Justine Reyes is a New York-based artist who was born in Upland, CA. Her current work examines society’s obsession with indulgence and uses the doughnut as a larger than life symbol that surrounds the viewer in the same vibrant and poppy colors applied in marketing. Her works include Breaking Tradition: Coveted Porcelain Pieces, Wall Street Journal magazine (2014); Vanitas SFO Museum, San Francisco CA (2014); The Kids Are Alright, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (2012); S-Files, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY (2011); and Vanitas, Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW), Woodstock, NY (2010). Her awards include the Photo District News, PDN Top 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch for (2011) and the Queens Community Arts Fund (QCAF) Grant, Queens Council on the Arts (2011). Her residencies include LMCC’s Workspace, New York, NY (2009-2010) and Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY (2008). She was also a visiting scholar at New York University, New York, NY (2009-2010). Reyes received a B.F.A. from Syracuse University (Magna Cum Laude) and an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute (2004).

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