Born 1982, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Lives and works in Winnipeg, Canada.
Artist Statement Reid Bricker was born in Winnipeg Manitoba in 1982. Reid studied fine arts for over a decade covering numerous mediums and styles of art. Some of these styles include Graffiti, Carving, Sculpting, and Graphic art. The mediums Reid applies to those and other such forms of art include but also exceed: Oil, Charcoal, Ink/Pen, Pencil, shell, & stone. Graduating in 2001, Reid was accepted to U of M in Arts and Architecture. Over the years he has been recognized by the arts community. The WAG, Artstravaganza 01, Young Artists on the Avenue, MCCs annual spring exhibition, and Canadian Prairie Carving Championship to name a few. Reid is a member of MISA Inc. a sculpting Co-op in the exchange district of downtown Winnipeg where he is now the acting treasurer. Some years prior to sculpting, Reid focused on incorporating his strengths with mediums and movements/styles that best suited his own outlook. He began to incorporate Surrealism, graphic art and also considered the use of line, shading, depth perception and 3D space. Reid then used these concepts in his graffiti styled works, at which he became increasingly able. Once advised that he would do well in architecture, Reid took first year courses in Architecture and Environmental Design at U of M. He did well but found that it was not for him. Taking Math in Arts at the university though, broadened Reids graphic style and now accompanies the disciplines he currently works in. Reid studied art history from (Prehistory) 9000bce to 2000ce, and many acknowledged Artists and Architects in greater depths. Reids introduction to sculpture transpired at Artstravaganza in /01, where he sculpted in Quebec soapstone under the tutelage of Katharina Stieffenhofer (BFA, U of M). It was then that he realized his preference for sculpture in the three dimensional deductive method Katharina was demonstrating. For 3 years Reid sculpted under his own guidance. Searching for studio space Reid by chance met up with his former teacher Jean Bachynsky. Mrs. Bachynsky who had also found herself immersed in stone sculpture told Reid about the Manitoba Institute of Sculptors and Artists Inc. Happily, Reid has been sculpting there ever since under the guidance of some of the citys best and most accomplished stone sculptors and carvers. After 8 years of working with stone now, Reid feels that hes finally getting started. CV Medium (Type): Charcoal Clay Conte Paint (Oil, Acrylic, Latex & Watercolor) Pastel Pencil (Charcoal, Crayon, Graphite & Watercolor) Pen/Ink Metal (Steel, Aluminum…) Mixed Media (Electronic) Shell (Abalone, Mother of Pearl…) Rock (Alabaster, Chlorite, Granite, Marble, Soapstone & etc.) Wood (Balsa, Birch, Ply, Particle, MDF, Oak & etc.) Style (Form): Architectural (Environmental Design - Ergonomics) De Stijl Expressionism Fauvism Formalism - Modernism Graffiti Graphic Impressionism - Post Impressionism Pointillism Realism - Naturalism Surrealism Technique (Method): Carve (Assemblage, Hollow carving, Mark, Mortise - Kerf, Sculpture, Statue, Subtractive, 3D Deduction & etc.) Construction Draw (Blending, Continual line, Contour line, Figures, Gestures, Perspective, Primary and Secondary Line, Shade, Sketch, Studies & etc.) Etch Engrave Hatch - Cross Hatch Paint (Abbozzo, Alla Prima, Impasto, Over Painting, Scruffing, & Sfumato.) Trades (Work): 2007/08 Advance: home electronics installation 2005/06 Wall Design: Int. Ext. & Commercial Painting. 2005 College-Pro: Ext. Int. painting. 2005 Flooring. 2004 College-Pro: Exterior painting. 2004 Urban Green Team: Landscaping. 2000 G. W. Builders & CO. LTD: Window installation and extraction. 2000 Man about the House: General construction. Trades (Skill): General Construction (Home Reno & etc) Miscellaneous Fabrications (Audio/lighting Wall Hanging) installation Affiliate/Membership (current and past): Member/Affiliate: MISA inc. (Manitoba Institute of Sculptors and Artists Inc.) Member: Artists Emporium Member: Carfac.ca Member: Carfac Manitoba.ca Member/Affiliate: Artists in Canada.com Member/Affiliate: World Artist Directory.com Member/Affiliate: Art Chain.com Member/Affiliate: The Artists.org Affiliate: Red Wolfe Online.com Ownership: www.simplecity.ca Own: Simplecity Works Member/Affiliate: MCC (past vice president of Manitoba craft council) Affiliate: Craftspace Gallery (past representation) Affiliate: Augusta Tree Gallery (past representation)