DONNA REINSEL
Jewelry and furniture

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About the Artist

Donna Reinsel creates. . .

 

a unique blend of furniture, lighting, jewelry, and sculpture that is at once whimsical and elegant, lovable and disturbing.  


The artist has designed and built her unusual pieces for nightclubs and restaurants, notably RED in Manhattan, Asylum in Beverly Hills, Club Med in the Bahamas, Bertha's in Baltimore, and Thunder Grill, Fogo de Chao, and Perry's in Washington, DC.

Her quirky creations have been acquired by collectors from New York to Los Angeles and as far away as Marseilles and Alberta.  Andy Warhol's partner owns her "Fauna Candelabra," and the Frances and Sydney Lewis Collection of Richmond, VA boasts four of her works.


Hollywood has taken an interest in Reinsel's strange aesthetic as well.  Her work has appeared in the films "Batman Forever," A Vampire in Brooklyn," and "Super Mario Brothers" (word has it that Dennis Hopper grabbed her Medusa Chandelier from that set). 


Reinsel's gallery showings have been prolific, including ModernAge in Soho, Amaranth in TriBeCa, Gallery I/O in New Orleans, the Gallery of Functional Art in Santa Monica, and Joan Robey Gallery in Denver.  Her attention-getting designs have often appeared in the spotlight in publications like Metropolis, the New York Times, House and Garden, Southern Accents, the Washington Post, Details, and Interview.


 RESUME


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Donna Reinsel & RC

Y:Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD


Donna Reinsel—Recent Works 

ModernAge, SoHo, New York, NY


Donna Reinsel—Sculpture

Arnold & Porter Gallery, Washington, DC


Sensory Inspiration 

Amaranth Gallery, TriBeCa, New York, NY


The Fire Within—Lighted  Sculpture by Donna Reinsel

Halcyon Gallery, Baltimore, MD


Then and Now 

Uni Gallery, Baltimore, MD


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

CALIFORNIA 

San Francisco 

Limn

Santa Monica

Gallery of Functional Art

Genslar

Laguna Design Center


COLORADO 

Denver

Antae

Joan Robey Gallery


WASHINGTON, DC

Arnold & Porter Gallery 

Fifth Column

International Sculpture Center

Jones Troyer Fitzpatrick Gallery

Ligne Roset/Mobili

Market 5 Gallery

Middendorf Gallery

Morgan Annex

Sansar

Washington Artist’s Museum

Washington Square

Washington Symphony Show House


LOUISIANA 

New Orleans

I/O Gallery


MARYLAND 

Annapolis

MFA Gallery

Baltimore

Art and Architectural Design 

ArtScape, Baltimore Festival of the Arts  

Maryland Art Place

Meredith Gallery

Semmes Bowen Semmes

Y:Art Gallery 

Laurel

Montpelier Arts Center

Rockville

Strathmore Arts Center


MINNESOTA 

Minneapolis

Javier Puig Gallery


NEW MEXICO 

Santa Fe

Axis Mundi


NEW YORK

New York

Amaranth 

Gallery 91

ModernAge

Rooms & Gardens


TENNESSEE

Nashville

Nashville Decorators Show House


VIRGINIA 

Alexandria

ArtFX

The Art League Gallery

Del Ray Artisan Center

 Targett Gallery

Arlington

Arlington Arts Center

Ellipse Arts Center

Richmond

Astra Design 

Reynolds Gallery

Virginia Museum for the Arts


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Baltimore Magazine

Baltimore Sun

Casa Vogue

Designers West 

Departures 

Details

Home

House & Garden

Interview 

Italian Glamour

LA Style

Los Angeles Times Magazine 

Metropolis

Mid-Atlantic Country

New Orleans Magazine

New York Times 

New York Times Magazine

Regardie’s 

Shotokenchiu Japan 

Southern Accents

Style Weekly

Washington Home

Washington Post

Washington Post Magazine 

Westword


MOVIES & THEATER

Batman Forever  Val Kilmer, Jim Carrey

A Vampire in Brooklyn  Eddie Murphy

Super Mario Brothers  Dennis Hopper, Bob Hoskins

Man and Superman  Center Stage, Baltimore, MD


RESTAURANTS & NIGHTCLUBS

MARYLAND

Baltimore

Bertha’s

Donna’s

Ruby Lounge


CALIFORNIA

Beverly Hills

Asylum


BAHAMAS

Eleuthera

Club Med


NEW YORK

New York 

RED 


WASHINGTON, DC 

Fogo de Chao

Perry’s

Thunder Grill


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

The Frances & Sydney Lewis Collection, Richmond, VA

Kelli & Allen Questrom, Greenwich, CT

Michel Benhamou, Marseilles, France

The Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA

Saul & Susan Schwartzbach, Chevy Chase, MD

Kathy Mene, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

DesignSmith, Arlington, VA

Sharon & Marty Bass, Baltimore, MD

Rebecca Collins, Dallas, TX

Joan Robey, Santa Monica, CA

Mildred Caplitz, Denver, CO

Embelezar, Chicago, IL

An American in Paris, Alexandria, VA


AWARDS

Best in Show for Functional Art

Tabletop, the Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA


Ruth Chenven Foundation Award

New York, NY


Prize Award

Sculpture 87, Washington, DC


Martha Von Hirsch Memorial Scholarship for Sculpture

Washington, DC


Lolo Sarnoff Award for Sculpture

Washington, DC


EDUCATION

Corcoran College of Art & Design

Washington, DC

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture & Furniture Design


Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

Studied in Master of Architecture program


University of Maryland

College Park, MD

Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Design


Frostburg State University

Frostburg, MD