Photographed by Tinsley Corbett

Photographed by Tinsley Corbett

About Reagan Corbett

Biography:


Native Houstonian, Reagan Corbett has spent the majority of her life fully emerged in the world of fine art. As a young girl, Corbett spent weekends sketching at The Menil, and took a wide variety of classes at the Glassel Junior School. From a young age, Corbett expressed a fascination of how the world is represented through the eyes of others. Corbett expanded her knowledge of the arts by studying Art History at the University of Paris Sorbonne in 2015 and received her BA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016. Currently living in Houston, Corbett's career as an emerging artist has taken flight. Honing her craft amongst hundreds of other artists at Sawyer Yards, one of the largest communities of working artists in the nation, has exposed her to Houston’s vast artistic community and added depth to her artistic focus.

In the wake of the current feminist and social revolution, Corbett is heavily influenced by social dilemmas and how they affect our society. Both her visual and conceptual focus are rooted in American pop culture; Corbett’s work, while simple at first glance, offers open-ended questions for the viewer to contemplate.    

From 2016 to present, Reagan Corbett has served as the founder, executive director and lead artist of The ReagART Collection, an artist run gallery-like business with the mission to advance Corbett’s own personal art career through art, business, learning, transformation and an economic understanding of the art world. Corbett has been featured in numerous print articles, including British Vogue, sold work through galleries, participated in numerous group shows and curated her own solo exhibition, Fleeting Moments in 2017.  Additionally, Corbett was selected by the TEDx Committee to give a TED Talk in May 2018, and was recently included in The Celebration of Texas Art 2019, curated by Jennie Goldstein, assistant curator  of The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Artist Statement: 

My  most recent body of work, Pixelated, strives to create a space for emotions catered towards our increasingly digitized world. This diverse body of work offers the viewer to a more critical viewpoint regarding our society’s current state of cultural transition. The conceptualization of this vital transition emcompasses a variety of subjects, and is represented through the pixelation of iconic figures and consumer goods. It is our society's infatuation with consumerism: technologically, physically, socially, economically and politically, that has altered our perceptions. Seeing these widely recognized icons and figures through a new lens juxtaposes the ideas of permanence and transition. Inveigled by advertisements made during the 1950’s, 60s and 70’s, I consciously select colors that employ notions of nostalgia, familiarity and comfort. The combination of pixelated transitional figures and color place a timestamp on the topics of contemporary culture.