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
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
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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