Artist Short Bio
Lynda A. N. Reyes
Artist, Art Historian, Art Educator, Author
Lynda A. N. Reyes is a visual artist, an art historian, an author and educator. In 2018, she had a Solo Exhibit of her oil and watercolor at the Betsy Lueke Creative Center for the Arts in Burbank California. She has participated in museum exhibits in California, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Montana and in national juried shows in Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, Sta. Monica, Glendale, Brea in Orange County and in international shows in Canada, Kentucky, Maryland, Wisconsin, Colorado and New York. She paints representational subjects in oil and watercolor and is a highly skilled portrait artist. A master watercolorist, Lynda’s painting “California Grandpa” has been published in the book “Splash 14: Light and Color”.
She has received awards for her oil and watercolor paintings. In 2016, Lynda was awarded 2nd Place, for her oil painting “Branching Out No. 2”, at the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center and Fifth Place in an International Art-Competition themed “Cultural Diversity”, for her double portrait “Amzan and Api”. In 2012, an oil and a watercolor painting also gained awards in an exhibit in Glendale. In 2010, her landscape “Dusk at Port Hueneme” was chosen as finalist in the 27th Annual Art Competition of the Artist’s Magazine.
Lynda has extensive expertise in the arts, not just in painting. She has served as Juror for a national exhibit at the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center. She has also served as Panelist/Judge for the Diamond Awards for the City of Glendale and for the Visual Arts Grants Category for the City of Los Angeles. She has taught Art History at Glendale College, Santa Monica College, Pasadena City College, East LA College and Rio Hondo College. As a California Arts Council grant artist, she was a resource person for the visual arts for the Glendale Unified School District. Lynda is known in the international academia for her book “The Textiles of Southern Philippines” and for her published studies in Philippine ethnic art. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree major in painting from the CHS in the Philippines, took graduate studies on Philippine art history at the University of the Philippines and was Professor of Humanities at the University of the Philippines in Manila. She is one of the 48 recipients worldwide of an International Fellowship Award from the American Association of University Women while pursuing her MA in Art History from Northern Illinois University.