Manhattan, Kansas, b. 1973
He received his BFA in sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute where he became proficient in bronze, cast iron, steel, wood and ceramics. While in Kansas City he apprenticed with Jim Leedy until pursuing a graduate degree specializing in ceramics at Bowling Green State University. Upon graduation with his MFA, Reese was hired by Oklahoma State University as an associate professor of its newly expanded ceramics department. In addition to teaching, Reese regularly exhibits his large-scale ceramic sculptures. His work has been exhibited in Germany, Taiwan and across the United States.
Reese's work is predominately known for their simple, familiar forms created in a variety of methods and at such large scales that they push the traditional boundaries of ceramic art. His sculptures playfully and beautifully express the idea that relationships offer a unique ability to enhance the individual elements while simultaneously unifying them to create a powerfully emotional and visual experience.
Reese's work can be found in collections around the world including, the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum Taipei, Taiwan; Kansas City Federal Building Kansas City, MO; Bryan Cave Firm Saint Louis, MO; University of Science and Art of Oklahoma Chickasha, OK; Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH.