Reiko Renee Tate
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Reiko Renee Tate began exploring art at a young age focusing 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 back burner 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, ReikoRenee ventures include Fun Art Meet, a corporate arts events company and MerciBunches, a stationary and social events company.
Her work can be found in private residences and corporations throughout the United States. Her artwork can be purchased online or by scheduling a studio visit by contacting her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.649.0781.
Typically bright and colorful, my artwork reflects my innermost thoughts, feelings and inspirations. Themes of nature, love and harmony appear throughout my work. Unlike personal interactions that can be managed based on social constructs and desired outcomes, my artwork remains my most unfiltered personal expression. My intent is to create art that promotes feelings of happiness and joy. I primarily work with canvas, acrylic paints, paper and non-traditional materials like LED lights. I love creating art that makes the viewer want to reach out and touch the work.