REILLY is known for his complex
paintings on shaped canvas structures. His artistic career began in Los Angeles during the late 1970s. He is recognized as an original member of the Abstract Illusionism movement, and as one of the foremost artists working in shaped canvas today. Reilly's diverse painting styles depict an artist capable of avoiding classification, working in both abstraction and representational painting. His work is exhibited in galleries
and museums internationally and included in numerous public and private collections. Major public art commissions include a forty-foot
painting, executed in enamel on steel, for San Diego County, and
an eighteen foot shaped-canvas painting commissioned by American Airlines. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant.