Photos by Alexey Dvoryadkin

Carla is proud to be a contributing artist for a wonderful non-profit organization that provides artistic bedroom makeovers for young people with disabilities. Carla has participated in three bedroom makeovers; the most recent, and most ambitious, took place over the weekend of June 25-27th, for a special boy named Jesus German. The Yankee baseball inspired room, the wonderful volunteers, Jesus and his family, were all featured on NY1, as they awarded Blissful Bedrooms founders as NY1 “New Yorkers of the Week.”

Watch the segment on NY1

Learn more about/donate to Blissful Bedrooms

Carla’s proposal for an autumn foliage design for the menu box for the West Village, NYC, Italian restaurant Dell’anima was selected from a call for artists posted on the New York Foundation for the Arts website in the summer of 2009. The display was installed in the fall, and created such a desirable response that Carla was asked to create seasonal displays for the restaurant on an ongoing basis. Pictured above are both the original proposed autumn themed design, and the second installation of Tuscan inspired, individual, hand-stenciled and painted tiles, in a warm, sunny palette.

Visit the display and have a glass of vino and  some pasta at Dell’anima:

Carla’s design for a mural in Kew Gardens Cinemas Park in her Queens neighborhood, has come to life! All the participating artists have completed their individual painted panels, and they have been installed on the large scale painted filmstrip along the park’s brick walls.


Pictured here is Carla’s depiction of the “Whomping Willow” tree in the Harry Potter series of films. The mural theme is based around the cinema, as the park owner is also the proprietor of the cherished Kew Gardens independent film theater. The actual “Whomping Willow” appeared in the film as a more sinister, dark image, but Carla’s interpretation is brighter, more lush, and friendly for the enjoyment of her neighbors viewing the mural while spending time in the park. This piece is also a textural collage in painted relief using strips of tree bark, dried moss, dried plant material and seeds, and sand. This work is consistent with her style of painting, but in a representational format rather than her usual textural abstraction.

Read the Queens Courier article “New Mural for Kew Gardens Park”

Layers Upon Layers, a blog specializing in mixed-media art, featured an artist profile of Carla E. Reyes in the December 30th, 2008 edition.

Click here to read the article

Carla E. Reyes on the BBC

October 5, 2007

Carla E. Reyes appeared in a special report on U.S. manufacturing on BBC World News, Friday, October 5, 2007, while working at DFB Interior Products in Long Island City, NY, where she designs custom surfaces for architects and interior designers.