Miguel Angel Reyes is a portrait and figurative painter, muralist, printmaker, illustrator, and professor of art. Reyes was born in Colima, Mexico, in 1964.
He emigrated with his family in 1975 to the United States and took up residing in Southern California. Reyes received a BFA in illustration from the Otis Art Institute/Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA. In 1995, he completed a 750-foot mural, one of the largest mural projects in Los Angeles, at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle titled Amistades (Friendships), commissioned by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. His influence comes from post-impressionism, Van Gogh's color harmonies, and Cézanne's construction plan. Reyes has had fifteen solo exhibits and has been featured in over a hundred group shows throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia since 1989.
Reyes is an instructor of model drawing in the Fashion Department of the Otis College of Art and the coordinator of Drawing Sessions at Tom of Finland Foundation. In 2009, he received a Tom of Finland Special Recognition Award.