Jeff Reznikoff is a Portland based abstract-surrealist fine artist. His favorite medium is charcoal because of its primal and elegant qualities. He also enjoys using pastel, ink, watercolor and acrylic paint. Jeff has a unique style of art that draws from the deep well of the soul and unconscious. 

Art has spiraled through Jeff’s life ever since he was young. Jeff’s fine art focus as an adult began in 1998. He enrolled in the Santa Monica College of Art program, studied Chinese brush painting through UCLA and apprenticed with artists and shamans Linda Jacobson and Fu-Ding Cheng in Venice, California. This is when his current style of charcoal drawing first took shape. Jeff created a lot of art during these years and had the opportunity to exhibit in a variety of locations, including having his drawings used on set for the 2001 Mark Wahlberg film Rockstar

However, Jeff’s focus on creating art gradually took a backseat to life and personal development for quite a few years following some early success. In addition to his Toltec immersion and initiation Jeff later became involved with Dagara ritual village community and grief ceremony in northern California. Following that he completed a Masters degree in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Then he moved to the San Juan mountains in southwest Colorado where he had a daughter and opened up an art gallery. Jeff and his daughter moved to Portland, Oregon in 2013. Over the years Jeff worked a lot with youth as an art teacher, soccer coach and mentor. Despite not creating art prolifically for that stretch of time his art still enjoyed semi-permanent exhibitions in different cities. 

It has been a long circuitous path, but Jeff has finally re-engaged an old commitment to his artistic expression. After many years of diverse experiences, hardship, self discovery and fatherhood Jeff is excited about the emerging path ahead.

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