Mediums: Glass, Lighting, Mosaics, Murals, Sculpture
Reginald C. Adams is a public artist and community developer. He is best known for his brilliantly colored tile mosaic and painted murals and sculptures, which are strategically located in some ofHouston’s most historic and underserved neighborhoods. His creativity and approach to his artwork is inspired by his travels to more than 24 countries around the globe. Adams fundamentally believes that everyone deserves access and exposure to the arts and strives to engage the general public in the design and production of his public art projects.
Over the past 11 years he has served as President and CEO of the Museum of Cultural Arts Houston (MOCAH), which is a non-profit art corporation that he co-founded in 1999 with his wife and art partner, Rhonda Radford-Adams. Through MOCAH, Reginald has facilitated the design, coordination and production over 100 public art projects across theHoustonarea. More than $3MM has been reinvested back intoHoustoncommunities through these public art projects and programs. These projects have been co-created with the involvement of over 15,000 area youth, 90 international, national and local artists and hundreds of community stakeholders.
He is actively involved in bringing new and quality affordable housing toHoustonthrough his role as the President of the Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority (LARA), a nonprofit corporation that acquires chronically tax delinquent properties throughoutHouston. As President of LARA, Reginald has helped guide and grow the organization towards being the largest nonprofit property owner in the city ofHoustonwith an inventory of over 1,000 lots ready for development with annual revenues of over $12MM. Over 250 affordable homes have been built through LARA over the past 4 years.
Reginald is a senior fellow with the American Leadership Forum (ALF) Class 24, an alumnus of Leadership Houston Class 28 and President-elect of the Rotary Club of Houston Skyline. He was recently honored by the Houston Press with their annual 2010 Mastermind Award, an honor recognizing creative professionals that are making a significant impact on the city ofHoustonthrough the arts.
In his personal time Reginald is an avid runner, he enjoys Salsa dancing, yoga, photography, video production, traveling, lounging on the beach and spending quality time with his wife and 9 year old son, Jahlani.