Michael Paul Oman-Reagan|
(1976 - living) U.S.A.
Post-minimal conceptual artist and Curator
Born in Columbia, Missouri, Oman-Reagan's family moved to Baker City, Oregon when he was five years old. His parents, both anthropologists, introduced him to socio-cultural analysis. After his youth in Eastern Oregon he lived and studied in Denmark with artist Ingrid Dehli (formerly Ingrid Kolbye).
Following studies in Biology and Philosophy at Reed College in Portland, Oregon he lived in Utah and Idaho. He has referenced his participation in the realization of a Sol LeWitt wall drawing as a strong early influence on both the minimal tendency of his work as well as the participatory nature of his projects.
Oman-Reagan founded Field (Field Gallery) in Portland, Oregon and as the founder and curator of a gallery for emerging contemporary art, was involved in Portland's millennial art renaissance.
Michael Paul Oman-Reagan is known for his work around socio-cultural and anthropological themes. His most acclaimed series thus far has been his "Communication Project," where Oman-Reagan communicated with gallerists, art institutions and dedicated cultural spaces through the installation of art objects on or near their buildings.
The artist lives and works in New York City and maintains relationships with the art community in Portland, Oregon.
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