Jock Reynolds is the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery (YULAG). An artist and curator, he earned a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an M.F.A. from the University of California at Davis. From 1973 to 1983, he was an associate professor and director of the graduate program at the Center for Experimental and Interdisciplinary Art at California State University in San Francisco, and was also a co-founder of New Langton Arts, one of San Francisco’s pioneering alternative artist spaces. From 1983 to 1989, he served as the Executive Director of the Washington Project for the Arts, a multidisciplinary visual artist organization in Washington, D.C. He then became director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, in 1989, a position he held until assuming directorship of YUAG in 1998.
Mr. Reynolds has won two National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists fellowships, a Fulbright fellowship, and multiple National Endowment for the Art awards. His artwork is represented in numerous collections, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Walker Art Center, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.