Jaclyn Reyes (b. 1986, Los Angeles, CA) is a visual, performing and teaching artist, designer, and cultural organizer based in New York City.

Currently, she works in the Education unit at the International Rescue Committee, where she recently supported Operation Allies WelcomePreviously, she has done work for the Campaign and Creative Services team at BerlinRosen, the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, the Resilient Communities program at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Penguin Random House, Condé Nast, and Visionaire. In 2014, she received a Fulbright grant and worked as an educator in Malaysia. As a teaching artist, she has worked in QueensBrooklyn, Phnom Penh, Xela, and Gamay.

She is a  2021-22 Art Commissioner with Queens Council on the Arts' Artist Commissioning Program (ACP); a 2021 awardee of The Laundromat Project's Creative Action Fund; a recipient of a 2021 En Foco Media Arts Work in Progress award; a grantee of Wave Farm’s 2021 Media Arts Assistance Fund; and a 2020 Asian Women Giving Circle grant. As a 2020 Create Change Artist-in-Residence at The Laundromat Project, she co-created community-based art and creative place-keeping interventions with Little Manila Queens Bayanihan Arts in Woodside, Queens, including the Meal to Heal initiative, the Mabuhay mural, and the Little Manila Street Co-Naming Initiative. Recent collaborations of hers include We Belong and Flare/Flair at the Queens Museum and the forthcoming experimental documentary film We Are They.

Her work has been highlighted in Art Forum, Business Insider, Public Radio International, Artsy, Yes! Magazine, Nueva LuzThe Sunnyside Post, The FilAm, The Asian Journal, All in NYC: Public Art Edition, The New York Times, the Center for an Urban Future’s report “The Changing Face of Creativity in New York: Sustaining NYC’s Immigrant Arts Ecosystem Through Crisis and Beyond, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s virtual event “Creatives Rebuild New York—and America.” 

She recently shared her thoughts on art and care on the Queens Council on the Arts blog. She also spoke about her experience community-building in Little Manila with The Laundromat Project, redistricting advocacy efforts in Little Manila, and was an invited speaker on a panel about increasing civic engagement with the NYC Racial Justice Commission.

She studied studio art at California State University Long Beach before transferring to Syracuse University where she received her BFA in art photography. In 2019, she earned her master’s degree in Arts in Education from Harvard University.

If you would like to collaborate, see her design and art portfolios , or just say “hello,” she would love to hear from you.