Los Angeles based artist Brian Rea is the former art director of the Op-Ed page of the New York Times and his drawings for the column "Modern Love" can be seen each week in the paper's SundayStyles section. He has produced commissioned work for books, posters, murals, film and fashion for clients around the world. Some of these include The New Yorker, Google, Vanity Fair, New York Times Magazine, Penguin Books, Time, Marni, Herman Miller and CAA. Rea's drawings and installations have been exhibited in Paris, Tokyo, Mexico City, New York and Barcelona at the Joan Miró Foundation. His work is permanently on display in the Chrysler Building in New York City and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.
Rea is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Art Center College of Design and a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale.