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Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Ka-Son Reeves grew up cultivating his natural artistic ability by watching the creative processes of his father (a portrait artist) and his eldest brother (a graffiti artist). Having received no formal art training, they instead were his artistic teachers and technical advisors.
Ka-Son has participated in over 30 group and solo exhibitions in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. His work is included in permanent gallery collections as well as private collections. In June 2009, Ka-Son participated in a juried exhibition at Long Island University's Salena Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, honoring filmmaker Spike Lee. He also displayed his work at the NAACP Centennial Convention in New York City. His painting "Here For The Takin' ", won 1st place in the Acrylics division at the 2011 Pocono Arts Council's Members Show. His paintings "Tune-Up" and "Jazz In Space" won back to back 1st place awards in painting at both the 2011 and 2010 Antoine Dutot Museum's "Music Motif" Show. It was his first time exhibiting at the Dutot. He has served as co-curator of 1199SEIU Gallery in NYC, has appeared as a guest on the television program "SteelStacks Live!", was hired as a courtroom sketch artist for the Pocono Record Newspaper on two high profile court cases and served as director of ARTSPACE Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA.
Most recently Ka-Son was given the honor of Artist-In-Residence at Bergen Community College for the month of February, 2014. During this time, twenty-eight of his original paintings, dating from 2008 (his professional start) and up the present, were on display to give viewers a glimpse into his journey as an artist.
Ka-Son is also author of a collection of poetic verse titled "A Poet-Whore, Pimped By Pain", published by Whimsical Publications, LLC.