Time-In: A Visual Journal, October 24 – November 14, 2020, Alterwork Studios, Long Island City, NY

Texture Spectrum: Mixed-Media Art by Carla E. Reyes – February 13- March 18, 2016, Midoma, NYC

Urban Impressionism: Mixed-Media Art by Carla E. Reyes – November 1 – 22, 2013, Yashar Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Hot Wax Diaries: Encaustic Explorations by Carla E. Reyes – December 5 -11, 2011, The Bespoke Curator, NYC

Miscommunications…and other mixed-media musings…September 1 – 28, 2011, Yashar Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Beeswax Arts presents: Carla E. Reyes – August 4 – September 6, 2011, Tryst, Washington, DC

Flower Power! Mixed-Media Floral Art by Carla E. Reyes – June 3- 24, 2010, Yashar Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

G-Train Salon presents: Texture Gardens – September 25- October 16, 2009, Urban Alchemist, Brooklyn, NY

Raandesk Gallery of Art presents – Feminine Continuity – February 8 – April 18, 2008, Raandesk Gallery of Art, NYC

Sensuous Surfaces: Mixed Media Art by Carla E. Reyes – September 13, 2007 – March 21, 2009, Delluva, NYC

Visceral Visions – May 11 – June 8, 2003 – Ruth Marshall, Curator, Art Under Construction, NYC

Organic Expressions – December 11, 2001 – February 16, 2002, Midoma, NYC

Womanifestations – August 11 – 21, 2001, Modus Vivendi, Forest Hills, NY


Below Zero, February 3 – March 1, 2022, dodomu gallery,

Off the Wall, LICArtists Inc. – Holiday Show, December 2-23, 2021, Culture Lab LIC/Plaxall Gallery, NYC

LIC-A@Atlantic 2020, LICArtists Inc. – Group Show, November 12-28, 2020, Atlantic Gallery, NYC

Red Parts, October 28- November 26, 2016, Yashar Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Urban Influence, June 21-30, 2013, 3rdEye(sol)ation Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

RAW Natural Born Artists presents KALEIDOSCOPE, June 19, 2013, 74 WYTHE, Brooklyn, NY

The Art Snack Registry, December 6, 2012, Space on White, NYC

Crest Fest 2012, June 30- August 31, 2012, Crest Arts, Brooklyn, NY 

Inspired Art, America Scores Fundraising Gala and Exhibition, April 27, 2011, Sky Room, NYC

ART2GIFT, November19, 2010 – January 7, 2011, Raandesk Gallery of Art, NYC

The MIDOMA Retrospective 2000-2010, January 10 – February 13, 2010, Midoma, NYC

Benefit for Nicole: A Postcard Show, July 30, 2009, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, NYC

The Affordable Art Fair – Raandesk Gallery of Art, Booth E202, May 7-10, 2009, 7 W New York, NYC

The Armory Show – Armory Arts Week: A Day in Queens, March 6, 2009, Crane Street Studios, LIC, NY

Change – An Exhibition of LIC Artists – March 7 – April 26, 2009, Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY

Beyond The Surface II – May 8 –10, 2008, DFB Studio, LIC, NY

Representing The 718 And 212 – March 10- 29, 2008, Leche-Vitrines Art Alliance, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Scratching The Surface – October 11- November 3, 2007, Leche-Vitrines Art Alliance, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

A Miscellany, By Raandesk – October 4 – November 9, 2007, Mana Fine Arts, Jersey City, NJ
Raandesk Gallery’s Emergence Art Party – September 19–20, 2007- Flats At Union Row, Washington DC

Beyond The Surface: The Artists At DFB – June 8 – 9, 2007, DFB Studio, LIC, NY

Leche-Vitrines Opening Exhibition – April 21-June 3, 2007, Leche-Vitrines Art Alliance, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Fourth Annual NoHo Artwalk – April 25 – May 9, 2007, Noho, Nyc

St. Jean Baptiste Galerie’s 1st Int’l Summer Exhibition – June 7 – 9, 2002, St. Jean Baptiste Galerie, NYC

Celebrating Creativity – May 31, 2001, Crew Cuts, NYC

2001 Gala Benefit Exhibition – February 3 – March 11, 2001, Art Under Construction, NYC

Human Being A Historic Body – March 21 – April 1, 2000, 450 Broadway Gallery, NYC

The New Flesh – December 11 – 25, 1999, 2/20 Gallery, NYC


Bridging the Gap, June 27- July 14, 2013, Flushing Town Hall – A Smithsonian Affiliate, Flushing, NY

