I first met Reginald Armstrong in 2018, when he unknowingly photobombed a picture I snapped of a friend at a UTA Artist Space opening in Los Angeles. Years later, when I visited his DTLA studio for this story, I saw that the photo had become the reference for a series of paintings that filled the space.
How a Note in a Coffee Shop Jump-Started Painter Reginald Armstrong’s Career
The painter has moved around a lot in his life, whether as an army brat or budding artist making his way to sunny Los Angeles. No matter where he goes, Reginald Armstrong finds himself embedded in the local arts scene.