Casey Reas writes software to explore conditional systems as art. Through defining emergent networks and layered instructions, he has defined a unique area of visual experience that builds upon concrete art, conceptual art, experimental animation and drawing. While dynamic, generative software remains his core medium, work in variable media including prints, objects, installations and performances materialise from his visual systems.

Reas' software, prints and installations have been featured in over one hundred solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Recent venues include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, and recent commissions have been awarded by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New World Symphony in Miami. Reas' work is in a range of private and public collections, including the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Reas is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds a masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Media Arts and Sciences as well as a bachelors degree from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati.


2013 A New Sculpturalism Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angele, CA, US
2012 CENTURY Gallery [DAM] Berlin, Berlin, DE
2012 Process BCA Center. Burlington, VT, US
2010 Process Compendium 2004 - 2010 Gallery [DAM] Berlin, Berlin, DE
2009 Transfers and Actions: C.E.B. Reas and Ellie Harrison Mejan Labs, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, SE
2009 CODE and FORM: C.E.B. Reas & Marius Watz Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, US
2008 Process / Form bitforms gallery, New York, NY, US
2008 Microstates: C.E.B. Reas & Austin Heitzman James Edward Carlos Gallery, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, US
2007 The Protean Image <>TAG, The Hague, NL
2007 C.E.B. Reas & Suzung Kim bitforms gallery, Seoul, KR