Collage at 100: Strange Glue (Traditional and Avant-Garde Collage) Virtual Annex, September 7 – November 20, 2012, Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA 

Short List Curator, Enrico Gomez, Curator/Art Critic – June 2012, BRIC Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

1st Annual Juried Small Works Salon Exhibition, 4th Runner-up, April 9, 2010, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Trans-positions – J. Tolnick Champa, Juror – May 28 -July 31, 2009, Henry DeFord III Gallery@CitiGroup, LIC, NYC 

Art Into Action – Action Into Art – May 20 – June 20, 2008, TNC Gallery, NYC

Herstory 2007 – WINNER Best in Mixed Media – April 1, 2007 – April 1, 2008, Manhattan Arts Int’l, NYC 

Roles, Rites, & Rituals – February 28 – March 18, 2007, Pen and Brush, NYC

3rd Annual Face To Face – May 18 – June 24, 2001, The Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY


Art to Gift (Raandesk Gallery of Art), 16 West 23rd Street, 4th floor, NYC 

The Art Snack Registry, NYC, 

Leche-Vitrines Art Alliance, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Raandesk Gallery of Art, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th floor, NYC


PoetryXCollage Residency Collective, International/Virtual, Artist Member

Lehman Art Collective, Bronx, NYC – Vice President and Artist Member, IG @lehmanartcollective

Long Island City Artists, LIC, NYC – Artist Member,


Kolaj Magazine Online Artist-in-Residence – Project-driven residency for artists and poets collaborating to investigate the intersection of collage and poetry

Alterwork Studios Online Artist-in-Residence – Cycle 3 (September 27 – October 24, 2020). Selected artist for  four week residency to experiment and explore concepts and move work forward, with weekly studio check-ins, Instagram “takeover,” studio visit with an Alterwork artist, and a culminating online exhibition of work completed during residency, hosted on the studio website. 

Artist Educator-in-Residence through the National Park Service Teacher Ranger Teacher, Place-Based Education Program at Weir Farm Historic Site, Connecticut, summer 2016. Responsible for developing artwork and an art education program inspired by the artwork and historic elements of the site. 

Teaching Artist-in-Residence, c/o SPARC (Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide), Self Help Austin Street, NYFebruary – June 2012 – Queens Council on the Arts grant recipient and resident artist working with senior community members on proposed personal memory themed, mixed media, art workshop projects and public exhibition.

Artist-in-Residence, c/o The Creative Center at Roosevelt Hospital, NYC, November 2011 – April 2012 – Artist residency facilitating in-hospital weekly therapeutic, art making experiences with oncology out-patients and their loved ones.


Mural Designer and Lead Artist, NYC Dept of Transportation (DOT), April 2016 – Awarded commission by the DOT Art Advisory Committee to design and create an original large scale outdoor mural with the assistance of community artists and volunteers.

Kids Art in the Park Annual Event Creator and Organizer, Kew Gardens Cinemas Park, Kew Gardens, NY,  June 2009 – 2013, 2016 – Kew Gardens Council for Recreation and the Arts annual grant recipient for proposed children’s group mural project/art event.

Resident Charge Artist, Blissful Bedrooms, NYC,  January 2010 – May 2012 – Lead volunteer mural designer and artist participating in bedroom makeovers for young individuals with severe physical disabilities.

Community Mural Artist, Kew Gardens 100 Tile Mural, LIRR Station @ Kew Gardens, NY, Fall 2011 – Contributing artist for permanent community mural installation project.

Featured Artist, Inspired Art – Mini-Documentary for America Scores, edited by Stephanie Serrano,  April 2011 – Artist collaborating with at-risk elementary school student to create and donate artwork for literacy and sports program fundraiser.

School Mural Artist, New York Cares, NYC , September – October, 2011 – Selected artist responsible for designing and sketching two murals for P.S. 54, Brooklyn, and supervising volunteer painters on New York Cares Day.

Community Mural Designer, Kew Gardens Cinemas Park, Kew Gardens, NY, 2008 – Selected designer and contributing artist for collaborative, outdoor, community mural project.


Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant Awardee 2022 – $3000 grant toward proposed public art mural project, Queens, NY


PoetryXCollage, Vol. 2, pages 12-19, Kolaj Magazine/Kasini House, New Orleans, LA, 2022. 

