Pony Reinhardt is an astral ruffian, thriving in the wilderness of the lost and found nebulae and dripping carbon monoxide. Her art is a cosmic cataclysm of the Ghastly Phantastic.
She crawled out of the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA degree in fibers and a truck-full of “stuffed animals.” Her menagerie of crafted corpses keeps company with a bestiary of all origins – stop-motion animation, ceramic, and every kind of paint.
Pony is following a natural evolution from the use of skin as a sculptural medium to canvas. Hopefully the laws will soon allow her to combine these two interests.
She now resides in Portland, OR staining the living as a licensed tattoo artist at her private studio Tenderfoot.
Pony has shown in the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art and her awards include US Presidential Scholar of the Arts, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, and The National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts Silver Award.