OVERVIEW GK Reid is a multidisciplinary artist working in film and photography, producing iconic works that move millions to action. Described as “A Renaissance man” by Soma Magazine, for his multifaceted collaborative approach across film, fashion design, music and social justice advocacy, resulting in numerous awards and museum exhibitions worldwide.
AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS Films GK has produced have won 27 awards including The Tribeca Film Festival Disruptor Award 2019, two Gold Lions at Cannes Festival of Creativity, Best Picture at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, and Best Picture at the CNN Expose Awards. His work has been featured at the Lincoln Center NY, Center Pompidou Paris, The V&A London, The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of the Fashion Institute, The Rubin Museum of Art, the Daphne Guinness exhibition in the windows of Barney's NY, SHOWstudio London, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and The Australian Museum of the Moving Image.
COLLABORATIONS GK is trusted by A-list artists for their most important film, fashion and social advocacy projects. His collaborations include Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Anne Hathaway, Kim Kardashian, Mary J. Blige, Channing Tatum, Kanye West, Prince and David Bowie; directors / artists Michael Haussman, James Mangold, Floria Sigismondi, Peter Lindbergh, Matthew Rolston, Anthony Mandler, Abel Ferrara, Diane Martel, David LaChappelle, Markus Klinko, Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri, KAWS, Richard Phillips; and writers Haruki Murakami and Neil Gaiman.
PRESS GK's work is published in The New York Times Magazine, The London Sunday Times, The Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue, V, Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, GQ, WWD, Muse, Tatler, In Style, Slate and VICE and been featured on Showbiz Tonight, Access Hollywood, E News! CNN, BBC and HBO.
CLIENTS GK has produced and creative directed branding and campaigns for Louis Vuitton, LVMH, Barney’s, Hugo Boss, L’Oreal Paris, Lancome, Shiseido, Pantene, Volvo, Jaguar, Verizon,Nike and Pepsi. He is invited to speak at prestigious institutions such as Parsons New School, the New York Film Academy and Princeton University.
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUALITY GK works passionately for social justice and equality. His Digital Death against AIDS in Africa, starring Kim Kardashian, Usher, Serena Williams, Jaden and Willow Smith in coffins, raised much awareness and over a million dollars in under a week for AIDS in Africa for Keep A Child Alive. His Girl Epidemic against trafficking of girls in Asia, won the Best Film Award at CNN's Expose awards, presented by Quincy Jones, with Project Nanhi Kali. He produced Girl Rising India, with Freida Pinto, Priyanka Chopra and Alia Bhatt, in collaboration with women weavers' collectives in Bengal, and the film became central to the Indian government's Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign for girls' empowerment. GK is the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of SDG ICONS, a global campaign at the United Nations to generate effective awareness, massive action and exponential impact, driven by the Sustainable Development Goals to inspire, engage, and transform a billion lives by 2030. He is currently producing Be the Subject Not the Object, a documentary with female artists re-framing the narrative on women, from objects to subjects of extraordinary substance and achievement, with We Do it Together.
BACKGROUND Raised between sword-fighting and serving food to thousands daily in Amritsar in India, and an artist's community in New Mexico, with a mother who is a Native American healer, as well as in London’s club culture, GK excels at building community and positivity through creative collaborations across the world. A meeting on the tarmac of Heathrow with Isabella Blow inspired GK’s creative explorations, and his first commissions by David Bowie and Iman launched his powerful artist collaborations.
GK Reid on set with (L-R) Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Daphne Guinness