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 online exhibition of Art by Women, presented by the Manhattan Arts International. She was given Special Recognition for her work 'I Was Called A Transfer Monkey' in the 12th Annual "Abstracts" Art Exhibition presented by Light Space & Time Online Gallery. Her painting 'Solitude's Expectations' was selected in "The Healing Power of ART In Honor of Nature" Online Exhibition, and her painting ‘Malicious Whispers’ was featured in “The Healing Power of ARTS & ARTISTS” website, an online article about artists and the influence of nature in their process to creating art. Both are an initiatives of 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 and other materials, 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 conceptual 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 "The Healing Power of ART In Honor of Nature" an initiative of Manhattan Arts International, “HerStory 2020-2021” An Exhibition of Art by Women, presented by the Manhattan Arts International, and the 12th Annual "Abstracts" Art Exhibition presented by Light Space & Time Online Gallery. Reynaldo exhibited at The Other Art Fair 2019 Chicago, Illinois, presented by Saatchi Art. Reynaldo's work has been on view at the Vail Public Library, Vail, Colorado in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Reynaldo is currently enrolled with Nancy Hillis online Studio Journey™ Masterclass, to further her education in her abstract painting.
1983 - 1988 Mount Mary University, Milwaukee WI | B.A. Graphic Design
2021 October - Article and painting "Malicious Whispers" featured in The Healing Power of ARTS & ARTISTS website
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Interview NBC 9News
2021 January - Television interview with Matt Renoux NBC 9News Colorado Journalist for
HerStory 2020-2021 Exhibition - Manhattan Arts International
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
2021 March - "I Was Called A Transfer Monkey" painting by Pia Pilar Reynaldo received "Special Recognition" and featured in the 12th Annual "Abstracts" Art Exhibition 2021 - Painting & Other Media presented by Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery.
2021 May - "Solitude's Expectations" painting by Pia Pilar Reynaldo selected into this year's "The Healing Power of ART In Honor of Nature" Online Exhibition May 20 - July 20, 2021, Presented by Manhattan Arts International
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 the 12th Annual "Abstracts" Art Exhibition presented by Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
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
2019 The Other Art Fair Chicago May 16 -19 - Chicago, Illinois
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
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 | 1984 - 1986 | Milwaukee, WI