At first glance, Michael Reafsnyder’s works might look like the outcome of spontaneous gestural painting, but they are in fact carefully crafted to convey their sense of frenetic energy, each brushstroke, thick swath of acrylic, or vibrant color deftly deployed in the creation of an overall sense of manic exuberance.

Reafsnyder is an adjunct professor at Claremont Graduate University’s Art Department in Claremont, CA. His works have been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Madrid, Australia and Singapore and are part of numerous notable public and private collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art-San Diego, CA; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; the Laguna Art Museum in California, and the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR.