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Miguel Reyes

Miguel Reyes
Adjunct Associate Professor, Model Drawing
Teaches In
Fashion Design

BFA, Illustration/Comm Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, 1987


Miguel Angel Reyes - was born September 29th, 1964 in Colima, Mexico.  He immigrated to the United States in 1975.  Miguel has consistently been a prolific artist since graduating from Otis Parsons school of design in 1987 with a BFA in communication Arts.

Miguel is a Los Angeles - based portrait and figurative painter, muralist, printmaker and illustrator.  Miguel incorporates expressionist brushwork and a saturated palette in celebration of the classic latin tradition.  Miguel's accomplishments as a photographer informs the way he creates paintings and prints.  When not working from life, Miguel begins by shooting his own photographs on the street, clubs, in studio and elsewhere. Whether working from life or photos, his pieces always create an intimate connection between subject and viewer.

His art has been exhibited throughout the U.S including - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Alaska. Miguel has created.
 Miguel's work is in the collections of LACMA print collections, Laguna Art Museum, Watts Towers Arts Center, University of Austin, TX, and Fine Arts gallery Museum, Chicago.
Miguel's artwork has been published in LA Times magazine, Blue, Chicano and Latino Artist of Los Angeles, and Saludos Hispanos magazine.


2016-17 Faculty Development Grant/Otis College of Art and Design, 2012 Arte es Vida Award/Self-Help Graphics, 2014 Tom of Finland Volunteer award, 2001 CSW Artists of the Year, 2000 & 2008 WEHO Awards/Artist, 1998 VIVA Arts Award and the 1992 VOGUE/SOTHEBY'S Cecil Beaton Award.

Clients/Employment History:  

Murals for the Los Angeles MTA (1994-95), Hollywood CRA (1990), and bus ad campaign for LA County Office of AIDS - AIDS/Living Responsibly campaign (2002), (Illustrations>>>) Watter's Designs, Victoria's Secret (Print Ad), AT&T (TV regional Commercial), Out of the Closet Thrift Stores, K-mart, Guess Jeans. Savoy Jazz, etc., as well as a contributing photographer at

Taught drawing at Plaza de la Raza, Self-Help Graphic and Private drawing tutoring