Studio ReikoRenee, LLC is an art and design studio located in Washington, DC's Penn Quarter and headed by artist Reiko Renee Tate. A graduate of Spelman College, Reiko's professional background includes fine art, stationery design, marketing and event design. An arts and creativity enthusiast, Reiko's interests include painting, design, color theory, handmade crafts, ceramics and arts education. Her artwork can be purchased online or by scheduling a studio visit. To learn more about other Studio ReikoRenee divisions, visit funartwine.com and funartfun.com for interactive art events and mercibunches.com for creative stationery items.
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Reiko Renee Tate began exploring art at a young age. In high school, Reiko focused primarily on painting and pottery. A graduate of Spelman College, Reiko studied painting, art history and Economics in college. Her post-college art studies include commercial art, pottery and paper arts.
Her professional background includes fine art, stationery design, marketing and event design. After graduating college, Reiko put her artistic aspirations on the backburner and worked in management consulting and marketing in San Francisco, Atlanta and Washington, DC. In 2001 she started ReikoRenee Creations, creating hand-crafted jewelry and original artwork and selling her creations at arts festivals throughout the southeast. In 2010, she launched Studio ReikoRenee, LLC, an art and design studio. In addition to fine art, Studio ReikoRenee ventures include Fun+Art+Wine, an art and wine focused events company, MerciBunches, a stationery design studio and Fun+Art+Fun, a company specializing in family-friendly art events.
Her work can be found in private residences and corporations throughout the United States. Reiko currently resides in Washington, DC. Her artwork can be purchased online or by scheduling a studio visit by contacting her at email@example.com or 202.649.0781.
My artwork is my truest, most authentic personal expression, often reflecting my inspirations, mindset and feelings. The perpetual daydream that exists within my head is reflected in themes of nature, love, harmony and feel-good-ness in my work. Unlike my verbal, written and personal interactions that are managed based on social constructs, training and desired outcomes, my artwork remains as my most unfiltered personal expression.
My intent is to create art that is positive, simple and colorful. My fascination with color is evident in every work and I enjoy working on canvas with acrylic paints and non-traditional media. Experimenting with different materials is something I have always enjoyed. In different works, I have used acrylic paint, glue, tape, baking flour, paper and glass and LED lights. I love creating art that invites the viewer to interact with the art, to feel compelled to reach out and touch the work.
Whether it is a painting of flowers, a family or an abstract, I want people to look at my paintings and feel happy, calm and peaceful.
My artwork can be purchased online or by scheduling a studio (firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.649.0781).