Styled by: Bella Madre Jewelry; Houston, TX

Styled by: Bella Madre Jewelry; Houston, TX

About Reagan Corbett

Biography:

Reagan Corbett, a native of Houston, Texas, received her BA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin, College of Fine Arts.  She also studied at the University of Paris Sorbonne.  Reagan currently resides in Houston where her career as an emerging artist has taken flight.

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

Two key components of Reagan’s painting style are color and size. The figures in Reagan’s work are important, but it is her colors that tell the story. To achieve the “right” hue, she uses oils, acrylics, and occasionally metallics. High gloss and/or matte varnishes also play an important role in each composition.

In a society where it is increasingly difficult to accept anything at face value, Reagan uses large canvasses to magnify a small area of the human figure. This is her way of bringing brutal honesty to the edited, filtered, “selfie” culture we have all become.

Art exhibitions include: UNICEF NextGen Art Party, Los Angeles, CA;  AnArte Gallery, San Antonio, TX; The Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX; Doty Fine Arts Gallery, Austin, TX; Independence Studios, Houston, TX; and Page Home Design, Austin, TX.  Reagan’s paintings have been acquired by collectors in the US and abroad.

Artist Statement: 

Using a Pop Art style and bold visuals to grab the viewer’s attention, then juxtaposing serious topics with the playful nature of my paintings, I hope to provoke deeper thought regarding current social and cultural dilemmas; especially those facing women.