Casey Reas is an artist and educator based in Los Angeles. He has exhibited, screened, and performed his work internationally in galleries and museums around the world including the Institute for Contemporary Art, London; New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Institute for Contemporary Art among many others.
He is the recipient of a 2008 Tribeca Film Institute Media Arts Fellowship (supported by the Rockefeller Foundation) and of the 2005 Golden Nica from the Prix Ars Electronica. Cited in the 2008 ArtReview Power 100, his images have also been featured in various publications including The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Print, Eye, Technology Review, and Wired.
Reas is also a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds a masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Media Arts and Sciences as well as a bachelors degree from the School of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati.
With Ben Fry, Reas initiated Processing in 2001, an open source programming language and environment for creating images, animation, and interaction.