Rey Art at Maison 10 Gallery, 260 5th Ave., New York, NY

Alumni Artist Event

Rey Art at Maison 10 Gallery, 260 5th Ave., New York, NY

Visual Arts

Come visit the Gallery featuring an ALL WOMAN group exhibition and Cycle 14 curation of art, products and designs created by women through April 26, 2019! Renée Rey, award-winning artist is exhibiting 8 paintings from her "Democratized Ecosystems" series of work. Her other-worldly spaces flirt with romantic ideals of historical legend and utopian future.

Rey draws upon current social and political narratives including cultural diversity, biodiversity and equality as fluidly as she borrows imagery from science, language, religion and wisdom literature suggesting complex narrative threads. Washes of vivid color and gestural mark making create a sense of weightlessness and defiance of gravity.

Rey was born in Japan into a dual diaspora heritage: Jewish/American optometrist father, and French/Armenian/Christian fashion designer mother, and refugee grandparents. Rey came of age in the environmental and civil rights zeitgeist of the 1960's and 70’s in upstate New York. An interior architectural design career informs color, material, and spatial choices. Mesmerized by Lucien Freud’s tactile juicy oil paintings of larger than life nudes, Rey embraces his uncensored fragility, enigmatic rawness, and freedom to push paint in a new direction. Art curators and gallery professionals nationally have taken notice.

In March 2017, she was awarded Best in Show in Art Encounters National Competition 2017, a national juried exhibit, Frederick O. Watson Gallery, von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL, by Jurors Jade Dellinger, Director, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Fort Myers, FL, Alejo Benedetti, Curatorial Assistant, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, and Mallory O’Connor, Professor of Art History, Emerita, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL. Her paintings have been selected for exhibit at the Farmington Museum, New Mexico by Dr. Julie Sasse, Chief Curator, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Curator of Latin American Art at the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ and Florida Contemporary 2015 Exhibition, Baker Museum, Artis-Naples, Naples, FL, by Gisela Carbonell, former Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Special Collections, at the Artis-Naples, Baker Museum, Naples, FL.

Rey's paintings have been included in exhibitions curated by Erin Wright, Curator at Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, Zoe Larkins, Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, and Susan Welsh, Executive Director, Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA.