Dean Reeves has spent most of his life in Alberta. He graduated with a BFA (major in painting) from the University of Alberta in 1978 before embarking on a career in Arts Administration - seminar programme from the Banff Centre School of Management (1981). He has taught digital graphic and web site design, painting, drawing, and visual fundamentals in various institutions such as Medicine Hat College, Red Deer College, Lakeland College and Grant MacEwan Community College.
He has been the Program Manager/Curator for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Programme from 2001 - 2011.
Dean's work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions in both public and private galleries. His work is found in many public, corporate and private collections.