EDUCATION
2002 M.B.A. Management; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
1985 A.A.S. Interior Design; Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1981 M.A. Jewish Education; Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY
1978 B.A. Judaic Studies; University at Albany, Albany, NY
1976-77 Junior Year Abroad Program; Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

INDEPENDENT ART STUDIES
Graduate Courses, Film and Computer Art; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Undergraduate Courses, Painting, Drawing, Performance Art; Westchester Community College Center for the Arts, White Plains, NY
Undergraduate Courses, Drawing, Interior Design; Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Undergraduate Courses, Painting, Drawing, 3-D Design; The University at Albany, Albany, NY
Painting Classes, Art Students League, New York, NY
Five Day Figure Painting Workshop, Robert Liberace; Southern Atelier, Sarasota, FL

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​AWARDS
2017 Best in Show, Art Encounters National Competition, The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL. Jurors: Alejo Benedetti, Curatorial Assistant, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK; Jade Dellinger, Director of Exhibits & Collections, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Myers, FL, and Mallory O’Connor, Professor of Art History, Emerita, Santa Fe College, FL.

2013 Second Place, Small Art- Big Impact Juried Exhibit, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY Jurors: James Bacchi, ARtHaus Gallery, Edward Rubin, International Arts Writer, Curator, Artist, and Renée Phillips, Director, Manhattan Arts International.

2013 Best in Show/First Prize, The Art of Playing Juried Exhibit, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Ft Myers, FL. Jurors: Carl Schwartz, Art Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University; Terry Tincher, Tincture Gallery, and Kathy Robinson, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.

2009 Best in Show/First Prize, 2D 3D All Florida Juried Exhibit, Alliance for the Arts, Ft Myers, FL. Juror: Morgan Lewis, Art Consultant, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Tallahassee, FL.

2008 Honorable Mention, 2D 3D All Florida Juried Exhibition, Alliance for the Arts, Ft Myers, FL. Juror: Marc Mitchell, Director, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA.

2008 Award of Merit, Art Focus Exhibit, Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL. Juror: Ronald Bishop, Former Director, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Myers, FL.

2006 Second Place Award, Brickell Key Art Show, Brickell Key, FL

GRANTS
2008 Public Art Grant, Lost in Translation, an interactive temporary installation, Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Ft Myers, FL.

RESIDENCIES
2016 Sun Peaks Center for Art and Sustainability Artist Residency, Colorado Springs, CO
1995 Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency, Johnson, VT

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 Renée Rey, Norris Center Gallery, Norris Center, Naples, FL
2010 In the Spirit, West Wing Gallery, Naples Main Library, Naples, FL
2006 Century Hotel Lobby, Miami, FL
2005 Healing to the 5th Power, Roxcy O’Neal Bolton Women’s Park History Gallery Miami,FL
1996 The Gallery at the Bruised Apple, Peekskill, NY
1996 Westchester Reform Temple Art Gallery, Scarsdale, NY
1995 Carroll-Condit Gallery, White Plains, NY
1995 YM-YMHA Wid-Westchester Art Gallery, Scarsdale, NY
1994 The Gallery, Playhouse on Vandam, New York, NY

SELECTED INVITATIONAL AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 All Women, Group Exhibition, Maison 10, New York, NY

2018 Insatiable—contemporary investigations of hunger, desire, longing, curated by Catherine Bergmann, Curatorial Director, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL
2018 One Bare Foot Square Group Exhibit, curator Chitima Nok Kerdpirak, Project Space
Brut, Seoul, South Korea
2017 One Bare Foot Square Group Exhibit, curator Chitima Nok Kerdpirak, Faculty of Fine Art Gallery, Ratchapat University, Chiang Rai, Thailand
2016 One Bare Foot Square Group Exhibit, curator Chitima Nok Kerdpirak, Outsider Art
Ateliers, de Hermitage, Amsterdam, Holland
2016 Celebrate Israel, It's Culture, People and Innovation, Mercato, Naples FL
2015 Florida Contemporary 2015 Exhibition, Baker Museum, Artis-Naples, Naples, FL, curator Gisela Carbonell, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Special Collections, Baker Museum, Artis-Naples, Naples, FL
2015 Shangri-La Art Gallery, Bonita Springs, FL
2014 This is My Life: Artists Reveal Themselves in Their Work, Three Artist Exhibition; von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL, curator Jack O'Brien, VLAC Curator, Naples, FL
2014 Flor 500, a participatory art project; curator Xavier Cortada, Main Gallery, Florida Gulf Coast University Art Complex, Fort Myers, FL
2014 The Sketchbook 2014 Tour, traveled to following: Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; Maine College of Art, Portland, ME; Galerie F, Chicago, IL; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR; The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Santa Fe Institute of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM; Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY; Norman Arts Council, Norman, OK; Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX; The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ. www.sketchbookproject.com/library/15023
2013 Flor 500, a participatory art project; curator Xavier Cortada, South Regional Library, Naples, FL
2011 Lost in Translation, Art Royale, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
2010 Two Artists, Atlantic Center for the Arts-Harris House Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2009 Six Degrees Gallery, Naples, FL
2008 Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami, FL
2006 ArtRouge Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
2003 Artists’ Haven Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2002 Gertrude White Gallery, Greenwich, CT
2001 Vertical Gallery, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
2001 Phidias Art Gallery, curator Lawrence L. Elliott, Jr., Troy, NY
1998 Concepts of Art, Lenox, MA
1997 Concepts of Art, Lenox, MA
1996 Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
1996 Mamaroneck Artist’s Guild (4 Exhibits), Larchmont, NY
1995 National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY
1995 Allee Gallery, Four Artist Exhibition, Lenox, MA
1995 River Gallery, Irvington, NY
1994 Dariusz Gubala Gallery, New York, NY

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2019 A Generous Kingdom III, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR
2018 Fierce and Frail: of Beings, Beasts, and Seeds, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR
A Generous Kingdom III, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR
2017 Gateway to Imagination, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM (Juror: 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)
2017 Annual Contemporary Art Survey, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO (Juror: Zoe
Larkins, Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO)
2017 Art Encounters National Competition, von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
2017 Saatchi Collection New This Week, www.SaatchiArt.com
2016 It's Nature's Way, von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
2016 30th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL FL (Juror: Harry Mesersmith, Sculptor, Deland, FL)
2015 Valdosta National 2015, VSU Art Gallery, Valdosta, GA (Juror: Susan Welsh, Executive Director, Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA)
2015 29th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
2015 50th Founders Juried Exhibition, von Liebig Art Center, Naples FL (Juror: Erin
Wright, Curator at Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA)
2015 Small Art, Big Impact, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY
2013 Small Art, Big Impact, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY
2013 Moments, Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL
2013 Art of Playing, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL
2013 Words, Signs, and Symbols, von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL (Juror: Kristine Meek,
Director, Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples, FL)
2013 SW Florida Lives, Howl Gallery, Fort Myers, FL
2013 Mask, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
2012 State of Mind, Politics, Alliance for the Arts at Harborside Event Center, Ft. Myers,FL
2012 The Beat Goes On, Big Arts, Sanibel Island, FL
2010 Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
2010 The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
2010 SW Florida Art League, Estero, FL
2010 Barrier Group for the Arts, Sanibel Island, FL
2009 Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami, FL
2009 The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
2009 Six Degrees Gallery, Naples, FL
2009 Florida West Art Gallery, International Design Center, Estero, FL
2009 Southwest Florida International Airport, Fort Myers, FL
2009 Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
2008 Southwest Florida International Airport, Fort Myers, FL
2008 Space 39, Fort Myers, FL
2008 Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL
2008 Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL

VISITING ARTIST AND LECTURER
2017 “What is the Connection between You, Economics, Art and the Environment? Collaboration with Raymond Blaha, B.A. Economics Candidate 2018; Black Box Theater, New College, Sarasota, FL
2013 “Utilizing Text and Image,” Visual Poetics and Narratives Course, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

TEACHING EXPERIENCE in Painting, Drawing, Creative Thinking
Florida Southwestern State College, Naples, FL
The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
Bonita Art League, Bonita Springs, FL
Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
Michael’s, The Arts and Crafts Store, Naples, Estero, Fort Myers, FL

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Mail Archives, Miami, FL
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., New York, NY
First Albany Corporation, New York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY, SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
"The Earth World, Renée Rey," Portfolio Magazine, March 2018
"Renée Rey Wins Best of Show in Naples Art Encounter 2017", Happenings, May 2017
“Naples Art Association Presents Awards for National Art Encounter Competition”, Florida Weekly Naples, March 30-April 5, 2017
"Exciting Season for Naples Art Association," Life in Naples, October 2014
“The Limitless Renée Rey”, Yohanna de la Torre, Gulf Coast Times, September 2014
“Defining Moment”, Sandra Yeyati. Focus of SWFL, November 2013
“Artist’s Work to Benefit Japan”, Amy Sowder, News-Press, May 27, 2011
“Renée Rey, An Artistic Journey”, Chay Baxley, Focus of SWFL, September 2010
“Renee Rey wins top honor at Alliance 2D-3D show,” Happenings”, July 2009
“Rey Art Wins First Place in All Florida Juried Exhibit,” Naples News.com, June 19, 2009
“Local Artist’s Work Accepted In Juried Exhibition,” The River Weekly News, May 29, 2009
“von Liebig Art Center,” The Banner, Saturday, January 10, 2009
“Symphony II, Three Musicians,” Naples Daily News, Friday, August 17, 2007
"Artist Blends Music, Art", Liane Smith,The Arts Section, The Banner, August 11, 2007
Vanessa Garcia, “Wearable Art Work,” NY Arts, Vol. 11, No.5/6, May, 2006
Patricia Elizabeth Grell Yursik, “Instrumental Fashion Statement,” Miami New Times, February 23-March 1, 2006
Harry Donsky, “Renee Rey to give art lecture,”Scarsdale Inquirer, September, 1996
Harry Donsky, “Rey art,” Scarsdale Inquirer, June,1996
Georgette Gouveia, “Gallery Goings,” Gannett Suburban Newspapers, June, 1996
Georgette Gouveia, “City Lights,” Gannett Suburban Newspapers, April, 1996
“Art Show Celebrates Jerusalem,” Jewish Week, March 1996
Cornelia Seckel, Culturally Speaking, ART TIMES, March 1996
Kathy Daley, In the Arts, Peekskill Herald, March 1996
Harry Donsky, “Arts and Entertainment,” Scarsdale Inquirer, March, 1995
Georgette Gouveia, “Gallery Going,” Gannett Suburban Newspapers, March, 1995
Harry Donsky, “Sculpture, paintings by local artists on exhibit in Manhattan, Irvington,” Scarsdale Inquirer

TELEVISION INTERVIEWS
April 2006 Maria Laria, Reporter, “ArtRouge Gallery Opening,” America Teve, Miami FL Channel 41
October 1995 Heather Dubbs, Reporter, “Breast Cancer, On the Road Through Art,” Westchester County NY Cable 10 News
1995 Barrie Switzen, Producer, “The Woman’s Connection,” New York City NY Cable Channels 69 and 34
Summer 1995 Sandra Gottlieb, Director, “Art Around and Around,” Scarsdale, NY Cable Channel 14

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