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Los Angeles based artist Brian Rea is the former art director of the op-ed page of the New York Times and his award winning emotionally charged drawings can be seen each week alongside the paper's column Modern Love. He has produced books, posters, murals, films, and fashion projects for clients around the world. Some of these collaborations include Apple, Marni, Google, the New Yorker, Airbnb, Penguin Books, Herman Miller, Malcolm Gladwell, and Vanity Fair.

Rea's intricate drawings and list-based paintings have been exhibited in Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Mexico City, São Paulo, Seoul, New York, and Barcelona at the Joan Miró Foundation as part of the group show Murals. His work has received both gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators, Society of Publication Designers, and the Art Directors Club and has been recognized by Communication Arts, American Illustration and the 50 Books 50 Covers annuals.

Rea is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Art Center College of Design and a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale. Rea’s first book, Death Wins a Goldfish (Chronicle Books), was published in 2018. He lives in California with his wife, his son, and his plants.

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