Graphite and pigment on aluminum, 12" x 12"
Reilly has works in the permanent collection of the High Museum, in various corporate and public collections, and has appeared in publications including the International Drawing Annual and New American Paintings.
Reilly left her previous architectural career to become a professional studio artist. Her practice is directly influenced by this professional history, as well as by an interest in buddhist thought and the earth sciences. The making of her work requires meticulous handling, but her chosen medium imposes a distinct lack of control over the final product. Using this built-in framework, she makes work that simultaneously addresses both western science and eastern philosophy - the two share similar methodologies but to completely different ends. Through the work she is seeking to balance these two ways of being present in the world and to explore our larger relationship to nature.