Patrick J. Reed is an artist and writer originally from Iowa City, Iowa. His work explores the aesthetics of disaster, with an emphasis on cultural responses to ecological crises. He has exhibited internationally and is the recipient of several honours, including a Fulbright award and DAAD award–both in support of his creative research at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society from 2014-2016. He is trained in art history, photojournalism, printmaking, and papermaking, and he has worked extensively in the fields of intermedia and experimental education.

Reed lives and works in Berlin, where he is the European editorial branch for the critical/cultural online publication, Serpentine Magazine, a guest lecturer for the Node Center for Curatorial Studies, and an instructor at the Berlin Drawing Room.