Macon Reed is a Multidisciplinary artist who works in sculpture, installation, video, painting, performance, and participatory projects.
Primarily, Reed creates large immersive, handmade installations that host extensive participatory programming through a queer and intersectional feminist lens. A set of central concerns guides each project; consensual power exchange, inquiry towards the collective, and bringing histories or communities together that have been overlooked or structurally disconnected from one another Reed is also known for their painting and video works.
Reed completed an MFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago as a University Fellow in 2013 and received a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007. Reed’s work has been exhibited at Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, PULSE NYC Special Projects, San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Spring Break Art Show, Columbia University, Transmediale Vorspiel (Berlin), La Patinoire Royale (Brussels), University of New South Wales Gallery (Sydney). They have completed fellowships at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Eyebeam Center for Art+Technology, and the Royal Academy of Arts (London).
Reed’s work has been reviewed in publications such as The New York Times, Artnet News, ArteTV Paris, ArteTV Germany, Whitewall, Hyperallergic, Vice, and The Washington Post.