Ava Storm Reynolds is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia where she double-majored in Studio Art and Global Studies: Environments and Sustainability. Although she concentrated in printmaking, she enjoys the freedom for expressive color use in painting. As a child, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up Ava always responded “artist.” Having spent many formative years exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains and Wyoming wilderness, Ava has always been inspired by simple beauty found in natural forms. More recently, Ava has been blending her interdisciplinary interests by examining environmental equity issues in a series of prints.
At the University of Virginia, Ava was a Miller Arts Scholar. As a Scholar she was awarded grant money to complete several personal art projects, including an immersive screen printing workshop at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, Colorado. Additionally, Ava participated in ArtLab, a two week artist residency at Mountain Lake Biological Station in southwest Virginia. Her work is featured in the Spring 2020 edition of V Magazine, a student arts publication.
When not working in the studio, Ava enjoys trail running, local music, and volunteering with community organizations. She moved to Jackson, Wyoming in June of 2020 to start a position with a local hydroponic farm, Vertical Harvest. Although beginning a career path in the sustainability sector, Ava is determined to continue to create and build a community through the arts wherever life takes her.