Myke Reilly, an American abstract artist, was born in San Diego in 1961 and learned to paint under the guidance of his uncle, mid-century desert painter Jerry Reilly. With his uncle's support and guidance Reilly became a prolific painter at a very young age and spent much of his childhood and teen years in front of his painters easel.
In 1978, At the age of 16, Reilly moved to San Francisco where he attracted significant international success as a recording artist, sound designer, interior designer and digital media designer. He collaborated with many noted artists of the period such as Rex Ray, Tom Bonauro and Charly Brown in the genres of sculpture, film making, and electronic sound installations. His dynamic sense of color and sound translated well into all forms of media and was supported by San Francisco's exploding high technology movement.
At the age of 50, Reilly returned to the easel and created a stunning collection of bold and expressionistic modern abstract paintings which drew immediate attention from designers and collectors on the West Coast. He lives in S.F. and has recently opened a new studio in San Miguel de Allende where he dedicates his time and vision to creating large-scale paintings and interior murals.
Recent News and Events 2020
May 5th, 2020
See recent works and the artists studio in San Francisco and San Miguel de Allende.
Click lower right to view with sound.
Jan 13th, 2020
ABSTRAX. A group show curated by Joseph Abbati for Radian Gallery in San Francisco's SOMA district.
Installation of Reilly's KOPARA for the new Merck Pharmaceuticals building in San Francisco.
At 18' x 5', KOPARA is Reilly's largest painting to date.