Jock Reynolds is a pioneer, artist, and curator. He is a co-founder of 80 Langton Arts, one of San Francisco’s pioneering alternative artist spaces. From 1973 to 1983, he was an Associate Professor and Director of the graduate program at the Center for Experimental and Interdisciplinary Art at San Francisco State University. He served as the Executive Director of the Washington Project for the Arts, a multidisciplinary visual artist organization in Washington, D.C. in 1983-1989. He then served as Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, in 1989, a position he held until assuming the Henry Heinz II directorship of the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG) from 1998 to 2018, which has one of the most important art collections in the country. He serves as President on the Board of Trustees at the Andrea Frank Foundation and the Board of Trustees at NXTHVN.
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. He earned a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an M.F.A. from the University of California at Davis.