"I challenge viewers to abandon conditioned frames of reference and discover beauty hidden amongst the ordinary."
I am an artist, photographer and writer. I’ve lived most of my life in San Francisco where I earned a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of San Francisco and an MA in English from San Francisco State University. During that period I interned with renowned art historian Carl Loeffler at La Mammelle. It was at that legendary Art Space that I participated in chronicling the emerging contemporary art scene blossoming on the West Coast in tandem with technology and the Internet. During the nineties and early millennium, I concentrated on writing and published a dozen short stories.
In 2007 I returned to Arizona where I have deep family roots that go back to the pioneer days of the West. My art is currently exhibited and sold from my own website ReedHearne.Com as well as at RiseArt.Com, an online gallery based in London. In 2016, 2017 and 2019, I received Honorable Mentions and a Silver Medal at the Moscow International Foto Awards as well as the Tokyo International Foto Awards. At Rise Art, I was shortlisted for the Rise Art Prize and received High Commendations from the international panel of judges. In 2018, I had a one person exhibition at The Onyx Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona and was also honored to present my work at Photo LA as a Top 20 Finalist of FOCUS Photo LA. My art is included in public and private collections in the U.S. and internationally. I hope to continue to evolve and never sink into the complacency of artists who find a “brand” and get stuck there.