Reinhard Reitzenstein was born in Uelzen, Germany.
He studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto. His work is represented by the Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto.
Reitzenstein’s work has consistently taken him into processes exploring ways to interconnect nature, culture, science and technology. He works in several parallel areas: indoor installation and sculpture using cast, spun and welded metals, wood, glass, photography, digitally processed images; large scale drawings; outdoor tree-based installations and sound art. He travels and exhibits his work extensively, often speaking about contemporary cultural issues in his public lectures.
His work is represented in numerous private and public collections among them, The National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada Council Art Bank, Art Gallery of Hamilton, University of Toronto, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Confederation Centre for the Arts, the Province of Ontario, The University of Western Ontario, Lutz Teutloff Collection, Bielefeldt, Germany, CONAC, Caracas, Venezuela. Reitzenstein has been an instructor in sculpture and interdisciplinary studies at the University of Guelph from 1980-1998, at Brock University 1991-94, Queens University 1997 and Toronto School of Art 1998-2000 and Sheridan College 2000. He has served as the Head of the Sculpture Program in the Department of Art since 2000.