Instructor Spotlight: James Patrick Reid

James Reid has been teaching in the Fine Arts Department of the School of Art and Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology as an Adjunct Professor since 1998. He has also taught at The Art Students League, the New York Academy of Art, The Savannah College of Art and Design, Union College and Indiana University.

Some of the courses James has taught through Precollege Programs include HFA 023: Basic Drawing, HFA 024: Basic Life Drawing, HFA 083: Portrait Painting for the Beginner, HFA 099: Experimental Media, HFA 100: Bridging Painting and Drawing, HFA 143: Architectural Rendering, and HFA 148: Fine Arts Portfolio.


Professor Reid’s Teaching Philosophy:

To be an artist, any kind of artist, calls for a certain wakefulness of the spirit, the intellect, the heart and the senses. In my teaching I try to cultivate this wakefulness.

On Precollege Programs:

What do I enjoy about teaching for Precollege Programs? The students! — their enthusiasm, creativity and eagerness to learn. I love to share my knowledge and experience with them.

Most Recent Exhibitions:

  • 2017 The Gentile Gallery at the Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • 2016 The Painting Center, New York City
  • 2014 Cohen Gallery, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading PA

Selected Publications:

  • James Reid, True to Nature: The Metaphysics of Representation in Art, in American Arts Quarterly, Winter, 1998.
  • James Reid, Vital Form and Radiant Light: A Painter Explores the Photographs of Christopher Burkett, in Intimations of Paradise: the Photography of Christopher Burkett, Westwind Arts, 1999.
  • James Reid, Modern Art and Iconography, in Prosopon, April 2000.
  • James Reid, Modern Mystics: Kandinsky and Matisse, in Seen, volume 1, 2000.

“Therese, resting by a stream” James Reid

“Still Life with Pears and Figs” James Reid

“Portrait of Maddy” James Reid

“Thermopylae” James Reid

Gabrielle at Age Two with Teddy Bea

“Gabrielle at Age Two with Teddy Bear” oil on canvas 44″ x 22″, 1997, James Reid






2 responses to “Instructor Spotlight: James Patrick Reid”

  1. Jessica Philips Avatar

    Definitely would look forward to learning from Mr Reid. Thanks for posting this information.

  2. thi bang lai xe may Avatar

    Hi, The photograph is fantastic
    Thank you!