pp.10-11.
         NIADA ART DOLLS, by Shelley Thornton & Chris Chomick, The Niada Foundation, pp.19,336-337, 360. 

2008 KNITTING ART: 150 Innovative Works from 18 Contemporary Artists, by Karen Searle, Voyageur  Press,pp. 88-95; back cover.
         MAINICHI WEEKLY: Creatures of Imagination, by Yo Shina, Japan, 1/05/2008, p.16

2007 500 HANDMADE DOLLS: Modern Explorations of the Human Form, edited by Valerie Shrader,
           Lark Books; NY, NY, pp. 67, 72, 100, 120, 124, inside back cover.

2006 FIBERARTS: Sept/Oct, p.1, 42, 43, “The Art of the Doll.”
         SURFACE DESIGN JOURNAL: Sept, p.48, “Gallery Issue.”
         BEST OF NEW YORK ARTISTS, Honorable Mention award in Mixed Media.

2005 500 BRACELETS, edited by Marthe Le Van, Lark Books; NY, NY, p.124.
         SURFACE DESIGN JOURNAL: Summer 2005, p.13, “Reina Mia Brill/ Enlivening Wire.”
        ARTWEAR: FASHION AND ANTI-FASHION, Melissa Leventon, San Francisco, Thames & Hudson,
          San  Francisco, p.83.
        500 BROOCHES, edited by Marthe Le Van, Lark Books; NY, NY, p.38, 184.

2004 1000 RINGS, edited by Marthe Le Van, Lark Books; NY, NY, p.84.
         FIBERARTS DESIGN BOOK 7, edited by Susan Mowery Kieffer, Asheville, NC, Lark Books, p.49.
         Catskill Mountain Region GUIDE: May 2004, pp.62,63, “Artist Feature Section/ Mixed Crafts.”

2003 ART JEWELRY TODAY, Dona Z. Meilach, Atglen, PA, Schiffer Publishing, pp.61, 249, 250.

2001 TEXTILE TECHNIQUES IN METAL, Arline Fisch, Asheville, NC, Lark Books, p.148.
         COLOR ON METAL, Tim McCreight and Nicole Bsullak, Madison, Guild Publishing, pp.78, 79.

1995 ORNAMENT: Summer 1995, p.11, “Expanding the Boundaries.”

COMMISSIONS:

“Veterans’ Memorial Monument,” Veterans’ Association, Constitution Park, Fort Lee, NJ, 1989.

EDUCATION:
1997 MFA, San Diego State University, CA.
1996 International Exchange, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland.
1994 BA, San Diego State University, CA.
1991 AA, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY.