Much of Michael Reed’s work is aligned with the long history of printmaking as a vehicle for social and political comment. The versatility of printmaking provides the opportunity to mix old and new media and, a variety of materials in different formats and scales, both traditional and non-traditional. The printed works are complemented by outcomes on textile and in medallion formats.


Michael Reed, MFA, UC, New Zealand, is a practicing artist, textile designer and member of Medallion Artists New Zealand, MANZ, and the International Art Medal Federation, FIDEM.

For many years he taught at the Art & Design School, Faculty of Creative Industries, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Reed has held 25 solo shows in NZ and participated in numerous group exhibitions and collaborative projects, nationally and internationally. His works are held in private and public gallery collections in New Zealand as well as Het Koninklijk Penningkabinet, Rijksmuseum, The Netherlands; the British Museum, London, UK; The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia; the Colorado University Special Collections, Boulder, Colorado, USA and the National Library of Congress, Washington, USA, MuVIM (Museum of Illustration and Modernity, Valencia, Spain