Roland Reiss USA, 1929-2020

Roland Reiss is widely recognized for his Miniatures, but he was first and foremost a painter.  Reiss had four solo exhibitions, most recently Unrepentant Flowers and American Still Lifes (2018)at Diane Rosenstein Gallery. He was included in exhibitions in the early 1960s 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 Reiss in Avant Garde in the '80s (1987). He recieved 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 Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY (Purchase, NY), Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach, CA), The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO). 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), and the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), 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 lived and worked in Los Angeles.