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Thomas Reis ~ Figurative painter



American Award winning painter Thomas Reis began work as senior art director for JP Morgan Chase in New York City, shortly after receiving his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1993. Two years later, he was illustrating for nationally-known publications, including Time magazine, Rolling Stone, the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Business Week, TV Guide, Barron's, Forbes and Smart Money. Corporate clients have included MGM, Dupont and Colgate. Throughout his career, Reis has also worked as a fine artist, producing work with all the refinement that one would expect from a classically trained painter. His paintings are represented in numerous permanent and private collections throughout the United States. Tom currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. (Text provided courtesy the Museum of Arts and Sciences.)










Reis' painting "Amelie" won Best of Show in Art Renewal Center's 2011-2012 ARC Salon. It also won First Place in Artist's Magazine's 2011 28th Annual Art Competition and was featured on the cover. "Amelie" and "The Twilight Hour" were recently exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art and will begin a year long tour of China in September--opening at the Beijing World Art Museum. The tour is sponsored by ACOPAL members who will also be in the exhibition. Artists include: Jeremy Lipking, Daniel Greene, David Leffel, Anthony Ryder, Nelson Shanks, Burt Silverman, Jacob Collins, Micahel Grimaldi, Kate Lehman, Sherrie McGraw, Pat Watwood, Tony Pro and others.


Awards
2013 Portrait Society of America: Members Only Competition - Fifth Place
2012 Art Renewal Center International 2011/2012 ARC Salon - Best of Show
2012 Art Renewal Center International 2011/2012 ARC Salon - Finalist (two paintings)
2012 Artist's Magazine 30th Annual Art Competition - Finalist
2012 Ogelthorpe University: Juried International Exhibition - Merit Award, PSA Award
2012 Portrait Society of America: International Competition - Exceptional Merit Award
2012 Portrait Society of America: Members Only Competition - Fourth Place
2011 Artist's Magazine 29th Annual Art Competition - First Place and Cover Artist
2011 Nicolet College Art Gallery: Northern National Art Competition - NNAC Award
2011 Art Renewal Center International 2010/2011 ARC Salon - Finalist
2011 Artist's Magazine 28th Annual Art Competition - Finalist
2011 Portrait Society of Atlanta Summer Annual - First Place
2011 Portrait Society of Atlanta Summer Annual - Honorable Mention
2011 Portrait Society of America International Competition - Exceptional Merit Award
2011 Portrait Society of America International Competition - Best Portfolio
2011 ACOPAL Exhibition of Contemporary American Realism - Finalist (two paintings)
2011 Pastel Journal's 12th Annual Pastel 100 Competition - Honorable Mention
2010 Portrait Society of Atlanta Fall Annual - First Place & Member Choice Award
2010 Portrait Society of Atlanta Fall Annual - Honorable Mention
2010 Southwest Art Magazine's 21 over 31 Competition - Honorable Mention
2010 Artist's Magazine 27th Annual Art Competition - Finalist
2010 Art Renewal Center International 2009/2010 ARC Salon - Honorable Mention
2010 Art Renewal Center International 2009/2010 ARC Salon - Finalist
2009 Artist's Magazine 26th Annual Art Competition - Finalist
2009 Raymar Annual Art Competition - Finalist
2000 Communication Arts Award for Excellence
1999 The Society of Illustrators Award for Excellence
1998 The Society of Illustrators Award for Excellence
1991 "2D3D", Alliance for the Arts - Best of Show