Roland Reiss USA, 1929-2020

Roland Reiss is widely recognized for his Miniatures, but he was first and foremost a painter. His 2019 exhibition, Unrepentant & Unapologetic Flowers Plus Small Stories, was on view at the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA), in Oceanside, CA. In the 1960s, he was included in exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the San Francisco Museum of Art; the 1975 Whitney Biennial and dOCUMENTA 7 (1982). LACMA included Mr. Reiss in Avant Garde in the '80s (1987). He received survey exhibitions from the Begovich Gallery at Cal State Fullerton (2014), Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art (2011-2012) and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (1991). Reiss continuously received solo and group exhibitions throughout his career, at institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY (Purchase, NY), Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach, CA), Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena, CA), San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA), The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO). He was included in Collecting on the Edge: Part II at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University, Logan, UT (2019). His paintings and sculpture are included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), and the University of California Irvine Institute and Museum for California Art, Irvine, CA, among others. Roland Reiss was the Chairman of the Art Department at Claremont Graduate University from 1971- 2000; he also received four National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowships for both painting and sculpture. Roland Reiss lives and worked in Los Angeles.