Mark Reynolds - Bio

Mark Reynolds

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Mark Reynolds has been at work for the past thirty plus years developing new ways of approaching and utilizing some of the traditional approaches found in sacred, metaphysical, or philosophical geometry. He has discovered and developed methods of drawing and constructing geometric systems and harmonic deconstructions with mixed ratios and new geometric relationships he calls "marriages of incommensurables" and "unions of opposites". These geometric systems bring chaos and order together in complex, intriguing, and beautiful geometric drawings with contemporary points-of-view regarding the nature of geometry as an art form.

Reynolds is also an educator who teaches geometry for art, design, and architecture students at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. He has also taught linear perspective, drawing, and printmaking during his twenty-four years there.  

In addition to drawing every day, Reynolds is also a geometer, and his specializations in this field, include doing geometric analyses of architecture, paintings, and design. Some of his studies can be found in the Nexus Network Journal at:

He also lectures on his work at international conferences on architecture, art, and mathematics. He just had three of his analyses published in a two volume set by Springer Publications, "Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future" in March of 2015.
In 2004, twenty-three of his drawings were accepted into the permanent collection of the Biblioteca Communale Leonardiana, in Vinci, Italy. He also has had work selected for the collection of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Art in the California Legion of Honor.  In January, 2015, three of Reynolds' drawings were accepted into the permanent collection of American and Californian Art at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento. Reynolds is widely exhibited and collected, and exhibits his work in group competitions and solo shows.

Mark Reynolds lives with his wife in Mill Valley, California where he continues to explore, experiment, and study geometric relationships in his drawings every day.