Daniel Reeves Biography

Daniel Reeves was born in 1948 in Washington D.C. He graduated from Ithaca College with an A.S and a B.S. in cinema studies. He has worked in poetry, sculpture, film, and video since 1970. Two years after graduating he produced his first work Thousands Watch in 1979. In 1981 Reeves received three Emmy Awards for Smothering Dreams. This film was about the myths and realities of the war, including his own personal experience with the war while in Viet Nam. He was a survivor of an ambush during the Tet Offensive in Viet Nam.

Reeves later began working on the development of video poetics, exploring personal, political and metaphysical themes. In 1985 Sabda, a film in which went along this development, won a blue ribbon at the American Film Festival. Since 1988 he has been working on sculpture, video installations and digital paintings.

Among other numerous grants Reeves has received six awards from the national endowment for the Arts, and three awards from NY state council of arts.( Electronic Arts Intermix, 2007) Reeves films have been broadcasted widely and exhibited internationally at festivals and institutions. His works are included in numerous international collections including Moma NYC, Centre Pompidou and the Stedelik.("Tribeca Film Institute," 2009)

Other achievements awarded to Daniel Reeves have been the Rockefeller Inter-cultural Fellowship in Video in 1995, and four fellowship awards from the National Endowment for the Arts including the US-Japan fellowship in 1991. Daniel Reeves now resides in Scotland where he is working on his first narrative film called Perdu. This has to deal with World War I and the effects it had after the war was over.

In 1982 he began working on the developmental of video poetics exploring personal, political, and metaphysical themes.("Tribeca Film Institute," 2009)Now Reeves currently focuses on designing a new series of media sculpture projects, including end to end, a time- based digital painting in triptych format. Reeves currently reside in Scotland and France.


Daniel Reeves Above Memory and Transformation. (1999). International Arts News. Retrieved from http://www.absolutearts.com/artsnews/1999/10/08/25870.html

Reeves, Dan. (n.d.) Dan Reeves Biography. Retrieved from www.experimentaltvcenter.org/history/search/search.php3?id=678&base=bios

Electronics Art Intermix/ 2007, March 27) Retrieved from www.eai.org/artistBio.htm?id=375

Tribeca film institue. (2009, January 7) Retrieved from reframecollection.org/collectionLists/collectionList?Id=48

--Anthony Susi, 2006.
--Chris Stunkel, 2010.

Daniel Reeves