Reginald O'Neal (Miami, Florida 1992) began painting in 2012, soon after meeting his friend and mentor, Alejandro Dorda, who would teach him classically. In 2014, O'Neal took his first trip to Europe to complete murals in Austria, Norway, and Spain, as well as exhibit in a collective show alongside his teacher in Berlin, Germany.
In the years since, Reggie has focused on canvas work, residencies, and murals that embody his community surroundings, experiences and beliefs. Through his paintings, O'Neal reflects the complexity of the African - American experience in his hometown of Overtown, a historically Black neighborhood i n Miami, FL. Basing his paintings on original photographs, personal and community narratives of domestic violence, marginalization, loss and beauty are revealed and shared.
O'Neal's work has been acquired for the permanent collections of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, and the Rubell Museum. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Youth Concept Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL, and Urban Art Clash Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Spinello Projects featured O'Neal in Art Basel Miami Beach 2022.
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