Jaclyn Reyes

2020 Create Change Artist-In-Residence| 2021 Creative Action Fund Awardee

Queens | Drawing, photography, design, performance, research

Artist Bio
Jaclyn Reyes is a multidisciplinary artist and designer whose work bridges education, storytelling, and research. She has done work for the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, the Resilient Communities program at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Penguin Random House, and Condé Nast. In 2014, she received a Fulbright grant and worked as an educator in Malaysia. As a teaching artist, she has worked in Brooklyn, Phnom Penh, Xela, and Gamay. Currently, she serves on the advisory board for Arts Connect International and is a member of the women-centered music ensemble New Atlantic Chamber Gamelan. She earned her EdM in Arts in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and her BFA in Art Photography from Syracuse University.

Project Description
Little Manila Queens: Bayanihan Arts
Jaclyn Reyes and Xenia Diente will create a series of community conversations and public art activations celebrating the Filipino diaspora in Woodside, Queens, in collaboration with local artists and business owners.

What Does Abundance Mean To You?
“To engage in a creative practice from a place of abundance is to be rooted in true collectivism: a spirit of communal unity, work, cooperation, multitudes of belonging, and resilience.”