Harry Reese

Arts Building, Room 2418

Harry Reese received an MA in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1971, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University in 1975. He has taught print, papermaking, book art, visual literacy, and media ecology classes at the University of California, Santa Barbara since 1978. He was Chair of the Department of Art Studio from 1996-2000, and again in 2004. He has directed the Book Arts Program in the College of Creative Studies since he established it in 1985. In partnership with Sandra Liddell Reese over the last three decades, he publishes limited edition prints and books for their Turkey Press & Edition Reese imprints. Featuring handmade paper, typography and design, traditional and experimental prints, innovative book structures, and collaborations with artists, poets, and writers, their publications can be found in major libraries, museums, and private collections. The Turkey Press archives were purchased by the Getty Research Institute in 1992. He has received grants and awards from a number of organizations, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, Nevada Arts Council, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. His limited edition artist's book, Funagainstawake, was published by Granary Books (New York, NY) in 1997. Since 1991, he has worked on temporary and permanent public art projects in California, Arizona, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.