BIO

Pia Pilar Reynaldo

Pia Pilar Reynaldo was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Reynaldo is an abstract painter who lives and works in Vail, Colorado. Her abstract paintings are powerful, meditative, and emotional. They represent feelings of the present and of the past. Her distinctive style is representative in her strong brush strokes that project movement, and raw passion.

 

Reynaldo was recognized and awarded the “Outstanding Emerging Artist” for her selected work, ‘Silencing Explodes’ for “HerStory 2020-2021”, An Exhibition of Art by Women, presented by the Manhattan Arts International.

 

Each of Reynaldo’s paintings takes you on a journey of colors and shapes, which are built through many layers of paint and the application of markings using different tools, expressing visual determination and balance. “My paintings are very emotional, bringing moments in time and experience to the surface. I want people to have their own sensations when they look at my artwork.”

 

Throughout her life, Reynaldo has always had an introspective abstract view of the world. She saw everyday patterns; in objects, fabric, and nature with curiosity that one could bend these things into something different. Having overcome many obstacles as a young girl, drawing and sketching was a way to communicate. Naturally she became attracted to abstract painting. It is the genre of art that allowed her to express her feelings.

 

Reynaldo earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Graphic Design with an emphasis in art studies from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She held many jobs as a graphic artist, illustrator, editorial stylist, and assistant buyer for women’s clothing. Eventually Reynaldo started to paint full time in 2017. Reynaldo’s work has been exhibited online with “HerStory 2020-2021”, An Exhibition of Art by Women, presented by the Manhattan Arts International, The Other Art Fair 2019 Chicago, Illinois, presented by Saatchi Art, and the Vail Public Library, Vail, Colorado.

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Education

1983 - 1988 Mount Mary University, Milwaukee WI | B.A. Graphic Design 

Publicity | Interview NBC 9News

2021 January - Television interview with Matt Renoux NBC 9News Colorado Journalist for 

HerStory 2020-2021 Exhibition - Manhattan Arts International

Visit: https://www.9news.com/search?q=pia+pilar+reynaldo

Award(s)

2021 March - "I Was Called A Transfer Monkey" painting by Pia Pilar Reynaldo given Special Recognition Category for Excellence in Art

Visit: https://www.lightspacetime.art/abstracts-art-exhibition-2021-painting-other-media-category/

2021 January - "Silencing Explodes" painting by Pia Pilar Reynaldo, Awarded "Outstanding Emerging Artist" for HerStory 2020-2021 An Exhibition of Art by Women - Manhattan Arts International

Visit: https://manhattanarts.com/herstory-2020-exhibition/

Online Exhibition

2021 March - "I Was Called A Transfer Monkey" painting by Pia Pilar Reynaldo featured in the 12th Annual "Abstracts" Art Exhibition 2021 - Painting & Other Media for the12th Annual "Abstracts" Art Exhibition presented by Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Visit: https://www.lightspacetime.art/abstracts-art-exhibition-2021-painting-other-media-category/

2020 December - "Silencing Explodes" painting by Pia Pilar Reynaldo featured in HerStory 2020-2021 An Exhibition of Art by Women - Manhattan Arts International December 30, 2020 -  March 2, 2021

Visit: https://manhattanarts.com/herstory-2020-exhibition/

Group Exhibition

2019 The Other Art Fair Chicago May 16 -19 - Chicago, Illinois

Solo Exhibition

2019 - November -  Vail Public Library Community Room and Fireside Lounge - Vail, Colorado

2018 - July - Vail Public Library Community Room and Fireside Lounge - Vail, Colorado

2017 - May - Vail Public Library Community Room and Fireside Lounge - Vail, Colorado

2016 - April - The Asian Palate - Buena Vista, Colorado

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Visual Artist - Full Time | 2017 - Present

Editorial Stylist - Seasonal | Vail Daily Magazine Group | Winter 2015 | Vail, Colorado

Art Director - Full Time | Vail Mountaineer Newspaper | 2008 - 2009 | Vail, Colorado

Photo Stylist - Part Time | Vail Beaver Creek Catalog | 2005 - 2007 | Vail, Colorado

Art Director - Full Time | Windy City Publishing | 2002 - 2004 | Chicago, Illinois

Art Director - Full Time | Colorado Ski Museum | 1999 - 2003 | Vail, Colorado

Creative Director - Full Time | Peregrine Press | 1998 - 1999 | Vail, Colorado

Graphic Designer - Full Time | The Vail Trail Newspaper | 1996 - 1998 | Vail, Colorado

Graphic Designer - Full Time | Vail Daily Newspaper | 1988 - 1996 | Vail, Colorado

Graphic Designer and Illustrator | United Way Milwaukee, WI | 1984 - 1986 | Vail, Colorado

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