Venezuela-born American artist Babs Reingold creates sculptures, drawings, and installations focusing on the environment and poverty.
Ms. Reingold has an extensive showing history with 16 solo exhibitions and over 75 group exhibitions ranging from museums, universities, alternative spaces and galleries. Solo exhibits include venues in New York City, Los Angeles CA, Atlanta GA, Savannah GA, St. Petersburg FL, Jersey City Museum NJ and the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo NY. Museum group exhibits include: Newark Museum, Jersey City Museum, Albright-Knox Buffalo NY, the Tampa Museum, Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill NY and the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg. Additional group exhibits include: New York City, Brooklyn, Long Island, Atlanta, Hartford, Birmingham, Savannah, Jersey City, Newark, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tampa, Philadelphia, Buffalo. In addition, the exhibit “Your Documents Please” traveled internationally to Japan, Bratislava, Berlin, Budapest, and Guadalajara, with a final show in Chelsea NY.
Recent exhibits include: “Lost Trees” A solo exhibition, Hillsborough Community College Gallery 221 Tampa FL and “Address: Earth” Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill NY. “Elements” at the Tampa International Airport Art Gallery, “Water Over the Bridge: Contemporary Seascapes” at the Morean Art Center, “Planet Ax4+1” at David & Schweitzer Gallery Brooklyn NY and “Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration” at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. Her installation, “The Last Tree” a solo exhibit had a six-month run at Burchfield Penney Art Center Buffalo. It debuted earlier at the ISE Cultural Foundation in SOHO NY.
My works from the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine art St Petersburg were included in their exhibits “Measured Life” and “Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists”. Other showings were Drawing Rooms in Jersey City and Rutgers’ Feminist Art Project 10-year anniversary in New Brunswick NJ.
Upcoming exhibitions in 2024 include: “Under My Skin”, A Solo Exhibition at SPAACES Art Gallery, Sarasota FL and “Biophilia; In Excelsis”, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, New Haven CT, Reingold has work in the permanent collections of the Newark Museum, Museum of Fine Arts St Petersburg, Burchfield Penney Art Center Museum, Buffalo, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, and countless private collections, including the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Awards include two fellowships grants (2019 and 2016) from Creative Pinellas County and an individual Florida state fellowship in 2010. Reingold also received a fully funded residency to the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2002. Other awards include: A New York Foundation for the Arts Fiscal Sponsorship for “The Last Tree”; Guest Editor of New Observations in conjunction with a co-curated exhibition “Voyeur’s Delight” at Franklin Furnace NY and a first and second place awards in juried exhibitions from Whitney’s curator Barbara Haskell.
Reingold has participated as a panelist in numerous museum and art group forums and served as a mentor to Creative Pinellas emerging artists. Additionally, she has served as a juror on selection committees for state and county artist grants.
Reingold has an MFA in painting from SUNY-Buffalo and BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art. Her major studio is in St Petersburg FL with viewing space in New York City.