Brian is a Los Angeles based illustrator and former New York Times art director. He creates editorial illustrations for numerous publications (including a remarkable ongoing assignment for the Times's Modern Love column), and has been making a brilliant series of animations, books, posters, murals,installations, commercial work, and more.
His artwork is smart, subtle, and multifaceted; simple line drawings with wash that can convey deep and complex meanings. There's a great sense of both joy and intelligence in Rea's work, and it looks like he's having a blast working across so many formats and platforms. As he says, "It's pretty damn fun to be an
His work has been exhibited in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Barcelona at the Fundació Joan Miro. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Art Center College of Design and a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and his plants.