Bunnie Reiss was raised with the wide blue skies of Colorado, and often describes her childhood as similar to the song ‘Little Fluffy Clouds’ by The Orb. She has a large Polish/Russian family, so eating, loud talking and community shaped her world. She was a tiny rebel with a large imagination, and knew at a young age that she would build things much bigger than herselfShe moved to rural Colorado, studied literature, and worked for NPR and other various publications, while quietly painting on the side. Magic, mysticism, nature and the stars slowly crept into her conscious, and she began almost obsessively studying anything she could get her hands on. Her need to travel and obtain information slowly pushed her all over the world and she eventually left Colorado to relocate to San Francisco. Her 20+ years in The Bay Area included an MFA from San Francisco Arts Institute and years of creative incubation in wild streets full of weird art and people painting everywhere. She grew into herself, and found a community of artists that she would spend many years building, living and creating things together.
After a small stint in France and a few other areas around the US, Bunnie relocated to Los Angeles. Her busy life blossomed even more, taking her murals and art all over the world. Her time in Los Angeles was crucial to her development as a professional artist, but she began yearning for a more quiet life with space to grow. She eventually purchased her dream home in the Mojave desert, and has been slowly building up a 5-acre art farm affectionately known as Lilac Lane Farms. Her painting studio, animals, vegetable/flower garden and balance of life and art have helped her to imagine a world she never knew could be possible.
Bunnie has shown extensively in both the United States and around the world, in galleries, alternative spaces, bookstores, abandoned buildings, fields and forests, or any place that seems to need a little extra magic. Her brightly colored folk murals decorate many countries and can be found all over the world. Los Angeles, Mexico, Italy, Paris, India, Philippines, Detroit, Milwaukee, New York, San Francisco are just a few places you would likely stumble upon one.
Bunnie Reiss's newest collection is available for purchase below. Read the press release for Lone Splendor here.