Eliot Reed

Part-Time Faculty

Elliot Reed is an artist working in performance, sculpture, and video. Their art starts from the body, making a choreographic language through objects, installation, and sound. Using an intra-media approach, Elliot’s projects aim to capture the idiosyncrasies of live performance through physical means. Reed is the founder, director, and sole employee of Elliot Reed Laboratories, a production office located inside the artist’s body. Established in 2014, Elliot Reed Laboratories holds a copyright with The Library of Congress and a Los Angeles County business license. Elliot is a 2019 danceWEB scholar, 2019–20 Artist in Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem and part of the museum’s permanent collection. Reed was also the recipient of the 2019 Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant. Recent performances and exhibitions include Lucerne Festival with JACK Quartet (2022), Kunsthaus Glarus (2021), Metro Pictures (2021), MoMA PS1 (2020/21), OCD Chinatown (2021), The Getty Center (2018), Hammer Museum (2016), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (2018), The Broad (2017), including performances in Tokyo, Osaka, London, Mexico City, Zürich, Vienna, and Hamburg. His text manifesto “Performance Art Is…” was printed in The Drama Review Vol. 64, Issue 4 (248) published by MIT Press.