LA-born and based Reena "RT" Tolentino is a proud Filipina-American contemporary street artist whose work has appeared across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Her work is a bright and bold celebration of diverse American pop cultural icons. Also, it explores scientific phenomena by contextualizing them through relations more immediate and accessible to the everyday. In 2018, Reena won the ‘Astronaut of The Year’ Award from Mars Academy USA: a low fidelity astronaut analog program expanding technologies in astronautics and for whom she created her Astronaut Trilogy series, an intimate illustration of the interplay between isolation and connection of space travel and those who undertake it.
Her previous series, Hollywood Icons of the 1990s: Gone But Never Forgotten and RT’s NBA ALL-STARS, featured at NBA All-Star Weekend and on ESPN and exhibited at RAW Artists LA, Skirball Center, and Art Basel Miami, and the Downtown Art Walk.
Reena’s work has also been featured in Koncept, Elegant, Baller Status, PUSH, and VoyageLA Magazine and commissioned for installation in top restaurants worldwide. Her most recent Trilogy, the Bruce Lee series, appeared in several Hong Kong restaurants during Art Basel 2019
Reena is also an accomplished actress and model and holds a BA in communication studies.