James M. Reed
(Washington DC, 1945 – )
James Reed is an Artist, Master Printer, Professor, and collector/ curator whose Bridgeport printmaking studio, Milestone Graphics, is an important institution for contemporary artists in Connecticut. As an artist Reed’s own work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, and the Tamarind Institute, among others.His work and life have been archived in the Smithsonian Institute Libraries.The work produced in collaboration with other artists is housed in museums and public collections throughout the world. James Reed has taught drawing, color theory and printmaking as a university Adjunct Professor for over thirty years. He studied at the University of Missouri, Kansas City (B.A.); San Francisco State University (M.A.); Tamarind Institute; and the University of New Mexico. Reed has received a Ford Foundation Fellowship and a Rockefeller Research Grant. Selected solo exhibitions include Institute Technilogico, Monterey, Mex.; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; and participation in more than 150 group exhibitions throughout the United States, Latin America and France. Mr. Reed interned with a curator/conservator at the Achenbach Collection in San Francisco and was a curatorial assistant for the permanent print collection at San Francisco State University.