Lucas Reif

Printing + publishing at Shelf Shelf

Chicago, IL
Info@lucasreif.com
Work / Info + CV


b. 1997
Seattle, WA

Lucas Reif is a designer and artist based in Chicago, IL. His work engages independent publishing, performative visual research, and image-production/transmission technologies as modes of exploring aesthetic tension. He uses print processes to re-activate sub-cultural residue (language, feeling, sound).


Education

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio +
Thesis in Visual and Critical Studies
2016 – 2020

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Pre-college program
Visual Communication Design
2014

Cornish College of The Arts
Pre-college program
Graphic Design
2013


Press

LVL3
Spotlight: Shelf Shelf
2019

Chicago Reader
“In Rotation”
2018

Untitled Magazine
“The Strongest Boy on Planet Earth”
2017

Juxtapoz Magazine
“Disruptor Zine”
2017



Professional Experience

Shelf Shelf
Co-Founder and Director
2018 – Present

SAIC Service Bureau
Production Assistant
2016 – Present

Good Person Recordings
Creative Director
2016 – 2017

ConcrtMe
Creative Director
2013 – 2017

Privateer Press
Warehouse Assistant
2016


Internship Experience

LATITUDE
Lab Assistant
2018 – Present

LVL3 Gallery
Production Manager
2017 – 2018

Perfectly Acceptable Press
Production Assistant
2017

Ground Zero Music Program
Music Advisory Intern
2015 – 2016

Museum of Pop Culture
Youth Advisory Board Member
2015 – 2016



Exhibitions

Z1 Gallery (Chicago, IL)
“An Abandoned Shoe, a Rotten Tooth”
2018

LITHIUM Gallery (Chicago, IL)
“A Saturday Show of Sound Performance”
2018

Video! Video! Zine / Nightingale Cinema
(Chicago, IL)
“My Body, My Self”
2017

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
(Chicago, IL)
“ArtBash”
2017


Awards

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
John W. Kurtich Foundation Scholarship
2018

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Buonanno Scholarship nominee
2017

SubPop Records
Loser Scholarship
2016

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Presidential Scholarship
2016 – 2020