Joe Reihsen

Joe Reihsen

b. 1979

Lives and works in Los Angeles


Joe Reihsen’s deceptively flat-textured paintings explore the differences – or possible lack thereof – between analog and digital mark-making. Reihsen’s impossibly finished surfaces challenge long-held assumptions about the hierarchy of forms within a given composition, while also reaffirming some of painting’s most essential truths. Riehsen’s work has been exhibited abroad and in the States, including solo shows at Praz-Delavallade in Paris, Vedovi in Brussels, and Anat Ebgi in Los Angeles. His work has also been included in a host of group shows over the past several years, including Post-Analog Painting at The Hole in New York. and the SoHo Revue in London, UK.  The Hole is proud to be the home of his first (massive!) solo show About Face.




University of California at Santa Barbara, MFA


San Francisco Art Institute, Painting and New Genre, BFA


Select Solo Exhibitions


Structural Color, The Hole, New York, NY


About Face, The Hole, New York, NY

Being The Seeing, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, FR


Fake Tits, long Hair, Praz-Delavallade @ Vedovi, Brussels, BE

The Armory Show, Praz-Delavallade

Joe Reihsen, Praz-Delavallade @ Vedovi, Brussels, BE


Factory Paint, Aftermarket Interior, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT

Aftermarket Interior, Factory Paint, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

Solo presentation, Miart, Milan, IT


Solo presentation, UNTITLED Miami, Miami Beach, FL

Solo presentation, NADA New York 2013, New York, NY

Clean Title No Accidents, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA


Joe Reihsen, The Company, Los Angeles, CA


Preview, The Company, Los Angeles, CA


New Paintings, Artspace, San Francisco, CA


Swamp Machine, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Select Group Exhibitions


UNTITLED Miami, Miami Beach, FL

EXPO Chicago, The Hole, New York, NY

Contemporary Istanbul, The Hole, Istanbul, Turkey

CODE, The Hole, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Armory Show, Praz-Delavallade, New York, NY

ALAC, The Hole, Los Angeles, CA

Dallas Art Fair, The Hole, Dallas, TX


EXPO Chicago, The Hole, Chicago, IL

Post Analog Painting II, The Hole, New York

Interior TS, 10 Hanover, London, UK

Wave, C O U N T Y, Palm Beach, FL

I Love L.A., Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA


In the Deep of The Surface, Ex fabrica Orobia 15, Milan, IT

What’s Up, curated by Lawrence Van Hagen, Soho Revue, London, UK

Face to Face: Works from the Ernesto Esposito Collection, Palazzo Fruiscione, Salerno, IT


Post-Analog Painting, The Hole, New York, NY

Thirty Shades of White, Praz Delavallade, Paris, FR

Summer Reading; Nashville, Zieher Smith & Horton (Off-site project), Nashville, TN


Camel Blues, Kinman Gallery, London, UK

Next, Arsenal, Montreal, QC (curated by Jean-François Bélisle)

Forms of Abstraction, curated by Susanne Van Hagen, Dickinson, London, UK

Blue, ALAC, Los Angeles, CA


This is the Story of America. Everybody’s Doing What They Think They’re Supposed To Do, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

Dallas Art Fair, Anat Ebgi, Dallas, TX

Le Fil Rouge, with Anat Ebgi, ALAC, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Lucie Fontaine)


Invite, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Mr. Nice Guy & Helper Outer, Performance by foot and limousine in Miami, Galerie Nuke, Paris, FR

artLA with RFC, Los Angeles International Art Fair, Santa Monica Convention Center, Santa Monica, CA


Big Trouble in Little China, Mountain Bar, Los Angeles, CA

Flow Charting, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Reboot!, RaidFC, Venice, CA


First Try, Warehouse 1310, San Francisco, CA

Joseph Reihsen and Christopher Meerdo, ArtSpace Chicago, Chicago, IL

Truck You, Public exhibition, Seventh and Folsom, San Francisco, CA


Sliv and Dulet Presents: The Summer Line, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA


Select Press


Polina Gordovich, “Joe Reihsen’s ‘Structural Color’ at the Hole, Art Browsers, April 2018


Caroline Elbaor, “Joe Reihsen on ‘Missed Connections’ and his First Solo Show in New York,” Artnet News, November 2018


Domenico de Chirico, “Joe Reihsen ‘Factory Paint, Aftermarket Interior’ at Brand New Gallery,” Mousse Magazine, October 2014.

Ed Schad, “Two Worlds Colliding: Paintings in Which Analog and Digital Meet,” Modern Painters, June 2014.


Ed Schad, “Joe Reihsen: Clean Titles, No Accidents,” Art Review, June 2013.

Hailey Lohman, “‘Clean Title, No Accidents’ by Joe Reihsen at Anat Ebgi Gallery, Los Angeles,” San Francisco Arts Quartley, April 2013.

T.S., “Not Your Average Joes,” Painting In L.A., April 2013.