Jesse Reno

Jesse Reno is a self-taught American painter and muralist, whose art is based on his interest in native and primitive societies. He was born in 1974 in Teaneck, New Jersey. He currently lives and works in his home studio in Portland, Oregon. Jesse has taught his techniques and ideas about painting extensively in the US, Canada, Australia, and Mexico. He only takes on work where he is free to create and be himself. Jesse has never pre-planned or conceptualized a painting in his entire career. He typically works on 5 to 10 canvases at once, jumping between them, and in that way keeps himself from getting attached to one idea and allowing a thematic appearance to occur. The materials Reno uses include acrylic paint, oil pastels, and colored pencils, which he applies on surfaces like wood panel and canvas. Highly creative, Jesse Reno has created over 3000 paintings and drawings over a period of 15 years. He has been exhibiting his works since 2000, in numerous venues across the United States, Canada, France, Mexico, and many others. His work has been featured in a lot of publications such as Juxtapoz, Artnews, Artension, among others.

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