BIOGRAPHY & EXPERIENCE

    My name is Reilly Stasienko. I'm a self taught artist from Ohio. I currently live and work out of Cincinnati. Cincinnati's been good to me, I am currently participating in a residency at The Mockbee. Oil Paint Strikes the truest chord in me. 

   Death must be involved in order for a painting to come to life. I often tend to destroy my work in time, as an exercise of impermanence.

    Painting is kind of like shootin’, there’s always risk. I can put down the most potent and emotional light. But I must be careful where I aim, because if the dark does not compliment the light, I’ve gone and killed that picture. Even when using a reference, observation does not fully take command in the way I’m painting. The experience of paint and movement are always at play as well. When I’m making an image, I float and I move. I can never stay in one place, I have to get it all down or maybe out of me. When I sit down to work, I am sitting down to document time and space, and the way I am navigating it that day.

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SOLO SHOWS

"The Final Friday Show"
Tim's Picks
with special thanks to Tim, Jon, On a Limb, Jarad Selner (A.K.A. "The Saxsquatch), and the city of Cincinnati 
2021

"Yacht Pressure Fest"
Hosted by TV Showez
Ohio River
2021

DIGITAL EXHIBITIONS

Digital Madrid
Online Showcase
2019

"Block by Blockwest" Festival
Minecraft

2020


 

GROUP SHOWS

"Sideshow" 
Yellow Cab Tavern
Dayton
2019

"Campus Canvas"
University of Dayton.
2019

"Home Sweet Home"
Collaborative Show
Dayton
2020

"Spotlight" Gallery 
University of Cincinnati
2020


"The Future of Art" Tour
Downtown 500 
Zach Thompson and QR Studios
with special thanks to Adam Yarinsky
Detroit
2021

"Corporeal Spirit"
Avant Guardians 
Detroit
with special thanks to Connery McDowell and Miles Marie
2021

"The Fever Dream"
The Mockbee
Cincinnati
2022

"Criss Cross"
The Mockbee
Cincinnati
2022

UPCOMING TBA...

PRESS

Interviews and T-Shirt Collaboration with Downtown 500 x2
2020

Downtown 500 Issue 02 
Interview and Magazine Publication
2021

AEQAI Interview
2019
 
Interview on "Four Figures in a Room"
Dayton Daily News
2019

AWARDS

Ohio Governor Show 
2019
Congressional Show 
2019
Skills USA
2019
Scholastics Art and Writing
2019

 

COLLABORATIONS

Art Direction
"The Death of Brither Wombat"

2020

  Connery McDowell
Documentary Footage
2018-2021

Maya Hehemann

Series of Animated Projects for an Untitled film
(as co-director, writer, artist, and animator)
2021