Behind the Zine: Make Art Anyway, Issue#1, Fall 2021, pages 7-8, Dead of Winter, Issue#2, Winter 2022, Lehman Art Collective, NYC,

5 Weeks of Queens Women in STEAM, Carla E. Reyes, Teaching Artist, Facebook page. March 18, 2018

Street Art From the Heartfeatured muralist in documentary short, Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema, August 4-13, 2017

“All Four Seasons All the Time,” Christopher Barca, Queens Chronicle, June 2, 2016.

Art Ed Profile: Carla E. Reyes, Chris Parkman, Art Education at City College of New York blog, February 21. 2016

Community Commissions Announcement, New York City DOT Art Newsletter, Summer 2015

Bartel, T., 2012, Collage at 100: Strange Glue (Traditional and Avant Garde Collage) Virtual Annex, exhibition catalogue, p. 78, September 7 – November 20, 2012, Thompson Gallery, Cambridge School of Weston, MA.

Inspired Art, Featured Artist, Mini-Documentary producer America Scores, editor Stephanie Serrano, April 2011.

Member News, Artisphere Magazine, p.37, Fall 2010.

“Artist Talk: Carla Reyes,” Julia Michal, Feel the Art blog, June 23, 2010.

“Featured Artist Carla E. Reyes,” Artsy Shark blog, May 2010.

Texture Gardens Closing Salon,” G-Train Salon Blog, Oct. 14, 2009

“Kew Gardens Mural Stolen Returned,” David Gordon, Queens Courier, July 15, 2009.

“Painting Stolen from Park is Returned,” Michael Lanza, Queens Chronicle, July 9, 2009.

“Potter Mural Return Nothing Short of Magical Act,” Natalie Shields, Daily News, Queens Neighborhood News, p. 28, July 8, 2009.

Artist Profile: Carla E. Reyes,, arts&crafts,

“New Mural for Kew Gardens Park,” Jessica Lyons, Queens Courier, Neighborhood News, March 15-21, 2008.

“Inspiration for Kew Gardens Artist Rooted in Nature,” Carol Forget, Queens Chronicle, Vol. XXV, No. 11, qboro arts, March 13, 2008.

“Shout Outs to the 718 and 212,” Jamie Laughlin, Broward-Palm Beach- New Times, March 14, 2008.

“Shared-Office Venture Lets Clients Be Tenants,” Marci Alboher, The New York Times, Small Business, p.C5, Feb 28, 2008.

“Even Solo Workers Want Company,” Marci Alboher, NYT, Small Business, Shifting Careers blog, Feb 28, 2008.

“Three Chicks and their Popsicle Sticks,” Brandon K. Thorp, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Vol. 10, No. 50, pg. 26, Oct. 11-17, 2007.

Scratching the Surface,, Art About Town, October 11, 2007.

Featured decorative artist for special report on U.S. manufacturing, BBC World News, Oct 5, 2007.

“Nature Girl’s Artwork Returns to Forest Hills,” Daniel Cuevas, Queens Courier, August 15 – 21, 2001.

“Nature Girl Blooms in Forest Hills,” Daniel Cuevas, Queens Courier, vol. 8, no. 41, page 19, July 4 – 10, 2001.

Face to Face, Merrick Life, p.15, June 7, 2001 edition.

Human Being a Historic Body, NY Arts Magazine, international edition, volume 5, number 4, page 91, 2000.


MFA Painting, City University of New York at Lehman College, NYC, 2024

MA Art Education, City University of New York at City College, NYC, (Visual Arts K-12) 2012

BFA Restoration/Fine Arts, State University of New York at F.I.T., NYC,  2002 

Visual Arts Diploma, Long Island High School of the Arts, Syosset, NY, 1992 


Botanical Illustration, New York Botanical Gardens, NYC

Mosaic Art, Unicorn Studios, NYC

Mixed-Media Art/Printmaking, Materials for the Arts, Long Island City, NY

Ceramic Hand Building, Mud, Sweat and Tears Pottery, Educational Alliance, NYC

Mural Painting, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA

Color Basics, Color Psychology, Color Forecasting Theory, Color Branding, The Color Association of the U.S., NYC

Color Specialist Certificate, State University of New York at F.I.T., NYC     

Interior Design Studio, History of Interior Design, Intro to Drafting, C.U.N.Y. at Queensborough, Bayside, NY 

Venetian Plasters Application, Color Theory, Faux Business Essentials, Dundean Studios, Chatham, NJ 

Pottery Wheel Throwing, The Potter’s Wheel, Kew Gardens, NY

Scenic Painting, Studio School of Stage Design, Jersey City, NJ