Reed Fagan is a metalsmith and artist working mostly in traditional silversmithing and goldsmithing processes. His research focuses on phenomena and abstractions in both advanced mathematics and sciences to create a form language that is translated into more permanent metal objects. By taking highly theoretical concepts and repurposing them into physical objects, Reed looks to blend art, science, and the utilitarian object into one. He is a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and other craft communities.
Reed graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz with a Masters of Fine Arts in 2016, and studied at Skidmore College where he received a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art and a Bachelor of Art in Mathematics in 2012. Reed strives to be a committed educator of the arts at a college level and has taught courses as an Adjunct Professor and Instructor of Record at SUNY New Paltz. He has not only taught introductory level metals courses, but also instructed drawing courses as well, believing in a strong interdisciplinary studio practice. Outside of his teaching experience Reed has worked in the fashion industry making jewelry for large retailers, and smaller designers. His skill and experience translates into his own work and his own teaching practices.
Reed has shown mostly in the New York region, including Brooklyn by a College Art Association coordinated show in Greenpoint Gallery. He has also worked with both of his institutions to display work in Saratoga Springs, New York at the Lucy Scribner Library, and at the Tang Museum. Most recently he displayed work in Boston, Massachusetts and in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.