C.E.B. Reas (born 1972) makes both conceptually and perceptually driven works that explore process and abstraction. His installations, photographs, video, and interactive works are informed by systems theory, biology, artificial life, and information patterns. In 2001, Reas and designer Ben Fry initiated processing.org, an open source programming language and environment for creating images, animation, and interaction. This ongoing project is documented in Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press.
Reas has exhibited and screened his work internationally in galleries and museums including MoMA PS1, New York; Institute for Contemporary Art, London; Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston; LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; and The National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway. He is Associate Professor and Chair of Design Media Arts at University of California, Los Angeles.