Reed Seifer is an artist and writer. His art is an invitation to spaces simultaneously vast and intimate. He was born on Fifth Avenue and raised in Connecticut.

Reed’s “optimism MetroCard,” in collaboration with New York’s MTA Arts & Design, is one of the world’s largest public art projects. Between 2007 and 2011 some 30 million transit passes with Reed’s “optimism” mark on the back were circulated in New York City.

Reed’s artwork has been exhibited at The Museum of the City of New York, The Armory Show, Here Arts Center, ISCP, Proteus Gowanus, DC Moore Gallery, and Printed Matter in New York; Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena; Webster University, St. Louis; Clark University, Worcester, MA; and Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam.