Brian Rea produces drawings and paintings for books, magazines, murals, fashion and film projects around the world. He is the weekly illustrator for the New York Times column, Modern Love and his work has been exhibited in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Seoul, Mexico City and Barcelona at the Fundació Joan Miro. His clients include: Apple, Marni, BMW, Penguin Books, The New Yorker, Variety, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Herman Miller, Vanity Fair, Warby Parker and Google.
He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Art Center College of Design and a member
of Alliance Graphique Internationale. His first authored book, Death Wins a Goldfish (Chronicle Books) was nominated for an Eisner Award and was optioned for television.
His new book, Fixing Flamingos (co-authored with Lucienne Brown)
will be published in autumn 2023.
He lives in Stockholm, Sweden with his wife and his two sons eating lots of baked goods.
Photo: Tony Pinto