Fred D. Reaves, is a 1973 graduate of the Murray State University Department of Art and Design with a degree in art, his major areas of study being Photography and Graphic Design, and a Minor in Printing Technology.

As an accomplished Fine Arts photographer and Digital Illustrator with complementary backgrounds in painting and printmaking, his work can be found in galleries and museum shops as well as in private and  corporate collections both nationally and internationally.  His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, invitational exhibitions and one man shows.

Always a prolific fine artist, Reaves also had a successful commercial career that spanned almost 50 years.  The primary focus of his commercial work concentrated on Architectural and Industrial Photography, as well as Graphic Design for print publication and Marketing. His list of clients contains many high profile companies that include major national and internationally based industries.

Reaves has taught numerous photographic summer workshops for high school aged photographers as well as Advanced Studio Lighting Techniques, Intermediate Photography and Black & white Darkroom skill classes in the Visual Communications Dept. at Ivy Tech State College in Indiana.

Upon retirement in 2016 from the commercial side, Reaves moved to his family farm in rural Calloway County Kentucky where he continues to create and produce new fine art work