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 #1687
Abstract #1687

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; Southeastern Asset Management, Memphis; nexAir, Memphis; Duncan Williams Inc., Memphis; Dollar General Collection, Nashville; and Nordstrom stores across the country.

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Abstract #1687
Abstract #1687
Plushies
Plushies
Study in Green and Yellow
Study in Green and Yellow
Abstract with Blue and Yellow
Abstract with Blue and Yellow
Sky
Sky
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Abstract #1658
Abstract #1658
Undersea Shapes
Undersea Shapes
Abstract #1657
Abstract #1657
Still Life with Vessels
Still Life with Vessels
Saffron
Saffron
Bird
Bird
Peonies After Dark
Peonies After Dark
Seven Lakes and a Snake
Seven Lakes and a Snake
Lawn Games
Lawn Games
Toy Clouds
Toy Clouds
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Green Rebus
Green Rebus
Menagerie
Menagerie
Pottery Collection
Pottery Collection
Composition with Grounded and Floating Objects
Composition with Grounded and Floating Objects
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Abstract #1687
Abstract #1687
oil on canvas, 48x70
2024
Plushies
Plushies
oil on canvas, 32x30
2024
Study in Green and Yellow
Study in Green and Yellow
oil n canvas, 546x42
2023
Abstract with Blue and Yellow
Abstract with Blue and Yellow
oil on canvas, 50x42
2023
Sky
Sky
oil on canvas, 30x30
2024
#1675
#1675
collage on board, 22.5x18.25
2024
#1676
#1676
collage on board, 22.5x18.25
2024
#1677
#1677
collage on board, 22.5x18.25
2024
#1678
#1678
collage on board, 22.5x18.25
2024
#1679
#1679
collage on board, 22.5x18.25
2024
#1680
#1680
collage on board, 22.5x18.25
2024
#1681
#1681
collage on board, 22.5x18.25
2024
#1682
#1682
collage on board, 22.5x18.25
2024
Abstract #1658
Abstract #1658
oil on canvas, 42x42
2023
Undersea Shapes
Undersea Shapes
oil on canvas, 50x42
2023
Abstract #1657
Abstract #1657
oil on canvas, 46x64
2023
Still Life with Vessels
Still Life with Vessels
oil on canvas, 46x42
2023
Saffron
Saffron
oil on canvas, 60x60
2023
Bird
Bird
oil on canvas, 60x60
2023
Peonies After Dark
Peonies After Dark
oil on canvas, 60x60
2023
Seven Lakes and a Snake
Seven Lakes and a Snake
oil on canvas, 60x60
2023
Lawn Games
Lawn Games
oil on canvas, 60x60
2023
Toy Clouds
Toy Clouds
oil, graphite on canvas, 60x60
2023
#1645-3d
#1645-3d
bronze, 28x21x11
2023
#1646-3d
#1646-3d
bronze, 31x13x12
2023
#1647-3d
#1647-3d
bronze, 40x15x14
2023
#1648-3d
#1648-3d
bronze, 34x10x10
2023
#1649-3d
#1649-3d
bronze, 32x14x6
2023
Green Rebus
Green Rebus
oil on canvas, 40x40
2023
Menagerie
Menagerie
oil on canvas, 48x52
2023
Pottery Collection
Pottery Collection
oil, gold leaf on canvas, 56x60
2023
Composition with Grounded and Floating Objects
Composition with Grounded and Floating Objects
oil on canvas, 58x58
2022
#1619-3d
#1619-3d
powder coated aluminum, 60x44x31
2022
#1620-3d
#1620-3d
powder coated aluminum, 51x27x34
2022
#1621-3d
#1621-3d
aluminum, 53x28x16
2022
#1622-3d
#1622-3d
powder coated aluminum, 51x27x35
2022
#1521-3d
#1521-3d
wood, wax, 32x17x16
2020
#1291-3d
#1291-3d
powder coated aluminum, 83x10x8
2015

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