Kit Reuther

b. 1957, Nashville, TN
My paintings and sculpture continue to expand on a personal vocabulary of primitive marks and abstracted shapes. I work in an explorative manner that often leaves behind remnants of my editing whether it’s hyper-minimal abstraction or complete visual pattern.
Abstract #1412
Abstract #1412

Anchored by an intuitive awareness of spatial order, Kit Reuther employs her own brand of architectural abstraction to deconstruct representational forms in paintings and sculptures. While minimalist and seemingly restrained, her works hum with a tranquil yet emotive energy. Her most recent paintings loosely reference still life compositions organized across the canvas, where washes of color, abstracted geometry, bits of texture, and gestural markings make the suggestion of form. The evidence of her hand in layering and spreading of paint, sometimes beyond the frame, animates expanses of negative space within neutral, earthy palettes. As an extension of her paintings, Reuther’s powerful sculptural works are sleek, linear distortions of abstracted shapes and more organic, totemic forms. Reuther’s elegant juxtapositions of forms and approaches recalls masters of abstract sculpture and painting like Louise Nevelson, Cy Twombly, Alberto Giacometti, and Constantin Brancusi.

Kit Reuther, a graduate of the O’More School of Design, in Nashville, is a born and bred Nashville artist. She has been awarded artist fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She participated in the VCCA International Residency Program in Germany and the Contemporary Artists Center Residency in Massachusetts. She exhibits frequently across the United States, including San Francisco, Santa Fe, Charlotte, Atlanta, Nashville and Memphis. Her works are in the collections of Ridgemont Equity Partners, Charlotte; Woodmont Booth Trust, California; Tennessee State Museum, Nashville; Landers & Associates, Memphis; A Tennessee Collection, TN Senatorial Office, Washington, DC; BellSouth Building, Nashville; Southeatern Assett Management, Memphis; nexAir, Memphis; Duncan Williams Inc., Memphis; Dollar General Collection, Nashville; and Nordstrom stores across the country.

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Abstract #1412
Abstract #1412
All Mad Here
All Mad Here
Cyclops And Son
Cyclops And Son
Team Colors
Team Colors
Pink X
Pink X
Passion Flower
Passion Flower
Broken Plaid
Broken Plaid
Maze
Maze
Merrily Merrily
Merrily Merrily
Four Triangles Of Nothing
Four Triangles Of Nothing
Skeleton And Scarecrow
Skeleton And Scarecrow
Abstract 1425
Abstract 1425
International Plaid
International Plaid
#1121-3d
#1121-3d
#1347-3d
#1347-3d
#1346-3d
#1346-3d
#1349-3d
#1349-3d
#1416-3d
#1416-3d
Abstract #1401
Abstract #1401
Abstract #1399
Abstract #1399
Pattern #1396
Pattern #1396
Lavender + Gray #1403
Lavender + Gray #1403
Abstract #1358
Abstract #1358
Abstract #1368
Abstract #1368
#1389-3d
#1389-3d
Abstract #1382
Abstract #1382
Abstract #1379
Abstract #1379
#1342-3d
#1342-3d
#1124-3d
#1124-3d
Madeleine
Madeleine
Abstract #1412
Abstract #1412
oil on canvas, 60x42
2018
All Mad Here
All Mad Here
oil on linen, 80x60
2018
Cyclops And Son
Cyclops And Son
oil on linen, 72x72
2018
Team Colors
Team Colors
oil, graphite on linen, 72x72
2018
Pink X
Pink X
oil, graphite on canvas, 40x40
2018
Passion Flower
Passion Flower
oil on canvas, 40x40
2018
Broken Plaid
Broken Plaid
oil on canvas, 40x40
2018
Maze
Maze
oil, graphite on canvas, 40x40
2018
Merrily Merrily
Merrily Merrily
silver leaf, oil, graphite on canvas, 40x40
2018
Four Triangles Of Nothing
Four Triangles Of Nothing
oil, graphite on linen, 72x72
2018
Skeleton And Scarecrow
Skeleton And Scarecrow
oil on linen, 80x60
2018
Abstract 1425
Abstract 1425
oil, graphite on canvas, 60x46
2018
International Plaid
International Plaid
oil on linen, 40x40
2018
#1121-3d
#1121-3d
bronze, 42.5x6.5x2
2018
#1347-3d
#1347-3d
plaster, wire, paint metal leaf, 25x33x11
2018
#1346-3d
#1346-3d
plaster, wire, paint, 32x14x14
2018
#1349-3d
#1349-3d
tape, 36x13x13
2017
#1416-3d
#1416-3d
plasater and mixed media, 37x9x6
2018
Abstract #1401
Abstract #1401
oil on canvas, 60x60
2017
Abstract #1399
Abstract #1399
oil on canvas, 60x60
2017
Pattern #1396
Pattern #1396
oil on linen, 40x40
2017
Lavender + Gray #1403
Lavender + Gray #1403
oil on canvas, 60x60
2017
Abstract #1358
Abstract #1358
oil on canvas, 52x30
2017
Abstract #1368
Abstract #1368
oil on linen, 40x40
2017
#1389-3d
#1389-3d
metal and wood, 36x26x21
2017
Abstract #1382
Abstract #1382
oil, gold leaf on linen, 36x24
2017
Abstract #1379
Abstract #1379
oil on canvas, 64x70
2017
#1342-3d
#1342-3d
steel, 51x30x22
2016
#1124-3d
#1124-3d
bronze, paint, wood base, 42x9x8
2016
Madeleine
Madeleine
oil and graphite on canvas, 34x34
2011