b. Sagamihara, Japan 

Renée Rey is an award-winning artist working in south Florida. 

Over the past few years, Rey has had solo exhibitions at Bailey Contemporary Arts Gallery, Pompano Beach, FL, Tauni De Lessep Gallery, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL and the Hammond Hall Gallery, Jacksonville, AL and group shows at Real Tinsel, Milwaukee, WI, Studio 33 Gallery, Mijas, Spain, Satchel Projects, New York, NY, Flatiron Gallery, New York, NY, and Alliance For The Arts, Fort Myers, FL. 

Her artwork has been selected for national awards and exhibitions by museum and gallery professionals including Jade Dellinger, Director of Exhibits & Collections, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Julie Sasse, Chief Curator, Tucson Museum of Art, Erin Wright, Curator, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and Gisela Carbonell, Curator, Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

Rey is the curator for the Bailey Contemporary Arts Gallery Retail Window. She was International Curator, writing the exhibition narrative for the show entitled, "Lo Cierto Es Lo Inceirto" in Soriano, Uruguay. She has been a visiting artist and lecturer at Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, New College, Sarasota, FL, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. The Artist taught drawing, painting and creative thinking to adults and children for over eight years in southwest Florida. Rey is scheduled to teach several classes at Bailey Contemporary Arts in January-March, 2024.

The Artist is currently a Bailey Contemporary Artist in Residence through June 2024. She was invited to the School of Visual Arts Summer Painting Residency, New York, NY in 2019 and Sun Peak Center for Art and Sustainability, Colorado Springs, CO in 2016. 

She has studied drawing, painting, 3-D design, film, performance art, computer art and art history on the undergraduate and graduate levels in New York and Florida. She brings undergraduate and graduate studies and professional experience in interior design, entrepreneurship, education, and Jewish studies to her practice, holding an MBA in Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, an A.A.S. Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, an M.A. Jewish Education, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY and a B.A. Judaic Studies; University at Albany, Albany, NY.