Myers Reese, Laurence

“B’tzelem Elohim” from In the Image of… , installation: acrylic on stairs, wall, shelf, books, 2022. Image credit: Keeva Lough

Laurence Myers Reese (he/him, they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist living on occupied lands of the Southern Paiute in Paradise, NV.

His research investigates the use of queer semiotics to navigate and disrupt cis-normative history. Drawing on Jewish mysticism, trans aesthetics, Latinx diaspora, and socialist doikayt, he works across video, painting, installation, fiber, and sound.

He received his BFA from the University of Oklahoma in 2012, and his MFA from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2022. Reese is a co-founder of the Vegas Institute for Contemporary Engagement, a research lab for art and experimentation. He has worked as an independent curator, arts writer, non-profit administrator, factory worker, and educator. His writing is regularly published in Southwest Contemporary and Settlers+Nomads.

More work can be found on his website,, or on his Instagram, @Laurartree.