b. 1988 -

Caleb Reid (b. 1988) is a Sydney based artist working primarily in painting. In 2015, Reid completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School, with a focus on drawing, ceramics and sculpture. Reid has held solo exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne, and has also been involved in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including Berlin, Germany.

Reid’s recent work is characterised by an experimentation with process and the exploration of the relationship between creative and emotional forces. Asked about his process Reid expressed; “My process is playful, it’s emotive and immediate. I understand that if I set out a few paintings tomorrow, and then complete those paintings they can never, ever be replicated. Even if I set out the same canvas the day after. They are capturing a very specific moment in time.”

Reid participated in the group exhibition Scalene at Piermarq Gallery, which was the opening show of Piermarq’s new gallery space, and formed part of Art Month Sydney and Paddington Art At Night. The Weight of Cold Meat: New Paintings by Caleb Reid was his first solo show at Piermarq and presented a diverse body of work, unified by a process of play, chance and intuition.

Caleb Reid’s upcoming exhibition The Dream In Between opens on Wednesday 28 February 2018, 6 – 8pm and continues until Saturday 24 March 2018. The Dream In Between will also be open as part of Art Month Sydney – Paddington Art at Night on Thursday 8 March,  6 – 8pm.

View the online exhibition catalogue/s:

New Paintings by Caleb Reid, 1 – 4 March 2017
The Weight of Cold Meat
10 – 26 November 2016
Scalene (Group Exhibition), 10 – 24 March 2016

Reid Between The Lines is a short, 10-minute documentary that gets inside the mind & artistic practice of contemporary Australian artist Caleb Reid.

Director – Mark Halliday
Producer – Emma Hudson
Editor – Adam Shean
Score – Jackson Devereux
Special Thanks – Caleb Reid, Robert Russell, James Reid, Benjamin Tooth, Justin Callanan & Ashanti Fogden


2018  The Dream In Between, at Piermarq Gallery, Paddington, NSW (solo)
2017  New Paintings by Caleb Reid, Johanssen Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2017  New Paintings by Caleb Reid, a Piermarq Pop-Up Exhibition at Besser Space, Collingwood, VIC (solo)
2016  The Weight of Cold Meat at Piermarq Gallery, Paddington, NSW (solo)
2016  Scalene, Group Exhibition at Piermarq Gallery, Paddington NSW (group)
2015  Johanssen Gallery, Berlin, Germany (group)
2015  National Art School Graduate Exhibition
2014  An exhibition of paintings by Caleb Reid, N/A Gallery, Melbourne VIC (solo)
2014  Paintings, Beach Road, Sydney NSW (solo)
2013  A lonely hearts affair with a Zoloft patient, Opening Hours Gallery, Sydney NSW (solo)
2012  Paintings, Studio W, Woolloomooloo, Sydney NSW (group)


2016  Three Blue Ducks, Rosebery, Sydney NSW
2013  Bronte Public School, Bronte, Sydney NSW
2013  Iggy’s Bread, Bronte, Sydney NSW
2013  Private Commission, Albury NSW
2012  The Gully by Three Blue Ducks, Falls Creek, VIC
2011  Three Blue Ducks, Bronte, Sydney NSW


Would you like to view works by Caleb Reid? Feel free to contact us on (02) 9660 7799 or [email protected]

Caleb Reid in the studio. Credit: Brad Malyon
Erotic figure study II (2017), Acrylic, enamel, charcoal and PVA on canvas, 144 x 140 cm
Caleb Reid, Still life with amyl bottles (2016), Acrylic, enamel & charcoal on canvas, 152.5 x 152.5 cm
Caleb Reid, Untitled Red (2016), Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 122 x 122 cm
Caleb Reid, Night swim (2016), Acrylic, enamel and charcoal on canvas, 168 x 153cm
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