Jerome Reyes (b 1983, Daly City, CA United States) is an artist, researcher, and educator who works with the collaborative potentials of institutions, alterity, and architecture. He is the Artist Liaison for Stanford University’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts, designing long-term partnerships with artists, curators, activists, scholars, publications, and various sized cultural institutions.
He received an MFA from Stanford University and a BFA at the California College of the Arts. He was also invited for the 2013 Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course in South Korea. Exhibition venues include the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Asian Art Museum, and as artist-in-residence at the DeYoung Museum. His work has been featured in Art in America, Teme Celeste, Profession, Art Practical, and Artweek among others.
Reyes has 10 years of teaching and public programming in a variety of settings including multimedia labs, museums, major universities, non-profit art galleries, and senior/youth community centers in East Oakland, Iron Triangle in Richmond, and Chinatown/ Manilatown San Francisco. He prioritizes students and collaborators to have their own agency and autonomy with projects cognizant of localized political lineages and contemporary cultural production. From 2005-2010, Reyes was co-founding faculty of the San Francisco Art Institute’s City Studio, an internationally/UNESCO recognized arts and urban research interface combining graduate, undergraduate, Bay Area high school students, and visiting artists/scholars.
He has received project support from the National Endowment for the Arts/NEA, Surdna Foundation (through SFAI City Studio 2008-2010), as well as the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award, Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant, San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist’s Grant (twice), Zellerbach Fund, Walter and Haas Foundation, and Stanford Fellowship at the Headlands Center for the Arts.