Words and Pictures 2016

WORDS & PICTURES:  An Evening with Senior Illustration Students from University of the Arts, Featuring a Keynote Address by Brian Rea

This evening honors the work of graduating illustration seniors. Please join us as we begin with the inspiring words of our guest speaker Brian Rea, and move on to a reception featuring food, drink, and most importantly, the portfolios of our soon to be graduates. This event is a joining place for Philadelphia’s design community and The University of the Arts academic community. We welcome design professionals, alumni, and faculty to mix with our seniors and speak to them about their work in a casual atmosphere.

Lecture: 6 to 7  /  Reception: 7 to 10

Los Angeles based artist Brian Rea is the former art director of the Op-Ed page of the New York Times and his illustrations for the column “Modern Love” can be seen each week in the paper’s SundayStyles section. He has produced award winning work for books, posters, murals, fashion and film projects for clients around the world. Some of these include The New York Times Magazine, Google, Vanity Fair, Time, Kate Spade, Honda, Herman Miller, and Malcolm Gladwell.

Rea’s drawings and installations have been exhibited in Mexico City, Tokyo, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Barcelona at the Joan Miró Foundation. His work is also in the private collection of James Cameron and permanently on display in the Chrysler Building in NYC and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

Rea is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale.

He spends his downtime traveling, surfing and tending to his plants.

Brian Rea Website



Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar


University of the Arts, Terra Hall, Caplan Center for the Performing Arts – 211 S. Broad Street 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 – View Map

When & Where
Thu, May 5, 2016 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
University of the Arts, Terra Hall, Caplan Center for the Performing Arts
211 S. Broad Street
17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107