Podcast Audio Interview with Rice Freeman – Zachary

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Did a really great interview for Notes From the Voodoo Cafe with Rice Freeman.

Listen to the episode here:

Also check her website and other podcasts here:

New Video – 3 Years of Work Overview!

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

This video documents what i’ve been doing for the past 3 years, featuring images of my art, shows, and projects i’ve been involved with. i also created the music for the video as well, playing all the instruments, recording and producing the backing track..

Thanks for watching!

Monday, August 30th, 2010


just a quck note to let you all know ill be interviewed on art and soul radio today at 4pm pst.. heres the link should be fun!–when-i-cant-paint-i-usually-draw

Art And Soul Radio

Entirely self-taught, Reno decided early in his career to forego formal training, opting to develop his individualistic style through a prolific and exuberant output of creation. His materials range from acrylic paint and oil pastels to colored pencils laid primarily over wood panel and canvas. He generally works on five to ten canvases at once, apportioning equal time to each, in the interest of allowing the thematic content to germinate organically. Open as the artist is to the unfolding of subconscious content, his paintings emerge as pieces of a dreamlike mythic narrative. Reno has recently begun teaching his organic methods at art retreats, including Art & Soul Retreat this October, 2010 and next year.

DPI Magazine Feature

Sunday, November 8th, 2009


My work was recently featured in DPI Magazine – an arts publication located in Taiwan. Please click here to view the full four page spread as a pdf.

Interview with Art Asylum Boston

Sunday, November 1st, 2009


I was recently interviewed by the good folks over at Art Asylum Boston. Please click here to read.

Interview with Argot & Ochre

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009


I was recently interviewed by Lainya Magana of Argot & Ochre. Please click here to read.

Wall Farmers Interview

Sunday, June 28th, 2009


I was recently interviewed by Wall Farmers a web publication based out of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. You can read the interview at:

20 Questions with Juxtapoz

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009


I recently participated in Juxtapoz’s “20 Questions”. Click here to read.

Interview with the Citrus Report

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

I was recently interviewed by Kirsten Incorvaia for the Citrus Report.

“Everyone has had that miserable job that brought understanding to the phrase “rat in a cage.” Well, to Jesse Reno that was every job he ever had. While working as a postman in Oregon, he actually snuck in painting time during his shifts just to keep sane. He is a free spirit who finds sanctuary in creativity, whether through paint, a violin, or poetry. His untamed hair and noise projects are side notes to his total dedication to painting, as he pumps out a massive quantity of passion-wrought pieces each week.

Jesse’s paintings delve into the wide scope of human emotion, from the darkest corners of the subconscious to bright and innocent lightheartedness. There is a primitive tribal quality and also a clear tie to skateboard art. Although they are chaotic in a sense, Jesse’s paintings are meditative of the human condition and a struggle for peace. If you can’t relate to these works, you need to let loose.”

You can read the full interview here.

Interview with The Citrus Report

Monday, November 10th, 2008

I was recently interviewed by Bradley Delay of The Citrus Report for their online magazine. Click here to read the interview