Full Time Faculty


Reid Winfrey

Reid Winfrey
Associate Professor

Reid Winfrey, Associate Professor, is the Director of Digital Arts and Animation at Cogswell. A graduate of the University of California at Davis and San Jose State University, he holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Printmaking and Pictoral Arts. He has presented at conferences and museums on topics ranging from printmaking and curating fine art to creativity and the digital revolution in art. Professor Winfrey was the Producer of 10,000 Kites, a short, animated film written by Iain McCaig and created at Cogswell for use as a fundraising tool for a joint Israeli/Palestinian art project; 10000 Kites was premiered at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles and shown throughout the US and Israel at events in support of this highly controversial project. Professor Winfrey is a Line Producer for The Offering, another animated film created at Cogswell that will premier in Beijing in 2009.

His work as a painter is in hundreds of private collections and has been exhibited throughout the United States and in England and Japan. He is represented in public and corporate collections including Kodak, Union Bank of California, The San Jose Symphony, Dupont, and Southern Illinois University. He is listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, has been the subject of numerous art reviews, and is the author of Creativity and Content Development and Figure Drawing: a Practical Guide. Professor Winfrey currently teaches painting, drawing, and illustration courses at Cogswell and leads curricular development for the DAA department.